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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...

  • Unsung Hero: Janice Parker, born to teach

    PORTLAND — When she was in fourth grade, Janice Parker recalled, her teacher said she was a "pain" because she would finish her work early. "She pointed to two boys in the class and told me to teach them how to read," Parker said. "So I'd take them into a closet at school and teach t...

  • Independence Day late, but not short, in Portland

    Stilt walker Way Too Tall Torrie strides down Eastern Promenade on Saturday during Portland's Stars and Stripes Spectacular. The Independence Day celebration was postponed to July 5 due to heavy rain on the Fourth of July.

  • South Portland's 4th on the 5th

    South Portland resident David Bourbeau tosses daughter Gracie, 2, into the air while sister Lila, 5, watches during the Family Fourth Celebration on Saturday, July 5, at Bug Light Park. The Independence Day celebration was delayed a day by rain on the Fourth of July.

  • Portland July Fourth celebration postponed to Saturday

    PORTLAND — The July Fourth "Stars and Stripes Spectacular" on the Eastern Promenade has been postponed to Saturday because of expected stormy weather. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said all scheduled activities, including fireworks and the traditional Portland Symphony Orchestra P...

  • Neighbors may seek land trust protection for South Portland green space eyed for doughnut shop

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city could be faced with a new proposal next week when the Planning Board reopens discussion about rezoning green space in Thornton Heights. In a meeting hosted Wednesday night by Congregation Bet Ha'am, which abuts the property at Westbrook and Main streets, nei...

  • It could have been worse

    Traffic was backed up for five miles, several vehicles were damaged, but no one was hurt Friday, June 27, on Interstate 295 northbound, just beyond Exit 20 in Freeport, after a school bus broke down and pulled off the highway. Emergency responders said another bus arrived to pick up the children ...

  • SoPoSoHo? Artistic transformation continues in South Portland's Knightville neighborhood

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Knightville is going to the dogs after fetching a new member for the neighborhood's growing arts scene. Painter Jim Williams of Mainely Labs Studio has leased space at 81 Ocean St. after leaving a ga...

  • SMCC, Husson ease credit transfers for students, alumni

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College students wishing to continue their educations at a four-year institution no longer need to worry about credits not transferring. SMCC entered into an agreement Tuesday with Husson University to create an easy transfer of course c...