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  • Too close for comfort

    A rogue wave catches photographers by surprise Sunday afternoon at Land's End on Bailey Island, Harpswell, where people gathered to watch the surf created by Hurricane Bill.

  • Update: Pownal man's body recovered in Androscoggin River

    BRUNSWICK — Divers from the Maine Warden Service on Aug. 22 recovered the body of a man who went missing Aug. 20 after reportedly attempting to swim across the Androscoggin River.  The body of Brian Jewett, 30, of Pownal, was found above the hydroelectric dam. Brunsw...

  • Proceed with caution

    Roving entertainers were part of the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival this past weekend. This group of jugglers sponsored by Red Dragon Toy store were still at it at 5 p.m. as the festival was winding down.

  • Police checkpoints in South Portland this weekend

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Drivers traveling through South Portland should expect increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints between Friday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 23. The increased enforcement of Maine's drunk driving laws during the summer months is a result of grant funding for the city from the M...

  • Ride to benefit family of South Portland firefighter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The first annual Deb Cole Memorial Motorcycle Ride will take place Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is in honor of Cole, a career firefighter and paramedic who passed away June 11 after collapsing while on duty at the Western Avenue station. She was a firefighte...

  • Last MEA results, as state switches to regional testing

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After 25 years of using the Maine Educational Assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8, the Department of Education will begin administering a new test this year. The New England Common Assessment Program is a regional test that is used in New Hampshire,...

  • South Portland council keeps health care program; passes street lighting changes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 4-2 to maintain its health care benefits Monday night, and will continue to receive a $3,000 stipend. The issue will not be a referendum question in November, and the City Charter will remain the same. The heath care discussion surfaced ab... 1

  • Mt. Ararat High plans Capstone project

    TOPSHAM — This year's Mt. Ararat High School sophomores will be the first to embark on the Capstone project, an endeavor that will culminate their senior year, the final touch on four years of high school education. This project will take the form of a research-driven exhibition at t...

  • Most Mid-Coast schools meet standards in final MEA

    As the state casts the final curtain call on the Maine Educational Assessment, it reports that Mid-Coast schools fared well in the 2009 round of testing, meeting achievement level standards in nearly every grade and subject. The Maine Department of Education announced Aug. 13 that ...

  • Sagadahoc EMA prepares for potential H1N1 spike

    BATH — To prepare people for a potentially harder-hitting influenza season, the Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency has created a public relations task force, H1N1 Community Partners in Flu Preparedness. Among the points that the task force wants to get out to the public...