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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...

  • Waynflete meets with residents to discuss Portland school's future

    Neighborhood group seeks to stop campus expansion PORTLAND — More than 100 residents – most with homes on the Western Promenade – gathered at a neighborhood church Monday evening to discuss the possible expansion of the Waynflete School campus. Waynflete,...

  • Maine African Film Festival debuts in Portland

    PORTLAND — The week-long Maine African Film Festival will have its inaugural launch on Friday, April 17. "Film has the power to heal, to educate, to bring people with different backgrounds and experiences together," said festival founder and Executive Director Kazeem Law...

  • Portland Hall developer trades parking for park

    Deering Street change removes preservation concerns PORTLAND —  Plans to turn the former college dorm at 645 Congress St. into apartments have been altered in response to concerns from neighbors and historic preservation officials. Greg Shinberg, a partner in ...

  • Charges dropped against 2 former DHS coaches

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County district attorney's office dropped charges last month against two former Deering High School assistant baseball coaches who were accused of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. Communications Director Tamara Getchell of the DA's offic...

  • 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 ...

  • Bulldogs rule regatta

    The three Portland High School boats in last Saturday's inaugural Bulldog Classic Regatta jockey for position at the start of a race on Casco Bay. In six races the host sailors rang up five wins to defeat boats from the Cape Elizabeth High School and Southern Maine (Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Nor...