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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...

  • Cumberland credit union site plan OK'd; project moves forward despite lawsuit

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board unanimously approved the site plan for a Main Street credit union Tuesday, allowing the project to move forward despite a pending lawsuit. Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union was issued a contract zone by the Town Council in March to build a bran... 2

  • Falmouth college student reaches Kenyan orphans with schooling, lacrosse sticks

    FALMOUTH — Many people picture horrible conditions and unloved, unhappy children packed into cramped spaces when they think of some orphanages overseas. But Flying Kites in Kenya is different, Gina Campbell, of Falmout...

  • Yarmouth Clam Festival turnout strong despite economy, red tide

    YARMOUTH — Visitors to the 44th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival were less concerned about the threat of red tide and the economy than expected, and enjoyed the free entertainment and good weekend weather. Food vendors said people spent their money on clams, steamers and lobsters all weekend, a...

  • Like mother, like son - Fulbright grants awarded to both

    YARMOUTH — Like his mother did last year, Miles Kenney-Lazar will leave the country for nearly a year on a Fulbright-sponsored trip. Kenney-Lazar, a recent graduate of the University of Miami, will study the socioeconomic effects of rubber growing on rural households in northern Laos. His mot...

  • Yarmouth art collector runs Fryeburg Academy gallery for free

    YARMOUTH — John Day retired a year ago after 28 years of teaching at Greely High School. He relaxed for three days, then accepted a position as the Director of the Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy. For free. Day, a Yarmouth resident, attended Frye...

  • Sunday drive

    Noah Martinez, left, a 4-year-old from Scarborough, takes a ride with Tom Cary in the Cumberland resident's 1909 Ford. Martinez and Cary were at the Falmouth Memorial Library for Library Sundae. The event included a gathering of antique cars, valve cover races, music and ice cream sundaes. (...

  • Protesters rally for health care reform

    Hundreds of demonstrators march down Congress Street in Portland on Saturday after a rally in Monument Square in support of a government-run, single payer health care system.

  • Man with hatchet smashes glass at Falmouth businesses

    FALMOUTH — Police say a local man took a hatchet to the entrance door and drive-through window of two Route 1 businesses Monday night. Peter Hamilton, 58, "went on a rampage with a hatchet" at about 9 p.m., shattering the exterior door that led to a lobby with separate inte...