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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...

  • Police: Death of woman at South Portland fire scene unsolved, but not suspicious

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Investigators are still looking for explanations after a convicted arsonist was found dead in an Ocean Street apartment when firefighters extinguished a small fire in nearby apartment.   Maine State Police on Tuesday said the death of 24-year-old Alyssa Jensen, ...

  • Maine Mall owner seeks delay, change of venue for tax dispute with South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Board of Property Tax Review has scheduled three days of hearings starting Oct. 20 to settle a dispute over a 2006 tax bill between the city and General Growth Properties, owners of the Maine Mall. But GGP, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectio...

  • Together for eternity

    L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport on Saturday, Sept. 26, unveiled a new taxidermy display called "The Final Charge." The rare display depicts two moose, their antlers locked in a deadly struggle, just as they were found in New Sweden in 2006. Taxidermist Mark Dufresne developed the display, whi...

  • Alpaca up close

    Kathryn Coldwell, left, and Amelia Waite make some new friends at Longwoods Alpaca Farm on Main Street in Cumberland on Saturday, Sept. 26, during the annual Alpaca Open Farm Weekend organized by the Maine Alpaca Association.

  • Air-lift rescue

    Freeport Fire and Rescue personnel hurry an accident victim to a Life Flight helicopter that landed on the northbound side of Interstate 295 on Friday, Sept. 25, after a car went off the highway near Mile 25.

  • Inspiration to go green on display this weekend

    FALMOUTH — An open-house tour this weekend promises to be a showcase of energy efficiency and an inspiration to homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills by incorporating green building techniques. Sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association as part of the Amer...

  • Brunswick base agency faces more questions about Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — Questions about Oxford Aviation's past and current business practices continue, even as the organization working to bring the private firm to Brunswick Naval Air Station on Monday assured residents and town officials that it is conducting due diligence. Members of the Mid...

  • Town to undertake heritage project

    CUMBERLAND — Cumberland and North Yarmouth have been awarded a grant for the towns to create a series of electronic presentations showcasing their history. A meeting to introduce the public to this Maine Community Heritage project will be held at the Cumberland Town Office at 6 p...