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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...

  • Developer seeks TIF from Scarborough to redevelop Konica building on Route 1

    SCARBOROUGH — A developer who is trying to renovate the former Konica Minolta building plans to request tax increment financing for the project. On Monday, Robert Gaudreau received conditional site plan approval from the Planning Board on his design for redeveloping the 60,000-squ...

  • Cape Elizabeth teen to sing anthem for Red Sox Nation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — When Hannah Kramer's grandfather takes his season seat at Fenway Park on Aug. 23, he'll witness more than just a Red Sox -Yankees game. Kramer will kick off the night singing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" for a crowd of more than 35,000, which won't include...

  • Bath Water District criticizes restrictions in Comp Plan update

    BATH — An aspect of a proposed update to the city's Comprehensive Plan concerning the extension of public water and sewer lines stirred mixed emotions during a workshop at City Hall Wednesday evening. The update to the 1997 plan, which the City Council must ultimately approve, ...

  • Scarborough School Department facilities director resigns for Gorham job

    SCARBOROUGH — The long-time school facilities director has resigned to take a similar position in Gorham. Norm Justice, who has worked for the School Department for 21 years, submitted his resignation last week. On Sept. 4, he will begin his new position as Gorham schools faciliti...

  • Casino Beach woes prompt review of all parking rules in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A Police Department recommendation to review parking rules on one street in the Cape Cottage neighborhood has prompted the Town Council to initiate a review of all parking regulations in town. The Ordinance Committee will discuss the issue through November, when i...

  • Humidity forces repairs to new floor in Scarborough High School gym

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough High School's new wood floor in Plummer Gymnasium is on the mend after high humidity caused it to swell and buckle, a flooring company representative said Wednesday. Installers from Connor Sports Flooring laid the new floor in March, after water from a bu...

  • Topsham to use grant for architectural survey

    TOPSHAM — The town will soon conduct an architectural survey of its historic district, thanks to a grant from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Aug. 6 to award the work to Topsham resident Scott Hanson, who runs Hanson Historic P...

  • How his garden grows

    Norm Steele, a master gardener and Scott Gardener of the Year, explains the process of proper composting to visitors during the Backyard Locavore Tour offered by the Univeristy of Maine Cooperative Extension on Aug. 8. Steele opened his Cumberland garden to the public with guided tours and shared so...