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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 ...

  • Topsham selectman invokes right-to-know law to obtain e-mail, documents from colleague

    TOPSHAM — A dispute between two selectmen over the public nature of board correspondence has reached the point where one said he will send a formal right-to-know request to the other. Selectman Jim Trusiani said at the Nov. 19 Board of Selectmen meeting that his request to Selec...

  • New directional signs greet visitors in downtown Portland

    PORTLAND — New signs were installed last week to help visitors find their way around the waterfront, the Arts District and the Old Port. The signs point to tourist attractions, including the Longfellow House and Victoria Mansion; to public transportation providers like Metro and C...

  • Topsham girl recovering after 2 days trapped in car

    TOPSHAM — A teenage girl is recovering from injuries sustained from a car accident that trapped her in her car for two days before she was found. Kourtney Thibeault, 17, was driving home along Route 196 the night of Nov. 17 when she went off the road, traveling for about 40 feet ...

  • Mid-Coast school districts adjust to new state subsidy cuts

    BATH — School districts in the Mid-Coast and all over Maine are coping with a $63 million state spending curtailment ordered by Gov. John Baldacci that includes a $38 million cut in Education Department funds to support local schools. Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William...

  • SAD 75 again awaits word from state on application to close Harpswell school

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 has resubmitted an application to the state to close West Harpswell School, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. Maine Department of Education Commissioner Susan Gendron told SAD 75 last month that she could not approve its first...

  • French dip or char-grilled veggies with couscous? For Bowdoin students, there's an app for that

    BRUNSWICK — When asked to develop a Bowdoin College-themed application for the iPhone, junior Ben Johnson decided to create one that would help solve one of the most persistent campus dilemmas. Moulton Union or Thorne Hall? Choosing between Bowdoin's highly touted din...

  • Coward tapped as South Portland's next mayor

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Barring any last-minute jockeying by another candidate, City Councilor Tom Coward will be the next mayor of South Portland. Coward, who has served on the council for a year, earned the unanimous support of his fellow councilors in a workshop Monday night. A forma...

  • Bittersweet ending as last squadron leaves Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — It was like he didn't really want to go. But, eventually, he had to. U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erik Cyre, of Patrol Squadron 26, taxied his P-3 to the south end of Brunswick Naval Air Station Runway 1 on Sunday, Nov. 22, at noon. He was scheduled to leave shortl...