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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...

  • South Portland mayor, councilors defend their right to party

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four of the seven city councilors attended a private party last weekend to celebrate the new mayor's inauguration. Although the gathering on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mayor Tom Coward's home constituted a council quorum, neither the press nor the general public were invi...

  • Falmouth man's 108th birthday brings generations together

    FALMOUTH — After more than a century of birthdays, presents can get kind of dull. For Barrett Nichols, who turned 108 on Monday, Dec. 14, a room full of children helping him celebrate last week was a present that really brightened his day. The students from teacher Amy Farmer'...

  • Fort Williams fees among budget-balancing options in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Aware of the foreboding financial outlook for the coming year, the newly elected Town Council and Chairwoman Ann Swift-Kayatta took steps to save money at their first meeting Monday, Dec. 14. Councilors accepted a

  • Challenges face new Cape Elizabeth School Board members, leaders

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With news of a reduction in state funds for this year, and a grim outlook for fiscal year 2010-2011, the newest members of the School Board were sworn in on Monday, Dec. 14. John Christie, Kate Williams-Hewitt and David Hillman took their oaths in a special business...

  • State board upholds South Portland tax assessment of Maine Mall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owners of the Maine Mall received some good news and some bad news this week. While the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York accepted General Growth Properties' plan for the reorganization of $10.25 billion in debt, the Maine Board of Property Tax Review on Tuesday ...

  • South Portland buys land to thwart potential Scarborough development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the City Council unanimously approved using $10,000 from its Land Bank to purchase less than a quarter acre of land off Berwick Street on Dec. 7, residents and city officials alike hoped the effort would set a precedent for future open space conservation efforts.

  • Agencies step up liquor law enforcement

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY — A task force created to combat underage drinking has awarded grants to nine local law enforcement agencies. The Cumberland County Underage Drinking Enforcement Task Force gave $2,000 each to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department and to police departments in F...

  • Police: South Portland bar tried to stop Cape woman who hit parked cruiser

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A 44-year-old Cape Elizabeth woman was charged with three felonies in connection with an accident that injured a police officer early on the morning of Dec. 12. Lisa Cioe was charged with operating under the influence at the scene of the Saturday-morning accident. On...