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  • Ethical questions swirl around Brunswick councilor's zoning vote

    BRUNSWICK — Actions by four-term Town Councilor David Watson have raised questions about whether he violated the council's ethics policy by voting on a request to rezone a parcel of land partially owned by his cousin, contractor Ted Crooker. At a June 21 public hearing, Watson m...

  • Kestrel CEO: Financing puzzle still coming together, not complete

    PORTLAND — Alan Klapmeier, chief executive officer of the startup airplane manufacturer Kestrel, Wednesday said the company has secured a new foreign investor and put some employees back to work at its Brunswick Landing facility. But he declined to share many details. “A...

  • Brunswick council begins debate over proposed job, program cuts

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council's first dive into the fiscal 2011 budget revealed potential sticking points on Monday, as some councilors advocated to restore targeted jobs and service reductions, while others called for deeper cuts. Although the potential for a reduced workforce and se...

  • Freeport businessman tapped to lead Boys to Men

    FREEPORT — After working for nearly 10 years to develop programs that would reduce interpersonal violence and support the healthy development of adolescent boys, Layne Gregory will step down as executive director of Boys to Men and hand the reins to Drew Wing of Freeport. The nonpro...

  • Judge rejects Yarmouth honor code challenge

    PORTLAND — A federal judge Tuesday denied a student's request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented her from being punished under the Yarmouth High School honor code. The 16-year-old student – identified in court documents only by the initials S.F. –...

  • SAD 51 OKs new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to move third-graders from the Drowne Road School to the Mabel I. Wilson School next year and find a new use for the Drowne Road building. Recommendations from the district’s Su...

  • Portland councilors mull school funding, Peaks Island police coverage

    PORTLAND — City Councilors lauded the schools Tuesday for the effort put in to a $90 million budget proposal, despite a 1.3 percent proposed increase in spending over this year. The police chief at Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting also presented the council with options to keep tw...

  • Call for help: Cumberland County sees itself as solution to dispatch dilemma facing towns

    FALMOUTH — When most people dial 911, their biggest concern is getting emergency service as quickly as possible. The location of the person who answers the call is probably far from the caller's mind. But as budget crises force more Maine communities to make drastic cuts, some towns ...

  • Portland Planning Board OKs Old Port hotel, North Deering bank

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a new hotel development for the former Jordan's Meat property in the Old Port. Developer Mark Woglom, president of New Hampshire-based Opechee Construction Corp, said interior demolition has already begun at the 207-209 bl...

  • Falmouth to issue 20 new moorings at Town Landing

    FALMOUTH — There's good news on the horizon for at least 20 of the 132 people on the  waiting list for a mooring at Town Landing. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve changes to the Coastal Waters Ordinance that will allow 20 new applications for moorings a...