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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 ...

  • Fire destroys Bath city councilor's home

    BATH — A fire that broke out Thursday, Dec. 10, at City Councilor James Omo's 177 Middle St. house gutted the building and killed two pets. Omo, who represents Ward 1 on the council, said Friday morning that the cause of the fire remains unknown and said he believed his home was "a comp...

  • Follow the light

    Light trails from a passing fishing boat headed out to sea point the way to Spring Point Light in South Portland, recently decorated for the holidays.

  • Climbing practice

    Gov. John Baldacci, center left, watches from below with David Harrison as Justin Alberico of Skowhegan prepares to demonstrate the finer points of rappelling on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Harrison Shrader Enterprises-Gould Training Facility in South Portland. A group of Mainers were being trained to work ...

  • Bath to hold holiday open house, window contest

    BATH — Downtown Bath is the place to express some holiday spirit on Friday, Dec. 18. A "Holiday Open House" evening will be held, with stores remaining open until 8 p.m. The lobbies of First Federal Savings, KeyBank, Bath Savings Institution and The Kennebec Co. at the Cust...

  • Bath firefighter a candidate for Maine House

    BATH — Mike Clarke, a captain in the Fire Department, announced last week that he will run for the Maine House District 62 seat. The office is held by four-term Rep. Thom Watson, D-Bath, who has reached his term limit. Clarke is a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of t...

  • Residents pressure Scarborough officials to reject Pine Point motel plan

    SCARBOROUGH — If e-mail chatter is any indication, the Planning Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, may be a standing-room-only affair. On the agenda once again is the Lighthouse Motel owners' request for approval of a reconfigured parking lot. Members of the Pine Point Residen...

  • Scarborough faces school, municipal budget woes

    SCARBOROUGH — In a meeting described as cordial and productive, school officials sat down last week with municipal leaders to discuss possibilities for finding $1.13 million to cover the state curtailment to the school budget. And, while the subject did not come up, they later acknowl...

  • South Portland mulls school furlough day, but needs state, union approval

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board unanimously voted to change the school calendar to preserve the possibility of a furlough day to meet anticipated budget cuts from the state.  The board voted to change Jan. 15 to a regular student day. The teacher in-service day originally sche...