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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...

  • Hearings set on Cumberland home demolition, speed limits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday scheduled public hearings for later this month on demolishing an abandoned Valley Road home and restoring lower speed limits on Bruce Hill, Orchard and Whitney roads. Both hearings were set for Aug. 24, at the regular meeting to be held at Town...

  • Portland officer assaulted during Old Port melee

    PORTLAND — Police said an officer was punched in the face early Saturday morning while trying to break up a fight in the Old Port. Officer Gayle Petty was on Wharf Street around 1 a.m. Aug. 8 when she and other officers saw a large crowd gathering outside the Oasis nightclub, acco...

  • Casco Bay Lines begins search for new manager

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines board members hope to hire a new general manager by the end of the year. Matt Hoffner, a member of the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors who is leading the search committee, said this week he expects the committee to advertise for the ...

  • Falmouth resident selected as SBA regional administrator

    FALMOUTH — A local woman has been selected to be the next regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Jeanne Anderson Hulit will oversee the SBA's programs and services in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire. ...

  • Going green on Danforth

    Developers Nathan Szanton and Robert C.S. Monks are expected to welcome Gov. John Baldacci and other officials to the opening of 53 Danforth St., a 43-unit apartment building, on Wednesday. Thirty of the apartments are set aside for families with incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median inc...

  • Freeport Historical Society digs for buried treasure at Pettengill Farm

    FREEPORT — Two archaeologists rooted around the Pettengill Farm property last week and uncovered agricultural tools, buttons, pottery and a deer jaw – objects they said tell a story about the life and times of the family that lived there decades ago. Norm Buttrick, former archae...

  • Freeport councilor resigns; candidates slow to take out nomination papers

    FREEPORT — Town Councilor Genie Beaulieu on Tuesday announced she will resign from the council effective Nov. 10. Beaulieu, who represents District 1, said she and her husband did a lot of soul searching, but finally decided it was time to travel. She said she retire...

  • Updated: Brunswick council defends town manager search, secret vote; publicly endorses Brown

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council publicly voted 7-2 Wednesday to begin contract negotiations with Gary Brown to become the new town manager, one week after making the same decision behind closed doors. Wednesday's meeting came amid questions about the legality of an Aug. 5 executive sessi...