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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...

  • Brunswick council narrows choice for development chief

    Former FAME director slated for confirmation BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday met the leading candidate to become Brunswick's new director of economic development. The council was introduced to David Markovchick, a business development manager for GE Publ...

  • Ready to roll

    An Easter Egg is nestled in a tree trunk as a group of 9- to 12-year-olds await the hunt at Falmouth Congregational Church last Saturday Morning. The annual event attracted about 150 eager participants. (Matthew DeLorme photo)

  • Freeport councilors battle over right-to-know

    FREEPORT — A clash between two town councilors has prompted one of them to make a formal Freedom of Access request and threaten to take legal action against the other. Town Councilor Genie Beaulieu said she will give her colleague, Councilor Joe Migliaccio, until Thursday, April 1...

  • Pownal's costs rise 300% in proposed RSU budget

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents are reportedly "outraged" by a proposed $24 million budget for Regional School Unit 5 that would increase the schools' share of their property taxes by an estimated $1,500 per household.

  • After 5 years, Portland's Morrill's Corner project expected to begin

    PORTLAND — The city expects a developer to begin work by summer on the $20 million first phase of the Morrill's Crossing project. Penny Littell, director of the city's Planning and Urban Development Department, said she expects Packard Development to obtain a building permit soon....

  • Portland City Council expected to seek budget cuts of $275K

    Police, fire chiefs say they can cope with job cuts PORTLAND — In an effort to keep property taxes at current levels, the City Council will look for nearly $275,000 in cuts to the proposed fiscal year 2010 municipal budget. The council Finance Committee met Tue...

  • Portland schools on track for $700K budget surplus

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will receive a third-quarter finance report that predicts at least a $700,000 surplus at end of the fiscal year.  Also, in a workshop following its meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the committee will hold preliminary discussions about creating two ...