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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...

  • Worst-case scenario for Portland Jetport

    Portland and South Portland police and fire departments, county and state emergency agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and private entities carried out mock search-and-rescue operations throughout the day June 5 in the Fore River during the Portland International Jetport's tri-annual full-scale emergenc...

  • Ice arena, pool to open in Portland

    PORTLAND — In the coming weeks, city residents will get two more options for cooling down this summer. On Sunday, the Portland Ice Arena will open for its 26th season of public skating from 1:30-3 p.m. The city's new, more energy efficient electric ice resurfacing machine will make i...

  • Rodden, Payne re-elected to Falmouth council; Varney wins 3rd seat

    FALMOUTH — Nearly 4,000 voters turned out in Falmouth on Tuesday, more than double the last primary election. Incumbent Councilors Tony Payne and Bonny Rodden were re-elected to the Town Council, but Faith Varney received the most votes to take the third open position on the council....

  • Dwyer defeats Leggat to keep North Yarmouth seat on SAD 51 board

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Virginia Dwyer secured 556 votes on Tuesday to keep her seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors, defeating challenger Martha Leggat. Leggat received 516 votes, according to unofficial totals. “I’m very pleased,” ...

  • Portland backs off emergency ban on marijuana dispensaries

    PORTLAND — The City Council is expected to decide whether Portland should join the list of municipalities with temporary bans on medical marijuana dispensaries. Mainers voted last year to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The council was prepared to take emergency ac...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school official to be curriculum chief in Portland

    PORTLAND —  A Portland resident has been tapped from a national pool of applicants to create a unified curriculum for the city's public schools. The School Committee will meet in closed session on Wednesday night, June 9, to negotiate a contract for David Galin. Galin, wh...

  • Saving 'Miss' Daisy: High school senior and his dog safe after rescue from North Yarmouth well

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The day before his last class at Greely High School, Gerrick Lovenstein jumped down a well to save his dog and had to be rescued himself by emergency responders. The incident took place about 250 feet from the Lovenstein family’s 253 Greely Road house. It ...

  • Cumberland County officials: Civic center GM misused authority in Question 1 statement

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County officials scrambled on the days before Tuesday's election to disclaim an e-mail sent by the Cumberland County Civic Center general manager in support of Question 1 on the statewide ballot. Question 1 is an effort to repeal tax reform enacted by  the ...