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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...

  • Yarmouth panel: Home plan best suits Cousins Island fire station

    YARMOUTH — A proposal to demolish the Cousins Island fire station to build a cottage received the support Tuesday of a citizens advisory committee.  Town councilors will review the committee's choice on Aug. 21 and decide whether to accept it. Two proposals were subm...

  • Freeport's RSU 5 withdrawal plan gets state OK

    FREEPORT — The Maine Department of Education has conditionally approved the town's proposed agreement for withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5, bringing the action one step closer to a Nov. 4 referendum. The RSU 5 board on July 30 accepted the plan that would allow Freeport to with...

  • Evictions prompt Portland to look at landlord's other buildings

    PORTLAND — Homecoming could be weeks away for residents of 193 Congress St., who were evicted Aug. 5 after city inspectors discovered code violations in renovation work. Although work began in early July, the city did not receive an application for the electrical permit until July 28...

  • Self-defense for women on tap in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Cape Elizabeth Police Officer Paul Fenton will conduct a self-defense class for women on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at Pro FIT training center on Lincoln Avenue. The $15 seminar teaches basic self-defense strategies geared especially to college-aged women, th...

  • Donations sought for Build-a-Backpack drive

    SCARBOROUGH — Project GRACE is collecting backpacks and school supplies through Tuesday, Aug. 19, to donate to students in need.  The Build-a-Backpack Drive encourages those shopping for back-to-school gear to buy a few extra items to donate. Drop-off locations include Scar...

  • Brunswick man charged with stalking in Bath

    BATH — A Brunswick man was arrested Saturday night and charged with stalking his former girlfriend. Luke Toothaker, 22, was arrested as he sat in his car in a Commercial Street parking lot outside the woman’s workplace just after 9 p.m., Police Lt. Robert Savary said. Th...

  • Donations will place defibrillators around Freeport

    FREEPORT — Following donations from residents and organizations in town, the Fire Department is hoping to purchase four new automatic external defibrillators. The Town Council unanimously accepted donations of just under $7,800 for the purchase. If the decision is approved at a publi...

  • Falmouth council takes deliberate path on library bond

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors on Monday unanimously approved spending more than $600,000 for Town Hall renovations, but decided there should be more opportunities for public discussion before they decide whether to put a $2.8 million library bond on the November ballot. Counci...