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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...

  • 14 candidates compete for 7 council, School Board seats in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Fourteen Cape Elizabeth residents have returned nomination papers to put their names on the November ballot for seven available seats on the Town Council and School Board. "There has been more of an interest this year," Town Clerk Debra Lane said. "I anticipat...

  • Disposition of Goddard Mansion among public hearing topics in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will hold three public hearings at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., councilors will hear public input on the amended shoreland zoning ordinance, the conceptual Shore Road pathway and the Goddard Mansion ruins. In February...

  • Meeting set on Freeport park dog policy

    FREEPORT — On Monday, Sept. 14, the Winslow Park Commission will hold a public meeting on its dog policy. The policy requires dogs to be leashed between May 1 through Columbus Day when the campground is open. From Columbus Day through April 31, dogs are permitted off-leash in the...

  • RSU 5 to host community forum

    FREEPORT — Using recently acquired grant funding, Regional School Unit 5 will begin to develop a strategic plan to help strengthen the district's academic, innovation and financial efficiencies. The planning process will begin Monday, Sept. 14, at the Freeport Performing Arts Center from 6-9...

  • U-peek season

    Ellen McEnaney of Westbrook peeks from behind the limbs and low-hanging fruit on a tree at Orchard Hill Farm in Cumberland on Saturday, Sept. 5, the first day this season that the farm was open for pick-your-own apples.

  • Vaccine clinics scheduled for Falmouth students

    FALMOUTH — A seasonal flu shot clinic sponsored by Falmouth Health Services for middle and high school students is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Falmouth High School community gym (the small gym). For elementary students, a clinic will be held Tuesday, Se...

  • Family values: Changes ahead for Harpswell marina, restaurant

    HARPSWELL — Chris and Billy Saxton were about 5 years old when they began working the docks and launch at the Dolphin Marina & Restaurant. After that they worked in the restaurant's kitchen, doing dishes, picking lobsters, whatever needed to be done. Today, the Saxton brother...

  • Brunswick councilors weigh renewal of Cook's Corner TIF

    BRUNSWICK — A request to renew the Cook's Corner Tax Increment Financing District in order to fund road improvements there could come with a catch for east Brunswick. The Town Council first heard the proposal at Tuesday's meeting. Although the council tabled the discussion, ther...