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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...

  • WWII Purple Heart recipient gets Heritage Days honor

    BATH — One of the floats passing through downtown Bath during the Heritage Days Parade on July 4, paid tribute to two military men a generation apart: John Cakouros, a veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient, and his grandnephew, Sgt. Michael Kinney, a computer specialist who serve... 2

  • Longtime Islesboro manager chosen as North Yarmouth administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday unanimously appointed Damaris Marnie Diffin as the town's administrative assistant. They also began talk of updating Wescustogo Hall policies after an event left significant damage to the building. Diffin, who has been town mana... 1

  • Frederiksen named Falmouth's Citizen of the Year

    FALMOUTH — Arthur Frederiksen, 82, was named Falmouth's 2009 Citizen of the Year at the town's annual municipal dinner. The Falmouth High School graduate and World War II U.S. Army veteran said Tuesday he was "amazed" at the honor. "I'm kind of embarrassed a li...

  • Ready for fireworks

    Hannah Duston, 7, had the most homemade, do-it-yourself and reasonably priced vendor set-up of the day on the Fourth of July, selling lemonade and cookies on the Eastern Promenade in advance of Portland's annual fireworks display. (Natalie Conn photo)

  • Freeport Historical Society invites residents to help keep the past present

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society has started looking for ideas, artifacts and stories to help develop their next year-long exhibit, "Freeport's Amusements, Entertainments and Oddities." Executive Director Christina White said Freeport residents are invited to share their memories...

  • Yarmouth councilors to discuss funding for Madeline Point project

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has agreed to make some decisions regarding the appropriation of funds to begin public access improvements at Madeline Point this year. The project was developed by the Harbor and Waterfront Committee, has been vetted by the Planning Board, discussed d...

  • After 44 years, Yarmouth Clam Festival goes green

    YARMOUTH — Instead of creating buckets of thick yellow waste, the vegetable oil used to fry hundreds of clams to a crispy golden brown at this year's Clam Festival will be recycled and converted into an alternative fuel for diesel engines. This is one of the ways organizers of the 44th annua... 1

  • Singapore beckons for Cumberland family on a mission

    CUMBERLAND — At the end of the month, Doug and Joyce Erdmann will pack up the last of their belongings, say goodbye to their friends, neighbors and church, and trade their large, rural Cumberland home for a high-rise apartment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world.