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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...

  • Slain South Portland girl's family files wrongful death lawsuit against accused killer

    PORTLAND — An attorney for the step-sister of Zoe Sarnacki, the 18-year-old woman who was murdered May 26, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sarnacki's accused killer. Chad Gurney, 27, was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury June 4 in the murder of Sarnacki. An ind...

  • Wind test towers hit turbulence at Portland Planning Board

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing on June 23 on a proposal that would allow temporary towers for wind meters throughout the city. But the idea is running into opposition from residents and even some Planning Board members. Wind meters, or a...

  • News analysis: Amid national interest in high-speed rail, Downeaster faces loss of steam

    PORTLAND — When governors and transportation officials from 23 states traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to discuss high-speed rail development with Obama Administration officials, Mainers were conspicuously absent. At stake, ostensibly, was a share of the $13 billion the adm... 4

  • GrowSmart Maine faces financial crisis

    YARMOUTH — If GrowSmart Maine fails to raise $60,000 in the next few weeks, the future of the grassroots organization that sponsored the 2006 Brookings Institution report, "Charting Maine's Future," ... 1

  • Reward renewed for killers of Portland hospital guard

    PORTLAND — Police say somebody knows what happened last September when Mercy Hospital security guard James Angelo was shot in the back and killed while patrolling a staff parking lot. "We certainly do know that someone in the community has intimate knowledge," Police Chi...

  • Binga's Wingas reopens in Yarmouth; new venture planned in Portland

    YARMOUTH — Six months after a fire destroyed the popular business on Congress Street in Portland, Binga's Wingas has reopened in Yarmouth and served 600 diners on its first day. Below the resta...

  • Special patrol

    The Law Enforcement Torch Relay to benefit the Special Olympics passed through Scarborough on Wednesday. Police Chief Robert Moulton, left, led a team from his department up Route 1 before handing it over to the South Portland Police Department. With the chief are Garrett Strout, Kim Sperlich, Melis...

  • Regional School Unit 5 board strips $49K from budget

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 directors approved a $23.5 million budget for fiscal year 2010 Wednesday night. Members of the Freeport-Pownal-Durham School Board evaluated and voted on each of the 11 warrant articles and reduced the budget by an additional $49,000. A $30,000 pr...