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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...

  • Report: Cumberland needs more families, affordable housing

    CUMBERLAND — A financial impact analysis produced for the town suggests Cumberland grow its families with school-age children and increase affordable housing, among other recommendations. The Cumberland Town Council heard details of the document – produced by Planning Decisio...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth mark completion of Greely High School improvements

    CUMBERLAND — The culmination of a project several years in the making was marked Nov. 12 when David Perkins sliced through a ribbon at the entrance to Greely High School. This act by the School Administrative District 51 chairman capped off the school's grand opening, an event tha...

  • Bath martial arts instructor tapped as assistant coach on national team

    BATH — Ed Hall is no stranger to major martial arts competitions. When he travels to Jamaica for a world championship martial arts competition in January, though, he won't be fighting. Hall, who runs

  • Better Day's ahead: Yarmouth Route 1 landmark gets structural overhaul

    YARMOUTH — A well-known seafood shack on Route 1 is propped up on stilts and getting a much-needed structural overhaul. By the time the restaurant reopens next spring, Day's Crabmeat & Lobster at 1269 Route 1 will have a new foundation, deck and paved parking lot. Owners Dennis an...

  • Portland police charge boyfriend in Gorham woman's murder

    PORTLAND — Police Tuesday said they arrested a Portland man for allegedly murdering his girlfriend. William Hanaman, 51, was charged with the murder of Marion Shea, 47, according to police Capt. Ted Ross. Police remained tight-lipped about other details surrounding last week...

  • Brunswick Fire Department chief to retire in April

    BRUNSWICK — Clark Labbe will retire as fire chief on April 2, 2010, he announced Monday in a letter to Town Manager Gary Brown. Labbe, 54, has served 37 years with the Brunswick Fire Department. Five of those years have been as chief. "The men and women of the Br...

  • RSU 1 teachers protest failure to reach labor accord

    ARROWSIC — Approximately 60 Regional School Unit 1 teachers packed a School Board meeting Monday evening to draw attention to their lack of a labor contract. Members of the Sagadahoc Education Preservation Association rallied outside Arrowsic Town Hall while the RSU 1 board disc... 1

  • Few drivers comment on plan to close turnpike entrance in Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Extensive repairs to an aging Maine Turnpike bridge may mean temporary closure of the Exit 52 northbound on-ramp from the Falmouth spur, forcing drivers to find alternate routes. During a meeting attended by fewer than half a dozen members of the public Monday night at Main... 3