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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...

  • Public Utilities Commission delays vote on probe of Casco Bay Lines

    PORTLAND — The Maine Public Utilities Commission wants more information from the public and Casco Bay Lines before it decides whether to open an investigation into last year's fare hikes by the ferry operator. The commission was expected to vote Monday, Jan. 25, on a recommendation f...

  • $63.1M bid to replace Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Only three companies submitted bids to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Transportation said the lowest bid was submitted by Reed & Reed Construction, which said the project could be completed for $63.1 million. La...

  • Art dealer/wrestler to lead auction for school

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay High School will hold a benefit auction Saturday for Project Graduation, featuring about 50 chairs painted by parents, students and local artists. The “Have A Seat” auction will be held Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. at The Maine Studios, 225 Presumpscot St. ...

  • Mayor: Portland rises to the challenge of aid for Haiti

    PORTLAND — Mayor Nicholas Mavodones Jr. last week encouraged all residents to do whatever they could to help victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 14. People apparently took the message to heart. On Jan. 21, city officials partnered with WGME and the School Department t...

  • Drivers, residents savor 1-year respite from Route 1 truck traffic

    FREEPORT — As a truck driver for 14 years, Herman Hughes of Leeds has had to regularly maneuver his 100,000-pound, six-axle truck around Route 1medians in Yarmouth, tourists in Freeport and traffic in Falmouth to deliver gasoline. Because his heavy truck was not allowed on Interstate...

  • Girl, 6, hospitalized after being hit by truck in Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — A 6-year-old girl suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries after she was run over by a Central Maine Power Co. truck Jan. 15. According to Portland Police Capt. Ted Ross, the accident happened at 4:55 p.m. at the corner of Pine and Brackett streets in the West End. The ...

  • Portland arts education gets boost from Kennedy Center

    PORTLAND — The public schools and Portland Ovations have been accepted as partners by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts' Partner in Education Program. The Portland...

  • Bus service seeks public input on proposed fare hikes in Portland, Falmouth, Westbrook

    PORTLAND — The board of directors of the bus service in Portland, Falmouth and Westbrook has scheduled three public hearings to discuss proposed fare increases. The Metro board is considering raising the price of a single fare to $1.50 from $1.25; a 10-ride book from $11 to $14; and a mo...