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  • 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...

  • RSU 5 board submits Freeport withdrawal proposal to state, seeks November referendum

    FREEPORT — The board of directors of Regional School Unit 5 on Wednesday sent the Freeport withdrawal agreement to the Department of Education, with the intent to have it on the local ballot in November. The School Board's unanimous vote to submit the agreement to Education Comm...

  • Portland police report seizing more than 20 pipe bombs, crack

    PORTLAND — Police on a drug raid at an apartment near Hadlock Field early Monday morning reportedly found enough explosive devices to take out a city block. Police began investigating the possible drug distribution operation on Park Avenue two months ago, following the drive-by sh...

  • Peaks Island council considers options; No takers so far for November elections

    PEAKS ISLAND — The island advisory council created by the city two years ago in response to a secession bid is having trouble attracting candidates for the November elections. The terms of two members of the seven-member council, Betsy Stout and Tom Bohan, conclude in November. Ad...

  • Film makers take on 48-hour challenge in Portland

    On the 11th floor of the Portland House apartment building facing the Eastern Promenade, Horatio Baldwin, an animal rights activist, teeters on the balcony railing. He looks out at Portland Harbor. He looks down at the trees nearly 200 feet below his feet – and jumps. There is a ... 1

  • Portland, MCLU reach temporary agreement for mosque

    PORTLAND — City officials will temporarily allow a group of Afghani Muslims to use a former television repair shop on Washington Avenue for prayer services. The compromise between city officials and the Maine Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the Portland Masjid and Islamic...

  • Potential names released for Brunswick's new elementary school

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board on Aug. 12 received a list of potential names for the new elementary school on McKeen Street. The board is expected to vote on the matter during a meeting in September.  The three names include Joshua L. Chamberlain Elementary School, Harr...

  • Uphill battle

    Bernadette Shaw of Scarborough heads uphill to the first transition area and her waiting bicycle during the running portion of the Tri for a Cure last weekend in South Portland. The second women's triathlon drew more than 700 participants and raised more than $400,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation...

  • It's time for annual Scarborough Summerfest

    SCARBOROUGH — Right on cue with hot weather, Summerfest returns this weekend. Held at Clifford Mitchell Sports Complex, informally known as the high school fields, the fun begins Friday evening, Aug. 14, with a 6 p.m. one-mile kids road race for ages 13 and under, followed by an a... 3

  • Al fresco art in South Portland

    Art lovers had a great day, with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures, to enjoy the annual Art in the Park event on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Mill Creek Park in South Portland.