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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...

  • Dead trees to be removed in North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday decided to spend $300 to remove five dead trees along a private road, despite Conservation Commission opposition. Bob Houston, chairman of the Conservation Commission, spoke Tuesday against the Oak Hill Road subdivision's request that th...

  • Cumberland students, historians collaborate to bring town history to Web

    CUMBERLAND — A historian by training, Prince Memorial Library Director Thomas Bennett takes every chance he can to preserve and organize Cumberland's past. While his staff holds down the fort day to day, Bennett spends much of his time on things like compiling the

  • Falmouth mom embraces 'Liver Life Challenge'

    FALMOUTH — On Sunday, Aug. 9, 10,000 runners will be competing in the 37th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race held annually in Falmouth, Mass. The field for the seven-mile race along the coast of Cape Cod runs the gamut, from world-class athletes hoping to win, to local running enthusiasts hoping to f...

  • Updated: Brunswick council makes Brown top choice for town manager

    BRUNSWICK — Gary Brown, Brunswick's acting town manager for the last seven months, is now one step away from becoming the town's chief executive.  The Town Council announced Brown as its consensus choice for the town manager position Wednesday night after a closed-door session. The ...

  • Maine Turnpike Authority holds hearings on 10-year plan

    PORTLAND — The Maine Turnpike Authority will hold public hearing next week on a draft version of its 10-year capital improvement plan. Meetings were held this week in Auburn and Gardiner. Residents of greater Portland will get a chance to offer feedback on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at th...

  • Falmouth council approves fire station grant bid, but seeks lower cost

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has asked staff to cut back on plans to renovate Fire Station 4, even as it voted unanimously to approve an application the Fire Department made a month ago for federal stimulus money to help fund the $1 million project. Requesting nearly $500,000 throu...

  • Eagle lands

    While tourists explore the U.S. Coast Guard tall ship Eagle in Portland Harbor on Aug. 1, the ship's weekend visit was a special treat for local Sea Scouts, who boarded the Eagle at sea as it arrived on July 31. Alex Whittemore, left, of Scarborough; Dylan Price of Scarborough; Matt Tasarz of Portla...

  • Freeport BBQ hopes to light a fire under lobster industry

    FREEPORT — Buck's Naked BBQ will add lobster to its menu to support and promote local lobstermen and celebrate the lobster industry. The celebration will take place Friday, Aug. 14 with an outdoor lobster dinner to benefit the Maine Lobster Promotion Council. Wendy Caisse, co-owner of