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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...

  • Derr won't seek re-election to Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Michelle Derr, whose first three-year term on the Board of Selectmen expires this year, said on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election. "It has been a genuine privilege to work for Topsham's taxpayers and neighborhoods, and that has been my goal for the entire ...

  • Bath native to bike 400 miles for cancer fundraiser

    BATH — As he bicycles this weekend from Dover-Foxcroft to Kittery, Jonathan Kelley will be thinking about the father he lost to cancer five years ago, and about his uncle, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in July. Kelley and four friends are cycling the more than 400-mil...

  • Scarborough planners, Marden's put store redesign, permit process on fast track

    SCARBOROUGH — Marden's Surplus & Salvage will accelerate a redesign process for the vacant Wal-Mart building on Payne Road, hoping to convince the Planning Board to give site plan approval at its next meeting so the Maine retailer can open in October. Planning Board members, in re...

  • Mid-Coast schools prepare for fight against flu

    BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital and Parkview Adventist Medical Center will be storing the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine for schools in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick and Harpswell, Sagadahoc Emergency Management Agency Director Misty Green said last week. Meanwhile, Gov. John Baldacci ...

  • New meeting format for Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. will be the first with a new format combining workshop items, regular business and public hearings at each meeting. The first portion of the meeting will include a public comment period, followed by regular business and wor...

  • Falmouth approves Woodville Road mansion for University of Maine functions

    FALMOUTH — A 15,000-square-foot mansion on Woodville Road that has been unused for years may soon be open for University of Maine functions. The lavish home and five acres of land that at one time belonged to Shaw's Supermarkets heiress Mary Alice Davis, now of Phoenix, Ariz., was...

  • Beyond shopping: Freeport gets grant for downtown art displays

    FREEPORT — Downtown Main Street will feature art exhibits in previously empty storefront windows through the end of the year, thanks to a grant from the Maine Arts Commission. The commission awarded the $7,500 Artists in Maine Communities grant to Freeport in support of "Experiencing F...

  • Longtime director leaves Center for Grieving Children

    PORTLAND — The Center for Grieving Children has a new program director. Susan Giambalvo has replaced Linda Kelly, who worked at the center for 20 years. Kelly recruited and trained volunteers to work with grieving children in the Portland area. She also led the center'...