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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 ...

  • Theater group preserves past, creates a future in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Wednesday afternoon, Christine Marshall was on a ladder, sanding away the last of seven layers of paint that hid the natural fir grains of support beams in the old Hutchins Elementary school.  Marshall, artistic director of Mad Horse Theatre company, is one of a half...

  • Vacant housing, school drawing Brunswick police attention to McKeen Street

    BRUNSWICK — The old high school on McKeen Street has long been the center of attention for residents and town officials, even as most of its classrooms were overtaken by neglect. But ever since the decision was made two years ago to demolish the building to make way for a new elem...

  • Drinking water concerns prompt Harpswell to seek additional road salt tracking

    HARPSWELL — Over the past eight winters, road-clearing crews have dropped an average of 11,200 tons of salt on Harpswell roads. That's about 1,400 tons each year. That's a lot of salt. Town officials worry it might be too much for Harpswell, especially since most residents ...

  • BIW's latest ship named for self-sacrificing Marine

    BATH — The christening of DDG 109 on Saturday reflected two emotional experiences: pride and joy from the family and friends of Cpl. Jason Dunham as the new ship was delivered by Bath Iron Works in his name, and sadness that the sacrifice for which the young man was being honored was one that ... 1

  • I-295 north in Topsham reopens

    TOPSHAM — A 17-mile stretch of Interstate 295 North from Topsham to Gardiner reopened on Monday afternoon, 20 days ahead of schedule following a major road rehabilitation project. The seven-week project, handled by Pike Industries for the Maine Department of Transportation, compr...

  • Amid probes by developers, Harpswell awaits specific proposals for Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — With the master plan for the 119-acre Mitchell Field still nearly two years from its full implementation, the town is preparing for the likelihood that businesses inquiries will increase at the former U.S. Navy fuel depot. The prospect of economic development opportuni...

  • Bath theater director to step down after next show

    BATH — Four years after he co-created the Lanyard Theatre Company, Kevin O'Leary is stepping down from the role of artistic director. A teacher of English and drama at Morse High School in Bath, the Portland resident intends to hold the reins to Lanyard through the performance of Li...

  • Brunswick council adopts cell tower changes, closes in on urban chickens ordinance

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday approved a change that will allow taller wireless communications towers in industrial zones.  The council also voted to revamp a change to the town's animal ordinance that could make it possible for in-town residents to keep urban chickens for ...