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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...

  • Online school adds new twists to public education in Maine

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Virtual public education is coming to Maine. Maine Connections Academy, the state's first online public school, will begin its first year just after Labor Day. It is already generating questions about how it all works and whether it offers an effective model for educ...

  • Point, counter-point: Free speech thrives in Portland's Congress Square

    Cory Tracy, left, trades glances with Brother Terry from the Deliverance Center during their daily protests in Portland's Congress Square Park. Tracy, an atheist, has been protesting against proselytizers from the church since May. Brother Terry declined to provide his last name.

  • Harpswell Democratic Rep. Saxton drops out of House District 51 race

    HARPSWELL — First-term state Rep. Jeremy Saxton, D-Harpswell, will not seek re-election in November. In an interview Monday, Saxton said he decided to bow out to spend more time with his family and to help run the marina his family owns on Basin Point in South Harpswell. 

  • Late-night party to mark king tide in Portland

    PORTLAND — Street theatre, puppetry and trailers from flood movies will welcome the highest tide of the year just after midnight on Monday, July 14. The "King Tide BYO Chair Party" will be held in East Bayside, at Cove Street and Marginal Way, where the astronomically high tide is ex...

  • Portland Latino festival aids church fundraising

    PORTLAND — Buy a brick, save a church. That's the plan for Sacred Heart Church as the Sacred Heart-St. Dominic Parish looks to raise $200,000 – with a Latino Festival thrown in for good measure on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The festival in the church hall and parking lo...

  • Wind in their sails: Program puts cancer patients on Casco Bay

    PORTLAND — Cancer patients and survivors and their families have the opportunity this week to cruise Casco Bay for free in chartered sailboats. SailMaine, a Portland nonprofit that facilitates high school racing programs, summer camps and more, has partnered with the Cancer Comm...

  • North Yarmouth Fire Dept. gets $5K worth of donations

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town's Fire-Rescue Department is benefiting from $5,000-worth of new gear and tools, thanks to a donation from the North Yarmouth Fire Company. When town growth triggered formation of the department in 2011, the Fire Company remained a separate entity, supporting...

  • Revised Cumberland proposal varies dog leash areas, times

    CUMBERLAND — With residents taking opposing sides on mandatory leashing of dogs on public lands, a new suggestion going to the Town Council next week seeks compromise. After two hours of discussion June 2 on a proposed town code ...