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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...

  • Cape Elizabeth designer 'Happy as a Clam' to benefit Yarmouth festival

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Ann Perrino, owner of Ann Veronica Handprints, has designed a "Happy as a Clam" ladies shoulder bag to honor and benefit the volunteers at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Perrino has been an exhibitor at the festival's craft show for many years, and decided to introduc...

  • Cape Elizabeth emergency calls now go to Portland, non-911 to automated system

    CAPE ELIZABETH — All non-emergency calls to the public safety departments are now being answered by an automated system. The change follows the dispatch center's consolidation with Portland and South Portland, which began this week. Emergency calls are being answered b...

  • Bath man arrested on sex, drug charges involving 3 boys

    BATH — Police arrested a 43-year-old Bath man on Tuesday and charged him with crimes including unlawful sexual contact and sexual touching involving three boys. Kevin White of 140 Richardson St. was charged with aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, Class C; two counts of unlawful...

  • Falmouth mourns high school student who was 'just something special'

    FALMOUTH — Friends and teachers filled the Falmouth High School theater Tuesday night to share their memories, to grieve together and to comfort each other after the death Sunday of 16-year-old Clayton Thomas. Thomas died June 28 from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a fa... 1

  • Update: SAD 51 board approves pay-to-play fees for Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 board voted unanimously on Tuesday to institute athletic activity fees at Greely Middle School and Greely High School this fall. Directors quickly approved the proposed fee of $75 per sport per player, with no cap or multi-sport d...

  • Yarmouth Town Council to discuss wind ordinance, Madeline Point construction

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meets Thursday night, July 2, for a workshop to discuss construction at Madeline Point, a proposed dinghy program at the Little John and Wharf Road facilities, and small wind energy systems proposed by the Planning Board. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, all...

  • Parades, fireworks, more for the July 4 weekend in Freeport

    FREEPORT — In many area towns, including Falmouth, Yarmouth and Cumberland, July Fourth will be a quiet day, with no town-sponsored activities planned. But in Freeport, it's a different story. Freeport's Independence Day activities start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning w...

  • Good to be Greek

    The annual Greek Festival drew several thousand people to Holy Trinity Greek Church at Pleasant and Park streets in Portland June 25-27 for three days of dancing and food celebrating Greek culture. Here, people joined in a traditional Greek dance while others waited patiently in the long food lines....