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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...

  • Grant leads Brunswick School Board into new year; King continues as council chairwoman

    Brunswick resident Tricia Welsh, right, brought balloons for newly minted District 7 Town Councilor Sarah Brayman at Tuesday's inauguration.

  • Wheels of justice get a push from Brunswick bicycle expert

    BRUNSWICK — Bicycles are one of the most commonly stolen items in town – a fact that Lee Huston, owner of Center Street Cycles, knows all too well. Customers frequently come in to complain when their bikes are taken, and over the years Huston has developed a knack for reuniting... 2

  • Enrollment rise puts pressure on Falmouth school budget

    FALMOUTH — With enrollment up by 50 students over last year, the School Department may be facing difficult budget decisions. Last year, the $26.2 million school budget called for a 6.3 percent increase in property taxes. The increase was due primarily to the first interest payments o...

  • Wide range of issues awaits Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Improvements to the town garage, the future of the Royal River dams, infrastructure upgrades, budget priorities and zoning amendments are a few of the topics the Town Council will face beginning this week. Discussions will get underway with a workshop Thursday at 7 p.m. at...

  • Disclosure gap hides $235M in work by Maine officials' private interests

    AUGUSTA — Between 2003 and 2010, the state paid almost $235 million to private organizations run by legislative leaders or the spouses of high-level state officials. But because of a loophole in state law, not one penny of that spending was ever disclosed to the public in ethics fili...

  • Freeport to explore 'quiet zones' for downtown railroad crossings

    FREEPORT — With Amtrak Downeaster train service expected to begin in less than a year, the Town Council will consider establishing "quiet zones" at four downtown-area crossings. Sande Updegraph, executive director of the Freeport Economic Development Corp., Tuesday provided the counc...

  • Southern Maine students help raise awareness about underage drinking

    YARMOUTH — When shopping for alcohol or ordering a pizza, residents here and in Freeport, Cumberland and Falmouth may see bright orange stickers that say “If you care about teens, don't provide the means.” The stickers are a part of Project Sticker Shock, a program create...

  • Topsham man dies in Bowdoin accident

    BOWDOIN — A Topsham man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Route 201 the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office responded at 2:27 p.m. to a call of a vehicle off the road, near 1490 Augusta Road. The sole male occupant, identified as 45-yea...