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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...

  • 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...

  • Portland finance director moves to School Department

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Schools hired three new administrators, including Ellen Sanborn as chief financial officer. Sanborn was the city's finance director for the past six years. She joined the city of Portland as senior accountant for the Parks and Public Works Depart...

  • Conflict not a deterrent to Israel-bound Portland rabbi

    PORTLAND — After seven years serving the Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue community, Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld and his family are making a move most Americans might find hard to understand. Herzfeld, his wife, and their three children this week will be doing what is known as "making aliyah," or ...

  • 'Art car' unveiled in Falmouth

    Car artist Laurence Gartel, of Boca Raton, Florida, affixes decorative Duck Tape to a 2012 Volkswagen Bug on Saturday as a commissioned piece for Morong Falmouth, which is celebrating its 60th year as a Volkswagen dealership. Morong hosted an unveiling and reception of the finished "art car" on S...

  • One and done on City Council for South Portland Mayor Jalbert

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After one term as a city councilor and two decades of public service, Mayor Jerry Jalbert said he will not seek re-election in November. Jalbert, a life-long city resident who has served on city boards and committees since 1994, said in an interview Tuesday he w...

  • Rituals rule at 17th TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — It was the evening before the TD Beach to Beacon 10K when a local teenage distance-running standout revealed Ben True's secret to success. "I heard a rumor that you eat six bagels before you run," recent Cape Elizabeth High School graduate Liam Simpson asked eli...

  • Teacher at Freeport private school charged with aiding drug dealers

    LEWISTON — A Freeport language teacher was arrested at his Lewiston home Tuesday night and charged with providing a place for local drug traffickers to deal their wares. Noel Thibodeau, 43, of 5 Bradford St., was arrested at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after federal and local drug agents...

  • Brunswick airport scores funds for improvements

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Executive Airport, the general aviation facility on the site of the town's former U.S. Navy airfield, will receive $1.36 million in federal funds to make infrastructure improvements. The federal Department of Transportation has awarded three grants to the airpor...

  • South Portland councilors delay action on home accused as 'nuisance'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday postponed a decision on whether to declare 29 Willard St. a public nuisance for the alleged burning of trash. Fifteen property owners and renters who lie near the home filed a petition with the city claiming property owner Mary Giggey h...