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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...

  • Portland Parkside neighborhood launches crime watch program

    PORTLAND — Parkside residents, landowners and businesses are launching a neighborhood watch program. The initiative comes at the start of summer, when crime typically spike throughout the city, and as Portland welcomes a new police chief, James Craig, who has described community ...

  • Nomination papers available Monday for Portland council, school board candidates

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers for the Nov. 3 city elections will be available Monday, June 29. Voters this fall will elect three city councilors, three School Committee members and two Peaks Island Council members. There will also be a one-year term available on the Portland Water ...

  • Corrected: South Portland pilot killed in N.H. crash

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Federal officials said it could take months to determine what caused the plane crash that killed a 50-year-old South Portland pilot. Stephen D. Cardelli Jr. was killed when his single-engine Cessna 177 crashed shortly after take-off from New Hampshire's Laconia A...

  • Bath museum exhibit highlights boom, bust of fin fisheries

    BATH — The Maine Maritime Museum's latest exhibit, running through Nov. 29, is dubbed "Net Worth: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Fin Fisheries." The 243 Washington St. institution's focus on fin fisheries differentiates its theme from lobstering, according to Chris Hall, ...

  • Sibling rivalry

    Ethan, 5, and Marcia, 7, Smith make quick work of cotton candy at the annual Cape Family Fun Day on June13 at Fort Williams Park.

  • Long night's journey

    Tyler Graffam and Sophie Holbrook of Falmouth were two of nearly 1,000 participants who walked through the night to increase cancer awareness and raise money for cancer treatment and research during the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at South Portland High School on June 12 and 13.

  • Class of 2009: Morse, Mt. Ararat

    It was standing room only after rain forced Morse High School graduation into the Bath Middle School gym on June 14. (Paul Cunningham photo) 1

  • Class of 2009: Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth

    Rain forced commencement inside, but did nothing to dampen the spirits of Cape Elizabeth High School senior Charles Colburn, who signals his pleasure as he makes his way up to receive his diploma on June 14 in the school gymnasium. (Diane Hudson photo)