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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...

  • School officials take joint stand against excise, TABOR questions

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With less than one week before the Nov. 3 election, the leaders of the Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Cumberland-North Yarmouth school boards have joined forces to urge the public to vote against Question 2 and Question 4 on the statewide referendum ballot.

  • Falmouth councilors weigh strategies for Brown property

    FALMOUTH — A full agenda kept the Town Council busy until after 10 p.m. Monday. Among the discussions was how to proceed with the Brown property after receiving public input last month. The town purchased the 3.3-acre property on Foreside Road in March 2007 for $580,000. At t...

  • Harvest on the Harbor

    MacKenzie Arrington, Maine Lobster Chef of The Year, poses with his winning dish of roasted Maine lobster tail on braised cabbage and cornbread, at last week's Harvest on the Harbor in Portland. Arrington received a $1,000 prize from the Maine Lobster Promotion Council.

  • Cumberland council OKs design work for Route 88 improvements

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to have Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers proceed with the design for a drainage and paving project on Foreside Road (Route 88). Gorrill-Palmer is to return to the council in December, when councilors will discuss bondi...

  • Portland councilors host neighborhood meetings in November

    PORTLAND — City Councilors will host annual district meetings beginning next week. The meetings are an opportunity for residents to discuss neighborhood issues with their councilor, the mayor and city staff. The schedule is: • District 1, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m...

  • Cumberland Town Council opposes excise tax, TABOR referendums

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday announced its opposition to two state ballot questions going before voters on Nov. 3. The panel unanimously approved a resolution opposing excise tax reduction, Question 2. A 5-2 majority favored a resolution against the second so-called T...

  • Hardy heart: Cumberland teen remains active despite defect at birth

    CUMBERLAND — It may be hard to imagine a die-hard athlete who was born with a heart defect, but Ted Russell is a teen who defies convention. The 18-year-old Greely High School senior, who plays soccer and lacrosse and runs indoor track, had a relatively uneventful birth. &...

  • Winter farmers markets to open in November in Falmouth, Cumberland

    FALMOUTH — With only a two-week break after the busy summer markets, local farmers and craftsmen will gear up for their first winter farmers market in West Cumberland and Falmouth starting in November.