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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...

  • Memory talks preserve history of Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., residents are invited to the Community Center to share their stories about people, places or events in Cape Elizabeth. Jan Reale, a photographer and writer and member of the Historical Preservation Society, said the idea for the project ...

  • South Portland City Council opposes excise tax initiative, sets new fees for developers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council unanimously approved a resolution

  • Brunswick School Board grapples with redistricting in transition to new school

    BRUNSWICK — As work crews continue to prepare the McKeen Street site for the town's new $28 million elementary school, School Department officials are mulling significant redistricting plans. One of those proposals would send every student to each elementary school, a move that pr...

  • Dog Day at Skyline Farm

    North Yarmouth resident Cathy Bunton's 3-year-old cockapoo plays chase the ball on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Skyline Farm's third annual Dog Day, where owners and their pets participated in games, demonstrations, agility exercises and training clinics.

  • Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport

    Women 34 years old and younger swim toward the start line of the Lobsterman Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 19, off Winslow Park in Freeport. This year's swim-bike-run event attracted 800 competitors from 24 states and Canada.

  • Freeport chamber begins membership drive

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Chamber of Commerce membership drive has started and the goal is to gather 600 new members by the end of the year. Sande Updegraph, executive director of the Freeport Economic Development Corp., said the drive so far has enlisted 150 members. ...

  • 19th century ship at center of Freeport exhibit

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Historical Society's fall exhibit, "Lessons from the Tam O'Shanter," will open Thursday, Oct. 24, with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The painting of the Tam O'Shanter, the 19th century ship built in the Soule shipyard in South Freeport, is the cen...

  • Brunswick council OKs meeting space cost overrun, continues search for new police station site

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council Monday voted 8-1 to fund an additional $55,000 for meeting space at Maine Street Station, an expenditure double the project's original estimate. Meanwhile, a council subcommittee effectively ruled out renovating the town-owned building on Industry Roa...