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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 ...

  • Nearly 100 jobs, middle school sports targeted in Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — Cutting middle school athletics and eliminating nearly 100 jobs were expected to be part of the superintendent's proposed budget presentation to the School Committee on Wednesday. Meanwhile, increased staffing for multi-lingual students is also being proposed, along with a...

  • Portland offering deals on composting equipment

    PORTLAND — Composting food and yard waste can reduce how much households spend on those special blue garbage bags each year, and for the next two months the city is offering residents incentives to do just that. For the third year, the city's Public Services Department is offering di...

  • Yarmouth council approves dispatch contract with Falmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted unanimously to turn over town emergency dispatch services to Falmouth following a public hearing on Monday. Councilor Kent Peterson was not in attendance. The council approved a proposal from Falmouth to provide dispatch services on a con...

  • New BBQ cart rolled out in Portland

    Washington Avenue resident Ron Gan opened a new barbecue cart this week. Skinny Cart BBQ is located at 202 Washington Ave., in front of a dilapidated garage Gan painted bright green and yellow last fall. The offerings are simple - you can get a barbecuish, based on a beef barbecue sandwich recipe...

  • Committee releases grant funding recommendations for Portland social services

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of reviewing which agencies and projects should get federal community development money will present its final recommendations to the City Council March 8. The city expects to dole out about $2.1 million in Community Development Block Grant money fo...

  • Proposed Scarborough school budget would eliminate 43 jobs

    SCARBOROUGH — More than 100 residents packed the standing-room-only Town Council Chambers for the first public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, on Superintendent David Doyle’s proposed $34.3 million School Department budget. The proposal for fiscal 2011 would eliminate 43 jobs to hel...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 2 story, "South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4 million," should have said the current municipal budget is $27.5 million.

  • Bowdoin to host Angela Davis, Oxford scholar

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will host two noted speakers next week. Educator, author, socialist and political activist Angela Davis will visit the campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, for “A Conversation with Angela Davis.”