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  • Brunswick police, firefighters rescue woman who jumped from bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police pulled a woman from the Androscoggin River late Tuesday afternoon after she jumped from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. Maine State Police notified Brunswick police at 5:43 p.m. that a woman called 911 from the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge and told them sh...

  • Even in retreat, green crabs confound Maine shellfish industry

    BRUNSWICK — New state rules that loosen restrictions on commercial harvesting of European green crabs went into effect last week, part of an effort to curb the voracious invasive that has wreaked havoc on the state's shellfish industry. But eradication of the crabs through commercial...

  • Scarborough wrestles with rising cost of school sports, clubs

    SCARBOROUGH — Athletic and activity fees didn't have the School Board votes for an increase this year, but the School Department athletic director still believes something must be done to address shortfalls in funding for sports and clubs.  The School Board voted 4-2 on Aug...

  • Harpswell rescue officials take hard line against possible management changes

    HARPSWELL — The heads of the town's fire and rescue departments are pushing back against recommendations of a working group tasked with evaluating emergency services.  Chief among those recommendations are creation of a centralized, town-wide volunteer schedule, and a speci...

  • Candidates emerge in Scarborough, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates vying for public office in Scarborough, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are already gearing up for Election Day. Nomination papers are now available in Scarborough for three seats on the Town Council, two seats on the School Board and one seat on the S...

  • Cape Elizabeth High School gym floor goes 'green' after flood

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A new, environmentally friendly floor is being installed after the high school gymnasium floor sustained major water damage. The new flooring, made by Connor Sports Flooring, has a surface of maple harvested from sustainable forests and a substructure of recycle...

  • Brunswick storm repairs could cost at least $100K

    A section of River Road at the bottom of Rocky Hill, which was washed out when a culvert failed during intense rain storms Aug. 13. The cost to repair damage to three town roads could be at least $100,000.

  • Intense campaign expected on South Portland pot question

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters, who will decide Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the city, can expect to be wooed in the weeks leading up to Election Day.  The City Council on Monday unanimously put a citizen-initiated measure on the Nov. 4 ballot to legalize p...

  • Scarborough celebrates summer

    SummerFest 2014 on Friday, Aug. 15, at the high school sports complex in Scarborough attracted hundreds of residents for an evening of family entertainment and activities, live music, food, and support booths for nonprofit agencies. 

  • South Portland's Gailey named top municipal manager

    SOUTH PORTLAND —  City Manager Jim Gailey was named Linc Stackpole Manager of the Year on Aug. 13 by the Maine Town and City Manager's Association. The award, named for the late Machias town manager, is given annually to a manager who demonstrates "professionalism, integrit...