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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...

  • Scarborough council wants more time to discuss proposed skating rink

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council put a temporary freeze Wednesday on plans for an indoor ice hockey rink at Oak Hill.  Councilors also scheduled a workshop on whether to allow cellular phone towers in residential districts, approved a contract to provide dispatch services to ...

  • South Portland gets $35K grant to plan Trout Brook restoration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted two state planning grants to advance environmental initiatives. The city received a $35,500 from the Department of Environmental Protection to develop a management and restoration plan for Trout Brook and parts of Kimball Brook.&nb...

  • Scarborough voters approve Town Charter amendments

    SCARBOROUGH — Six amendments to the Town Charter were approved by voters Tuesday, including one that gives residents a process for recalling elected officials. All of the questions passed by wide margins: • Question 1 passed 7,858 to 1,115. It prohibits a person from serv...

  • Bath council OKs armory conveyance, pier replacement contract

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to turn the former National Guard Armory over to the Bath Development Corp., which will be able to use grant funding to improve the building. The council voted last spring to borrow up to $175,000 to purchase the building. Th...

  • Falmouth council to tour forest properties

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will hold a special meeting for a site walk of Lowell Farm and Hadlock Forest properties on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. The purpose of the meeting, which will begin at the Highland Lake boat launch, is to evaluate the forestry management techniques used at L...

  • Auction of Herbie crafts to benefit Yarmouth Tree Trust

    YARMOUTH — Live and silent auctions of crafts made from Herbie, the 217-year-old Elm tree that was cut down in January, will be held Saturday, Nov. 13. The "Tree for All" event will include music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-9 p.m. at Delorme Map, at 2 Delorme Dri...

  • Planning Board to visit 3 Yarmouth locations

    YARMOUTH — The Planning Board will meet at the Town Hall Community Room on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. for a series of public site walks.  The board will leave at 9:15 a.m. and visit three locations: 571 Princes Point Road, Hillside Street and 749 North Road.

  • Volunteers sought for Spear Farm project in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — A Maine Conservation Corps field team is inviting the public to participate in a water bar construction and bog bridge project at Spear Farm on Bayview Street. ...

  • Pumpkin paradise

    The annual Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine was held at L.L. Bean's Discovery Park in Freeport on Oct. 30. Along with plenty of food and activities, 5,000 jack-o-lanterns were on display, carved by students from throughout southern Maine. Camp Sunshine is a retreat in Casco for children wit...