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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...

  • Candidates emerge in Scarborough, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates vying for public office in Scarborough, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are already gearing up for Election Day. Nomination papers are now available in Scarborough for three seats on the Town Council, two seats on the School Board and one seat on the S...

  • 'Naked Shakespeare' by any other name doesn't offend; Portland councilors OK bar's license, order review of zoning ordinance

    PORTLAND — The city will re-examine zoning that prohibits bars and restaurants from providing entertainment, after an Old Port bar was accused of violating the law by allowing readings of Shakespeare. The City Council on Monday night voted to renew a liquor license for the Wine Ba...

  • Proposal would give Portland students netbook PCs instead of Apple laptops

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday will hear a proposal by the superintendent of schools to put laptop computers into the hands of high school students. The plan, however, does not involve joining the state's laptop computer initiative.  Superintendent Jame...

  • Portland launches breastfeeding awareness campaign

    PORTLAND — Life-sized cardboard cut-outs of breastfeeding women were placed around town Monday, as part of a breastfeeding awareness campaign. The campaign seeks to encourage the acceptance of breastfeeding in public places, and specifically to inform employers of recently passe...

  • Tri for a Cure to draw more than 700 women to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As a board member, Julie Marchese suggested that the Maine Cancer Foundation buck a more than decade old tradition of holding an annual golf fundraising event.  "It's difficul...

  • Portland, Falmouth teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year

    AUGUSTA — Elementary school teachers in Portland and Falmouth are still in the running for the 2010 Teacher of the Year award. The finalist for the award from the Maine Department of Education are Jayne Quinn Sawtelle, a kindergarten through fifth-grade music teacher at Fred P. H...

  • High school history

    Demolition work continues on the old Brunswick High School on McKeen Street on July 28. Work crews have been tearing down wings built during the 1960s, and were expected to begin razing the more historic 1937 building by the end of the week. The ongoing work has brought out onlookers and school alum...

  • Leaving Brunswick

    U.S. Navy Loadmaster Bryan Little walks the top of a C-130 Hercules during a preflight check on July 25 as Squadron VR-62 redeployed it's last plane from Brunswick Naval Air Station to Jacksonville, Fla., in advance of the 2011 closing of BNAS. The squadron has a few members on duty through August, ...

  • Land trust uses grants for trail development, GIS mapping

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is using nearly $15,000 in grants it recently received to support its conservation program. That program focuses on land protection, education and stewardship to ensure the future of the Kennebec Estuary, as well as to promote the estuary's ...