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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...

  • United Way campaign raises more than $2M

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine exceeded its fundraising goal by nearly $110,000 and raised pledges of more than $2 million in its annual campaign. "What a wonderful community we have," said Dodie Jones, who chaired the campaign with Michael Jones. "What gene...

  • Correction

    A story last week incorrectly reported that the Brunswick School Department had frozen wages for non-union employees for nearly a year. According to the School Department, the only spending freeze has been in non-essential programs.

  • Arsonist to serve 11 years, pay $3.7M to businesses displaced in Yarmouth, York

    PORTLAND — Everett S. Stickney of Exeter, N.H., was sentenced in U.S. District Court Thursday to 11 1/2 years in prison for setting fires that destroyed 26 small businesses in Yarmouth and an office building in York. He was also ordered to pay $3.7 million in restitution to the 2...

  • State, town pass the buck, delay Scarborough pawn shop

    SCARBOROUGH — A local business owner says his attempt to open a pawn shop in Scarborough is being held up by the town's lack of a local licensing ordinance. Town officials say he can obtain the license he needs through the state, which makes a local ordinance unnecessary.

  • South Portland councilors to tour Vermont energy plant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Some city councilors on Tuesday, Nov. 17, will travel to Vermont to see a tri-generation power plant, similar to one being considered for Highland Avenue. Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director Erik Carson said Mayor Tom Blake and Councilor Maxi...

  • Scarborough councilor makes unusual, public bid for leadership

    SCARBOROUGH — A town councilor last week announced her candidacy for council chairwoman, giving the public a rare peek into what is traditionally a behind-the-scenes selection process. Beginning her third consecutive three-year term on the council after receiving the most votes in...

  • Council tells Cape Elizabeth homeowner hands off Greenbelt land; parking restricted near Casino Beach

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A homeowner in the Leighton Farm subdivision with land adjacent to town-owned conservation property will have to stop making improvements to the town land and remove part of a stone wall built in 2004. The Town Council voted 7-0 Monday to deny Philip O'Hearn's reque...

  • South Portland High School expands online courses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students at South Portland High School will be able to take an advanced graphic design course as soon as next fall. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said the School Board on Monday night unanimously endorsed the new course, which will not increase education costs.