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  • 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...

  • RSU 5 board submits Freeport withdrawal proposal to state, seeks November referendum

    FREEPORT — The board of directors of Regional School Unit 5 on Wednesday sent the Freeport withdrawal agreement to the Department of Education, with the intent to have it on the local ballot in November. The School Board's unanimous vote to submit the agreement to Education Comm...

  • From Scarborough with love

    Students from all levels of the Scarborough school system took part in Operation Cupid at the middle school Wednesday night, Jan. 27. More than $,1000 was raised to support 150 members of the U.S. Army Reserve 619th Transportation Company, now serving in Afghanistan, and their families. Students des...

  • Business as usual promised in South Portland after Uno files Chapter 11

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Uno's Chicago Grill restaurants in South Portland and Bangor are among 153 company-owned restaurants included in a corporate bankruptcy filing. Boston-based Uno Restaurant Holdings voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Jan. 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Cour...

  • South Portland eyes waterfront property in land swap

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Feb. 1 will vote on a land swap that would give the city a slice of waterfront property along the Greenbelt Walkway. Mayor Tom Coward said councilors unanimously signaled support for the land swap with Louis Maietta at a workshop Monday night, Jan...

  • South Portland's Willard Beach saga goes national

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Life at Willard Beach is becoming an obsession for people as far away as California. And it has nothing to do with dogs. A group of local filmmakers are finding more and more cable stations are picking up their Internet series of three-minute comedies, "Willar...

  • Cape Elizabeth expected to vote again on Fort Williams fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although they voted overwhelmingly three years ago against charging fees at Fort Williams Park, residents are now likely to have a chance to change their minds. At a Town Council workshop on Monday, Jan. 25, councilors informally agreed to send the parking fee p...

  • Amtrak Downeaster extension from Portland to Brunswick gets $35M jump-start

    PORTLAND — An upgrade of 30 miles of railroad tracks between Portland and Brunswick will receive a $35 million boost from the federal government. Proponents say the overhaul will pave the way for the extension of Amtrak Downeaster passenger service to Freeport and Brunswick – p...

  • Valentine's art at Freeport Historical Society

    FREEPORT — An exhibit featuring Valentine's Day greeting cards and postcards from the turn of the century through the 1940s opens at the Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., on Thursday, Feb. 4. The items are from the historical society archives and private collections. Bev...

  • Pond Party

    Local band Low Flying Airplanes provide entertainment on Sunday, Jan. 24, for a Pond Party hosted by the Yarmouth High School Interact Club behind the Key Bank building on Main Street. The event, which raised money for fuel assistance, included skating, pick-up hockey games, a bonfire and refreshmen...