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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 ...

  • South Portland's Gailey named top municipal manager

    SOUTH PORTLAND —  City Manager Jim Gailey was named Linc Stackpole Manager of the Year on Aug. 13 by the Maine Town and City Manager's Association. The award, named for the late Machias town manager, is given annually to a manager who demonstrates "professionalism, integrit...

  • Expect delays Thursday, Friday on Martin's Point Bridge

    PORTLAND — Construction of two pedestrian and fishing extensions on the new Martin's Point Bridge will cause traffic delays Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Project spokeswoman Carol Morris said placing the concrete for the areas will require restricting traffic to one alternat...

  • Globetrotting educator comes home to Brunswick High School

    BRUNSWICK — After more than a decade of living and working around the world, from Canada to Kyrgyzstan, Shanna Crofton decided it was time to come back home.  Her timing couldn't have been better – just as she and her husband contemplated moving back to the state...

  • Brunswick picks 2 finalists for town manager job

    BRUNSWICK — The town's interim manager and an Aroostook County city manager are the two finalists for the job of Brunswick town manager.  In a statement released Tuesday morning, Town Council Chairman Benet Pols identified John Eldridge, Brunswick's long-time finance direct...

  • Bath City Council seat to remain vacant until election

    BATH — City Councilor Carolyn Lockwood's soon-to-be-vacated seat will remain unoccupied until the Nov. 4 election. An initial version of the council's Aug. 13 meeting agenda included an item about appointment of a replacement to fill Lockwood's Ward 3 seat until after the election.

  • RSU 1 goes back to school with new faces, old disputes

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 starts the 2014-2015 year with a round of administrative musical chairs at several schools. A lawsuit filed by West Bath and that town's possible withdrawal from the RSU are also elements of note as the district goes back to school. Holly Feeney, ...

  • Bath mobile arts therapy program nets $30K in grants

    BATH — ArtVan, a mobile arts therapy program offering programming in several communities, recently received three grants totalling $30,000. The program, which serves people of all ages, received $10,000 each from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, the Kay E. Dopp Fund of the Maine Comm...

  • Run for the Fallen returns to Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the seventh annual Run for the Fallen Maine at Brunswick Landing on Sunday, Aug. 24. The 5K run/walk is held in honor of the nearly 100 military men and women from Maine who have lost their lives in service to their count...