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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...

  • Cumberland forms alliance to promote local businesses

    CUMBERLAND – A first-of-its-kind local business group hopes to promote and support businesses and bring together the town’s public and private sectors for increased economic development. Membership in the Cumberland Maine Business Association is free to all Cumberland business ...

  • Juried exhibit to spotlight best USM student art

    PORTLAND — An exhibit featuring some of the best student art will open next week at the University of Southern Maine's Area Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center. The free exhibit, "USM Juried Student Art Exhibit: Selected Works," will feature the work of USM student artists. Most of...

  • Yarmouth prepares for crowds during Herbie's removal

    YARMOUTH — When Herbie, Yarmouth's 240-year-old, 110-foot American elm tree is removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 18, town officials want spectators to be safe and prepared. To keep the droves of residents, neighbors and expected spectators safe, Pub...

  • Developers hope to stimulate interest, funding for Falmouth open space project

    FALMOUTH — An event planned Sunday, Jan. 10, at Tidewater Farm promises to provide a glimpse of organizers' dreams for the development's 32 acres of open space. Sunday's program, the first in a monthly series of educational and recreational entertainment events, is expected to attrac...

  • Shrimp parts still plague Portland Water District

    PORTLAND — The Portland Water District is reminding businesses and residents to only flush human waste and toilet paper down their drains. The reminder comes as wastewater treatment facilities are again being overwhelmed by unprocessable material, including discarded shrimp parts.

  • High school schedule the subject of Jan. 20 forum

    PORTLAND — A new schedule for the city's high schools will be discussed at a community forum scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Portland Exposition Building. The proposed common high school schedule was drafted by a 28-member task force and presented to the School Committee on Dec. 16....

  • United Way of Greater Portland announces new CEO

    PORTLAND — The United Way of Greater Portland has hired a new president and chief executive officer. Suzanne McCormick will replace Meg Baxter, who served as president of the organization for 20 years. McCormick most recently has been president of the People's Regional Opportu...

  • Nominees sought for ecomaine awards

    PORTLAND — Ecomaine is accepting nominations for its "eco-Excellence Awards," presented annually to residents who have made a difference by increasing environmental responsibility and sustainability in their communities. Nominations, along with a brief description of the nominee's gr...