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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...

  • Dining Dish: Chefs pitch in for Taste of the Nation

    Dining Dish: Chefs pitch in for Taste of the Nation   The fourth annual Share Our Strength fundraiser, Taste of the Nation, is fast approaching. The food and drink event takes place this year at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, ove...

  • Dropout comes back to graduate on time at Portland High

    PORTLAND — Slovanka Diep dropped out of school in her freshman year, unhappy with her teachers and courses at Deering High School. When she resolved to return to school her sophomore year, Diep was told that DHS was full and her records had been purged from the system. ...

  • Portland skatepark fundraising nears completion

    PORTLAND — Nearly five years after beginning the search for a new skatepark site, the committee responsible for planning and supporting the park is closing in on its fundraising goal. The city announced recently that the Skatepark Committee was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ton...

  • N. Yarmouth day-care worker charged with assault on infant

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A day-care center worker was arrested May 23 on felony charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a 6-month-old boy. Caring Place Child Care employee Meggan Loker, 24, of Pierce Street, Westbrook, was arrested after police investigated the alleged assault, ...

  • Deering H.S. senior leaves legacy, shoots for the stars

    PORTLAND — Deering High School Principal Ken Kunin said Adrian Matos is a person who identifies his challenges and works to meet them head on.  For Matos, those challenges have been many and varied. Despite it all, however, Matos will graduate with honors from DHS, along with nea...

  • Economic silver lining: Portland gets lower-than-expected bids for school construction

    PORTLAND — City officials say bids for construction projects are coming in below estimates because contractors are hungry for work. The city opened bids May 21 for construction of a new elementary school at the site of the old Baxter School, and found all the bids were at least $2...

  • Celebrations planned for exiting Portland school chief

    PORTLAND — Jeanne Whynot-Vickers hasn't had much time to look back since taking over as interim superintendent of the state's largest, most diverse school district in 2007 in the middle of a financial tsunami. With next year's budget signed, sealed and delivered and a new superin...

  • Scarborough business Town Hall draws crowd

    About 50 business people participated in Scarborough's first Small Business Town Hall Meeting and Resource Fair. Susan deGrandpre facilitated the meeting portion of the event, which was held at the Scarborough Public Library. (Roberts photo)