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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...

  • Harpswell rescue officials take hard line against possible management changes

    HARPSWELL — The heads of the town's fire and rescue departments are pushing back against recommendations of a working group tasked with evaluating emergency services.  Chief among those recommendations are creation of a centralized, town-wide volunteer schedule, and a speci...

  • Scholarship, open house honor dance teacher

    FALMOUTH — The Maine State Ballet will award a tuition scholarship for a tap dance student in honor of long-time tap instructor Peggy Etter. The studio will also recognize Etter's more than 50 years of service with an open house celebration and scholarship benefit on Saturday, July 18. ...

  • City Council health-care benefit may go to South Portland voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to put the future of their health-care insurance to voters this November. The council spent more than an hour in a workshop Monday night debating the insurance benefit, which costs about $70,000 to cover six of the seven councilors. 2

  • Falmouth changes Transfer Station charges

    FALMOUTH — Beginning Monday, July 20, vehicle permit stickers for the Transfer Station will cost $5 annually and disposal tags will cost $5 each. Permits purchased this year will be valid through 2010. Permits purchased within the past two years will be valid through the end of 20...

  • Yarmouth school garden proves fertile for winner of presidential teaching award

    YARMOUTH — Kimberly Spencer, a looping second- and third-grade teacher at Yarmouth Elementary School, used the school district garden as a way to teach her students about math. Last week, she learned that her creativity landed her the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Scie...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmers put rubber to the road with farm stand on a bus

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Penny Jordan, co-owner of Jordan's Farm, likes to joke that her farm is going "back to the future" – on a renovated school bus. In an office behind her farm store on Wells Road, she has a decades-old photo of a mobile farm stand from which another Cap...

  • Cape Elizabeth council will make traffic light decision in August

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Monday said they will decide in August whether to put a traffic light at the intersection of Route 77, Shore and Scott Dyer roads. The Town Council last November postponed the decision until May, and in the meantime approved funding for passive ...

  • Embattled South Portland official slated to return to work Thursday; city likely to pay legal fees

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The director of public works and cultural services is scheduled to returned to work at the Community Center on Thursday, July 16. City Manager Jim Gailey said in a press release on Tuesday that his decision to reinstate Dana Anderson, who has been on paid adminis...

  • Brunswick development 'hangs in the balance' with Amtrak Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — After years of planning and debate, the $23.5 million Maine Street Station project is showing Brunswick residents tangible results. The site, which constitutes the town's last available acreage for infill development, has been a hive of activity all summer. Two of its ...