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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 ...

  • Cape Elizabeth gets more school funding than expected from the state

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School officials said they are pleased with preliminary reports from the state Department of Education that show a reduction of only $40,000 in state subsidy for 2010-2011, not the $900,000 that was previously expected. "I never expected the numbers to be this l...

  • Scarborough school funding: 'It could have been worse'

    SCARBOROUGH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Scarborough schools of $5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of $2 million in general aid to education. The loss was somewhat less than the district expected, Scarborough Schools Superintendent David Doyle said Wednesday....

  • South Portland School Board to vote March 8 on high school renovation plans

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Having scuttled plans to put a $41.9 million high school renovation bond out to voters in June, the School Board next month is scheduled to vote on whether they like the renovation plan or not. The continued accreditation of the high school may be at stake. Th...

  • Trustee accuses Sewall of 'mismanagement, self-dealing'

    PORTLAND — A judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order barring the former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. from a variety of actions connected to the Bath fuel company. The action was expected after a court-appointed Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee accused Philip Sewall of...

  • Cape Elizabeth council explores pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an effort to reduce waste removal costs and to encourage recycling, the Town Council is exploring a pay-per-bag program for residents. Councilors, in Feb. 8 workshop, agreed to pursue the concept and research it more thoroughly. Councilors Frank Gove...

  • Naturalization in Falmouth

    Somali immigrant Suad Abrar, who now lives in Lewiston, waves an American flag during a naturalization ceremony at Falmouth Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. More than 40 people became United States citizens during the ceremony, which is a part of the fifth grade's immigration unit.

  • Falmouth brothers' film to air on MPBN

    FALMOUTH — A documentary film made by two brothers from Falmouth will be shown twice this month on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. "Once More to the Cabin" fo...

  • Greely students organize dance for Haiti

    CUMBERLAND — A fundraising dance for sixth- to eighth-graders to benefit Haiti relief will be held at the Val Halla banquet center Friday, Feb. 12, from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $5, and the dance is open to middle school students of surrounding towns. “We just wanted ...