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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...

  • Crime busters

    A length of crime scene tape provided the ribbon for area police chiefs and law enforcement officials who opened the new Metropolitan Regional Crime Lab on Wednesday at the Portland Police Department. The $1.5 million forensics lab will be used by officers from Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Portland, Sc...

  • Scarborough development agency wants design standards enforced for Marden's

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. wants the Planning Board to uphold the town's design standards when the board considers an application from Marden's Surplus & Salvage to occupy the former Wal-Mart building on Payne Road. There is added pressure on Scarboro...

  • Cape Elizabeth council kills intersection improvement plan

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After years of debate, Town Councilors voted 4-3 Wednesday night against installing a traffic light at the intersection of Ocean House, Scott Dyer and Shore roads. They also voted to turn down state and federal funding for the project. 4

  • Free flu shots, high school laptop computers to be offered to returning South Portland students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When students go back to school on Wednesday, Sept. 2, many will be returning to safer schools and have more technology at their disposal.  City schools will also offer free immunizations later this fall in an effort to reduce the looming flu threat, which many...

  • Scarborough ballot could include $1M land bond

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters may be asked to authorize borrowing up to $1 million to fund the purchase of conservation land. The Town Council appeared enthusiastic at the first reading last week of an order that would allow the town to place a referendum on the November ballot. If it pass...

  • South Portland council supports Long Creek pedestrian-bicycle bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Land Trust on Monday presented the City Council a feasibility study for a possible pedestrian-bicycle bridge over Long Creek. The feasibility study by Sebago Technics detailed six options for building a bridge that would connect Portland's West End with So...

  • Administrative changes mark new school year in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The new school year brings a couple of administrative changes to Scarborough, as well as additions to math and technology programs this fall. Scarborough Middle School Principal Jo Anne Sizemore has been appointed interim assistant superintendent of schools, taking o...

  • Cape Elizabeth schools eye swine flu precautions, laptop computer alternatives

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School teachers and administrators were in workshops this week in preparation for the start of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Much attention over the last several weeks has been given to a possible outbreak of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, this fa...