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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...

  • State awards alternative energy grants to Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland

    FALMOUTH — Renewable energy projects will soon begin in Falmouth, Freeport and Cumberland, thanks to grants announced Tuesday to municipalities and school systems for demonstration programs. Efficiency Maine, a program of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, awarded about $477,000 to 11 o...

  • Businesses may have to fund SMCC campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The committee that decides which bills are considered by the state Legislature has rejected a $4 million measure that would have funded start-up costs for the Advanced Technology Campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station.  However, Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, the bi...

  • Leader retires from Parkinson's support network he helped build

    FALMOUTH — Carl and Nancy Barker's lives were changed nearly 30 years ago when she was told she had Parkinson's disease. A medical research technician at Maine Research Center, she was just 50 – considered young for the disease – when she noticed her handwriting becoming increasin...

  • Freeport applies for $80K energy conservation grant

    FREEPORT — On the heels of receiving a $44,000 energy grant to install solar panels on the library, the Town Council Tuesday night voted 6-0 to approve another application for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. This grant from the Public Utility Commission's Efficiency Maine...

  • Falmouth hockey boosters' fundraiser still evergreen after 20 years

    FALMOUTH — There may be an ongoing controversy over what it's called – a Christmas tree, a holiday tree or a firefighter's nightmare – but a lot of people will be out buying those sappy, fragrant firs during the next few weeks, whatever they call them. While some households ha... 1

  • The show must go on

    As you would expect, Santa is a very busy guy this time of year, so if the city of Portland wants his help lighting the Christmas tree in Monument Square, the ceremony goes off on schedule, rain or shine. Or, as was the case last Friday night, very, very, very rainy. Still, many in the holiday spiri...

  • Portland City Council, School Committee inaugurations on Dec. 7

    PORTLAND — Recently elected city councilors and School Committee members will be sworn into office Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, at City Hall. The City Council ceremony is scheduled for noon in council chambers. Councilors Kevin Donoghue and David Marshall will be sworn in for second ...

  • Cumberland woman devotes herself to Nicaraguan community

    CUMBERLAND — In taking what she thought would be a vacation to a poor fishing village on the northwestern coast of Nicaragua, Stephany Guyot found a new and deeper sense of home. The 1999 Greely High School graduate has spent most of the past few years in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. F...