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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...

  • Cumberland teen scores again in Bon Jovi music video

    CUMBERLAND — What do President Barack Obama, Princess Diana, Martin Luther King Jr. and the former manager of the Greely High School varsity boys basketball team have in common? Patrick Thibodeau, the former team manager, is featured with those luminaries in Bon Jovi's new music...

  • Watershed work in Portland

    Elliot Heeschen combs through the reeds bracketing Capisic Brook on Oct. 17, looking for trash and other debris that pollute one of Portland's largest streams. The city resident joined about three dozen other volunteers, including most of the Cheverus High School boys soccer team, in a clean-up effo...

  • Freeport Chamber holds first meeting, board to be elected next month

    FREEPORT — After more than a decade of discussion and planning, business owners mingled at the first Freeport Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday night at Buck's Naked BBQ on Route 1.

  • Portland Pumpkin Festival

    Pumpkins glowing at night in Monument Square for the Camp Sunshine Portland Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 16.

  • Charter panel to discuss elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — The main issue the city's Charter Commission is expected to grapple with in the coming year will be the subject of a panel discussion Monday, Oct. 26. Whether Portland should have an elected mayor was the driving force behind the commission being established. Under the ...

  • AG finds Portland police justified in Okot shooting

    PORTLAND — The attorney general last week determined police officers acted in self-defense on April 25 when they shot and killed an armed, intoxicated man in Parkside. Officers Benjamin Roper and Joshua Wiseman shot 26-year-old David Okot the evening of April 25, shortly after res...

  • Paint meets tank: Work begins on Art All Around project in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On a cold and gray Thursday afternoon, the first swaths of color were ceremoniously applied to one of 16 Portland Harbor oil storage tanks that will be decorated as part of an international Art All Around competition. A crowd of about 20 supporters watched the ope...

  • Billings, Sun Journal staff win FOI award

    NORTHPORT — The Sun Journal daily and Sunday newspapers were named the best in the state at the Maine Press Association's annual conference Saturday night. The papers serving Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties took top honors for the second year in a row. The contest was ...