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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...

  • State panel rules Brunswick Junior High School discriminated against student who was bullied

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Human Rights Commission on Monday ruled there are reasonable grounds to believe the Brunswick School Department discriminated against a Brunswick Junior High School student. In a complaint filed in 2012, the student's mother claimed her 13-year-old son was emoti...

  • SAD 75 board OKs funding for Topsham stage repair

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors unanimously approved contributing about $5,700 from a fund balance for a new stage surface at the Orion Performing Arts Center. A fundraising campaign by the center's advisory committee raised about $12,400 for the pr...

  • Portland City Council, School Board openings attract potential candidates

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers are available for candidates to be on the ballot in the Nov. 4 city election. Early interest suggests two City Council races, in District 4 and District 5, will be lively. Councilors Cheryl Leeman, of District 4, and John Coyne, District 5,

  • Portland bar's liquor license appeal to be heard in September

    PORTLAND — The owner of Sangillo's Tavern will get a chance to argue why he shouldn't lose his liquor license in an appeal hearing scheduled Sept. 11 in Council Chambers at City Hall. The bar at 18 Hampshire St. lost its license after a 5-4 City Council vote April 7. It has remained ...

  • Cardboard boat races new for Compass Project in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual festival to raise money for the Compass Project will add a sink-or-swim element Saturday, July 19, when contestants build and race cardboard boats. The festival runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pebble Beach and the Eastern Promenade, with live music from Jerks of Grass...

  • Lawmakers question plan to build Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick, suggest South Portland

    BRUNSWICK — The executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority said Friday that she looks forward to meeting with six Democratic legislators to discuss their concerns about a proposed 60,000-square-foot layover facility in Brunswick. In a letter June 18 ...

  • Brunswick High School commencement cost nears $28K

    BRUNSWICK — Since the 1990s, Brunswick High School graduation ceremonies have been staged at Bowdoin College, in an event that has become, for some, a beloved community celebration. It has also become possibly the most expensive graduation in Cumberland County. Now, as th...

  • Yard sale seeks funds for Cape Elizabeth gun club renovations

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Spurwink Rod and Gun Club is hosting a yard sale Saturday, July 12, to raise at least $3,000 for renovations required by the town's new shooting range ordinance. The ordinance required the gun club to submit a new site plan to the firing range committee by July 1...