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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...

  • Topsham selectmen opt for Middlesex Road safety improvements instead of speed change

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 June 18 against asking the Maine Department of Transportation to reduce the Middlesex Road speed limit. However, the board voted unanimously to have town staff look into safety improvements, such as a new crosswalk, intersection signs an...

  • Topsham Government Improvement Committee seeks more input

    TOPSHAM — The Government Improvement Committee is reviewing surveys from more than 100 people at Town Meeting last month and hopes to survey a broader spectrum of residents. Committee member John Rensenbrink said on Monday that the Town Meeting surveys were a first step, while a...

  • City Council supports sound stage, balks at rezoning South Portland armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than a dozen residents attended Monday's City Council workshop to discuss the fate of the former Maine Army National Guard Armory on Broadway at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge. The workshop was prompted by a Cape Elizabeth resident's proposal to convert th...

  • Denning dedication

    Jordan Denning, brother of the late Hanley Denning, founder of Safe Passage, places a small stone inscribed with Hanley's name on it on a new memorial bench at Yarmouth High School on June 18. Friends and relatives of Hanley Denning helped dedicate the memorial and shared stories of her courage, com...

  • Commercial Street work could start next month in Bath

    BATH — Improvements to Commercial Street could begin by mid or late July, after the City Council and Maine Department of Transportation have approved a contractor to conduct the work, City Planner Jim Upham said Wednesday. He said three contractor bids were opened Wednesday morni...

  • Brunswick base redevelopers hope Congress backs no-cost transfers

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. House of Representatives this week was expected to hear a bill sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, that could help speed redevelopment of Brunswick Naval ...

  • Update: Bath library searching for new director, Goodwin named interim leader

    BATH — Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips has resigned, effective Aug. 21. The library announced on Friday that Peter Goodwin, manager of the facility's Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room, has been appointed interim director as of July 13. The library board ...

  • Baldacci reassures Brunswick councilors, Bowdoin College about Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci last week reassured officials from Brunswick, Freeport and Bowdoin College about his commitment to the Amtrak Downeaster and the proposed extension of the passenger service. The meeting with Baldacci was sparked by concerns that the governor's suppo... 2