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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...

  • Freeport review board to hold 3 site walks

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will conduct site walks for three proposed projects on Saturday, Jan. 23. At 9 a.m. the board will visit 38 South St., the proposed Habitat for Humanity subdivision. At 9:45 a.m., the board will meet at the proposed Bow Street Market de...

  • Collaboration fuels Freeport forum on domestic violence

    FREEPORT — Community Services will host a forum on domestic violence on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Local schools, businesses, non-profits and teenagers are collaborating in the forum, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center.

  • Yarmouth teachers accept 1-year salary freeze

    YARMOUTH — In the face of budget shortfalls and reductions in state funding, the town and teachers have agreed to a one-year salary freeze. The new contract was ratified by members of the Yarmouth Educators Association and unanimously approved by the School Board on Thursday, Ja...

  • North Yarmouth nixes silver bullets in favor of curbside recycling

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Not everyone is pleased that the town has put a silver bullet in its silver-bullet recycling containers. The containers at the fire barn were removed Jan. 15 in favor of the town's curbside recycling program. The Board of Selectmen voted Dec. 1 to make the chang...

  • North Yarmouth hopes to avoid tax increase in upcoming budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen is aiming for a fiscal 2011 budget that triggers no increase in taxes,  Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a homeowner will pay less, she noted. For instance, if resident...

  • Falmouth residents encouraged to take budget survey

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has created a survey for residents to assist in prioritizing the municipal budget for fiscal year 2011. The survey is available on the town's Web site,

  • Yarmouth students raise fuel assistance funds

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth High School Interact Club will host a Pond Party on Sunday, Jan. 24, to raise money for the Yarmouth fuel assistance fund. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the pond behind the Log Cabin on Main Street. There will be a bonfire, refreshmen...

  • North Yarmouth Dems to caucus Jan. 31

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The North Yarmouth Democrats will caucus Sunday, Jan. 31, to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect municipal officers and county committee members and talk about Maine policy issues. The caucus will be held in theTown Office meeting room at ...