Articles by JT Leonard

Robert Zildjian, world-famous musical instrument maker, died in Brunswick last week.

Robert Zildjian, world-famous cymbal pioneer, dies in Brunswick

By JT Leonard on April 01, 2013, at 1:36 p.m.

Train facility on track: Amtrak Downeaster operator authorizes deal for $12.2 million layover structure in Brunswick

By JT Leonard on March 26, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.

Youth homelessness on ‘shocking’ rise in Brunswick area

By JT Leonard on March 22, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.

Sandy Polster, former Times Record editor and BDN columnist ‘fired by the best,’ dies

By JT Leonard on March 22, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.

Brunswick board approves larger gun lockers to allow ‘patrol rifles’ in schools

By JT Leonard on March 14, 2013, at 4:04 p.m.

Harpswell to decide budget, elect selectman

By JT Leonard on March 08, 2013, at 8:15 p.m.
Project manager Don Borkowski holds architectural drawings of the Longfellow Arts Building floor plans in this photo published Feb. 5, 2012.

Work progressing on new Bowdoin College arts building

By JT Leonard on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:14 p.m.
The former site of the Brunswick Naval Air Station.

New York company plans bacteria-based power plant for former Brunswick Navy base

By JT Leonard on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:11 p.m.
Harold Arndt stands in front of his 113-foot-long, unfinished, steel schooner made completely out of reclaimed materials in a residential Freeport neighborhood in July 2012. Arndt has been working on the boat for almost 20 years.

Freeport man building ship out of recycled steel fails to meet town deadline

By JT Leonard on Feb. 01, 2013, at 11:35 a.m.
Molnlycke Health Care's $14 million production plant at Brunswick Landing is expected to be completed early next year with production beginning in February.

Medical products manufacturer hiring at former Brunswick Navy base

By JT Leonard on Jan. 31, 2013, at 5:26 p.m.
A Brunswick-area teenager brandishes a fake weapon in this screen grab of a USN Video. A group of Brunswick-area teens received warnings for trespass after their violent and gun-centered videos — some of which were filmed on public property — grabbed the attention of local police.

Controversy swirls around violent, gun-heavy video made by Brunswick youths

By Darcie Moore and JT Leonard on Jan. 15, 2013, at 4:37 p.m.
Parking requirements in Freeport's retail district could change if town officials adopt a Planning Board proposal next month. The revisions would reduce the amount of parking required of small businesses, make the slots less costly and liberate as many as 100 spaces for other use, according to Town Planner Donna Larson.

Freeport aims to improve parking for small businesses, shoppers alike

By JT Leonard on Jan. 11, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
This oil painting by Bowdoin College student Dana Hopkins, based on Georgia O’Keefe’s “Red Cana,” was stolen from the college’s Visual Arts Center in Brunswick over the weekend.

Art theft baffles Bowdoin College security, artist

By JT Leonard on Dec. 12, 2012, at 5:52 p.m.
Adrian Norris, co-founder of Kestrel Aeroworks, talks with open house attendees on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, while leaning against the production mockup of a new plane currently in development.

Remaining Kestrel officials show off innovative new plane at Brunswick facility

By JT Leonard on Dec. 11, 2012, at 2:56 p.m.
This image advertises the History Channel's new reality show "Nor'easter Men," which debuts Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, and features a fishing crew from Harpswell.

Harpswell fishing crew stars in new History Channel reality show

By JT Leonard on Oct. 04, 2012, at 7:45 p.m.
Pumps drain standing water from a section of Main Street where a 100-year-old water pipe burst Tuesday, leaving L.L. Bean’s retail store without its primary fire sprinkler system for most of the day.

Water pipe feeding L.L.Bean flagship store in Freeport breaks, closing Main Street

By JT Leonard on Oct. 04, 2012, at 6:45 a.m.
Brandon Bernard, left, and Joe Maisonave carry one of 44 photovoltaic solar collection panels toward its place in a solar array on the roof of Reversing Falls Lobster Wharf in Harpswell recently. Each panel weighs about 44 pounds and can harness 240 watts of energy.

Harpswell commercial wharf becomes first to get all its energy from ‘green’ sources, owner says

By JT Leonard on Sept. 18, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.

Durham residents to consider backing out of RSU 5

By JT Leonard on Sept. 13, 2012, at 1:40 p.m.