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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 ...

  • $23.5M school budget goes to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Nearly 500 Freeport, Pownal and Durham residents attended the first Regional School Unit 5 town budget meeting Tuesday night and ratified a nearly $23.5 million budget that will increase Pownal's property taxes by more than 25 percent. The budget now goes to a June 25 ...

  • Legislature earmarks $8M in bonds for Brunswick air base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — The Legislature last week approved a bond package that includes $8 million for the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The entire $150 million package still must be ratified by voters in June 2010. The so-called "responsible investment plan" was pi...

  • Falmouth wants residents to weigh in on forest management plan

    FALMOUTH — The town is seeking public input on a proposed management plan for eight forested properties totalling 758 acres. The Conservation Commission's Open Space Implementation Subcommittee will hold a forum at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, at the Falmouth Memorial Library to ga...

  • Inch by inch

    Members of the Plane Janes team dig in and pull during the Jet Plane Pull at the Portland Jetport on June 13, all to raise money for the local Multiple Sclerosis chapter. Twelve teams of 20 competed in the event, using brute strength to pull a FedEx Boeing 737 jet 12 feet in as short a time as possi...

  • Celebrating diversity

    Rebecca San performs a traditional Cambodian dance during the third annual Bayside World Market & Fair at Portland High School on June 13. Organized by the Bayside Neighborhood Association and the Portland School Department, the event celebrates the rich diversity of downtown Portland. (Rich Obr...

  • Fee hikes, fairground concerts face Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Requirements for concerts and parimutuel horse racing independent of the annual county fair are expected to be established for the Cumberland Fairgrounds after a public hearing Monday, June 22. Under the newly elected leadership of Chairman Ron Copp, the Town Council...

  • Summer brings Falmouth road construction projects

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation begins work this week on a section of Brook Road between Blackstrap Road and the Westbrook city line. In a project that Parks and Public Works Director Jay Reynolds said will last through August, workers will tear up the existing p...

  • Correction

    A photo on Page 9 of the June 10 edition of The Forecaster should have identified Heather Muzzy as valedictorian of the Deering High School Class of 2009.