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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 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...

  • Falmouth panel begins work on comprehensive survey of residents, businesses

    FALMOUTH — The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee is preparing to draft an approximately 100-question survey of businesses and residents that will aid the committee in creating a new Comprehensive Plan for the town. The town issued a request for proposals for a survey company to ...

  • The Iris Network: A support network more than 100 years old

    PORTLAND — Did you ever park at 189 Park Ave. for a Portland Sea Dogs game and wonder about The Iris Network? Did you know that Helen Keller hosted this agency’s first fundraiser in 1907? The Iris Network has a long history of innovation and commitment to its mission of helping... 1

  • Fire destroys Munjoy Hill apartment building

    Fire investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire on Oct. 10 that destroyed an apartment building on Congress Street and caused minor damage to a neighboring building. The fire at 201 Congress St. was reported around 12:30 a.m. It was a three-alarm fi...

  • With lawsuit pending, Freeport council fixes dispatch pact with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday codified the April 6 agreement that consolidated emergency dispatch services with Brunswick. The after-the-fact vote corrected procedural errors in the agreement that took effect June 29. The vote was 5-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed; Co...

  • Challenge to Brunswick police station bond moves forward

    BRUNSWICK — A petition that seeks to overrule the Town Council's recent decision to borrow money to buy property for a new police station has secured the required signatures. The petition signatures were submitted to the office of Town Clerk Fran Smith on Sunday, the day they were du...

  • Yarmouth council holds 1st public session on draft Comp Plan

    YARMOUTH — About a dozen residents offered the Town Council feedback on the draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing on Oct. 7. Town Manager Nat Tupper gave an overview of the plan and highlighted a few changes the council would like to see implemented, then opened the floor...

  • Firefighter's best friends

    Firefighter Stacey Bernier and his daughter Robin, 2, check out a kid-friendly exhibit at the Portland Fire Museum on Spring Street on Saturday, Oct. 9. Bernier came over on Engine 4 from the Bramhall Station for the seventh annual museum open house, sponsored by the Fire Department and the Portland...

  • House District 62: Firefighter, former legislator vie in Bath

    BATH — Former legislator Robert Winglass and Michael Clarke, a firefighter, are running for the state House District 62 seat vacated last spring by Bath Democrat Thom Watson. Watson was prevented by term limits from seeking re-election to the House. He left six months before the end ...