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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...

  • Correction

    A story in the July 24 edition of The Forecaster should have said nomination papers are available in Brunswick for the District 3 School Board seat now held by Eileen Murphy.

  • Bath police, volunteers receive national award

    BATH — The Police Department and Community Policing last month received the National Neighborhood Watch Award of Excellence. The National Sheriffs Association presented the award jointly with the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the NSA 69th annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, F...

  • South Portland, Freeport exits on southbound I-295 close for repairs

    PORTLAND — Motorists in Portland, South Portland and Freeport can expect detours at two exits on Interstate 295. The Department of Transportation has closed the Exit 4 southbound on-ramp from the Veterans Memorial Bridge in South Portland through Tuesday, Sept. 15, while construction ...

  • South Portland City Council balks at putting health-care benefit to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Even though there doesn't appear to be enough support to put taxpayer-financed health insurance for councilors to voters in November, the City Council on Monday, Aug. 3, will publicly discuss the benefit that costs about $70,000 a year. At a workshop July 27 at th... 2

  • Nomination papers available for Freeport council, board seats

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers for the Nov. 3 municipal elections are now available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall. There are two Town Council seats, three seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees, and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees to fill. All are t...

  • After 3 years of talks, South Portland library union to vote on employment contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city and representatives of the fledgling library union have reached a tentative labor contract. Library workers have scheduled an Aug. 6 meeting to discuss and vote on the proposal. If approved by the 16-member bargaining unit, the City Council could vote on ... 1

  • Yarmouth superintendent steps into role, Rowe principal steps out

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee met Thursday, July 23, with new members and a new superintendent. Superintendent Judy Paolucci, formerly of Rhode Island, moved into her new home June 30 and started work as the school chief July 1. Chairman David Ray has returned to the committee, ...

  • Eat in Yarmouth for a good cause: Restaurants to donate proceeds to Bartlett Circle

    YARMOUTH — In an effort to help Bartlett Circle senior housing raise the money it needs by September for safety improvements, nine local restaurants are donating proceeds from special promotions in August. Sandra McCatherin, manager of Bartlett Circle, said she and the fundraising committee...