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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...

  • 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...

  • Film studio deal at armory may elude South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A deal to create a film production sound stage at the former National Guard Armory on Broadway may be in jeopardy. The reversal comes two months after city officials and project investors indicated they were close to an agreement and were only fine-tuning a contract....

  • South Portland High School renovation plan faces final vote

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Sept. 8 will hold a final public hearing and vote on a $44.2 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. If approved, the borrowing proposal will appear on the November ballot, where voters, who rejected a $56 million renovatio... 1

  • Bath City Council supports McMann Field turf project

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday approved the installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. The panel also voted unanimously to designate three new crosswalks as part of the Whiskeag Trail. The order for the McMann Field upgrade was amended four times before being ...

  • Fire destroys Pole Island house

    HARPSWELL — A fire destroyed a house on Pole Island on Aug. 30. About 30 firefighters from the Orr’s and Bailey Islands, Cundy’s Harbor and Harpswell Neck fire departments responded via boat to the blaze, which was reported around 7:15 p.m. Monday on the Quahog Bay i...

  • Gray man dies in Falmouth motorcycle accident

    FALMOUTH — A motorcyclist died on Middle Road Aug. 27 at around 7 p.m., when he apparently crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car head-on. Mikhail Filatov, 25, of Gray, was driv...

  • Correction

    Last week's story "Say 'cheese' while you smoke that carrot" should have said Brian Beasley is 18 years old and that he was arrested on a charge of theft for allegedly stealing a bottle of water from a police surveillance van. Police initially said he stole "several items."

  • Scarborough Downs owner puts 400 acres up for sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 400 acres next to Scarborough Downs, owned by racetrack owner Sharon Terry, are for sale. The harness racing track, which has struggled to remain profitable during the economy and has tried unsuccessfully several times to bring a racino to Scarborough, is ...

  • RSU 1 board, teachers union approve new contract

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors and Sagadahoc Education Association approved a new teachers’ contract this week, concluding a long and sometimes contentious process. The two sides reached a settlement Aug. 18 after a morning-to-evening negotiating sess...