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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 ...

  • Scarborough School Board: 2 first-time candidates challenge incumbent

    SCARBOROUGH — Two political newcomers are challenging incumbent John Cole for seats on the Board of Education. Retired Marine Bill Armishaw and Aymie Hardesty, a mother of six, say they are ready to take on what promises to be a difficult budget year and how to deal with the aging We...

  • Scarborough Town Council: 6 candidates vie for 3 seats

    SCARBOROUGH — Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Town Council in this year's election. Three of them, including two incumbents, are campaigning for two three-year seats. Three others, including familiar and unfamiliar faces, are seeking to complete the final y...

  • Brunswick School Board: Incumbent Watson faces District 1 challenge

    BRUNSWICK — Only one of the three School Board seats up for grabs this November is contested. Incumbent Byron Watson takes on Rich Ellis in District 1. Brenda Clough in District 2 and incumbent Janet Connors in District 6 are both unopposed. District 1

  • Topsham Planning Board backs marijuana dispensary limits

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously recommended zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries as a conditional use in two parts of town. The amendments, which now go to the Board of Selectmen, define a dispensary and dictate where and when it can oper...

  • Brunswick council sets Nov. 8 hearing on challenge to police station bond

    BRUNSWICK — A public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 8, on a petition to overrule the Town Council's decision to borrow money to purchase property for a new police station. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to schedule the public hearing. The panel passed an ordinance Sept....

  • Topsham referendum: Retroactive cell tower ban goes to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to ban new cellular communications towers in some residential neighborhoods. The ban, retroactive to April 1, was sought by a petition that garnered 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to ref...

  • Falmouth bus proponents ride together to support service

    FALMOUTH — After a schedule change took effect two weeks ago, the Friends of the Falmouth Flyer ramped up effort to try to get people to ride the bus. The ci...

  • Crooked makeover

    Matt Tuttle bolts together a section of the new play area at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 17. Kids Crooked House, Seabreeze Property Services and Hancock Lumber teamed up to turn a section of parking lot at the organization's home at 555 Forest Ave. into an outdoor ac...