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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 questions spot zoning request

    BRUNSWICK — Plans to build a "high-end" self-storage facility on Old Bath Road may be in jeopardy after town councilors Monday tabled a decision on rezoning the property.  Councilors intend to see how the site will be affected by changes proposed to the town's zoning bounda...

  • Pols 'not likely' to seek re-election to Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Town Council Chairman Benet Pols may not seek a third three-year term in November, and is encouraging other candidates to run in his stead.  In an interview Wednesday, Pols said he would like to see other individuals serve on the council, but will seek another t...

  • Bath planners OK apartments at former hospital

    BATH — Fifteen residences will be developed at a former hospital at 9 Park St., after the project received unanimous subdivision and site plan approvals Tuesday from the Planning Board. The city purchased the property more than a decade ago as the Mid Coast Center for Higher Educatio...

  • Asian market, taqueria add diversity to Scarborough food options

    SCARBOROUGH — The owners of a new business hope Chinese broccoli, Korean barbecue and Cambodian stir fry will become a part of everyday shopping trips to Oak Hill. Khiev's Oriental Market, a specialty Asian grocery store with fresh produce and diverse cultural cuisine, is schedu...

  • Record-breaking Tri for a Cure in South Portland

    Tricia Pirone of Scarborough enjoys the cheers from volunteers and specatators as she bikes along the course of the seventh annual Tri for a Cure on Sunday, July 20, in South Portland. More than 1,400 people participated in Maine's largest women's-only triathlon, which raised more than $1.38 million...

  • Peace Fair returns to Brunswick mall

    BRUNSWICK — A full day of events is planned for the 10th annual Peace Fair Aug. 2 starting at 10 a.m. on the Town Mall.  Activities will include games, performances, and a musical tribute to the late folk musician Pete Seeger.  The fair is sponsored by Greater B...

  • Freeport panel has questions about proposed plastic bag ban

    FREEPORT — A town committee wants more information before its starts considering an ordinance that would ban plastic shopping bags. Members agreed, however, that there are three possible scenarios to consider: a plastic bag ban, a bag tax like

  • Deadline nears for completion of deal to conserve part of island off Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Proponents must raise nearly $200,000 over the next three weeks to purchase a 15-acre portion of Clapboard Island for public use and keep it from going back on the open market, a trust representative said Tuesday. Despite the sizable sum, there's optimism among offici...