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Video: First responders save woman who jumped from bridge
9 Dec 2018 at 3:49pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine - A 54-year-old Brunswick woman who apparently jumped from the Frank J. Wood Bridge into the Androscoggin River just after noon Wednesday was rescued, conscious, by Brunswick firefighters. Deputy Fire Chief Donald Koslosky said that when he arrived shortly afterward, bystanders showed him the blue down jacket the woman was wearing floating in the river near the Sea Dog Brewing restaurant.

Six FDs Put Out ME Mobile Home Fire
6 Dec 2018 at 11:34pm
Firefighters from six towns responded to a fire that broke out Wednesday night at a mobile home park in Brunswick. The fire at a home on 26 Larry Lane was reported at 8:41 p.m., according to an emergency dispatcher.

Woman rescued from river after plunge from Maine bridge
6 Dec 2018 at 10:25am
A 54-year-old Brunswick woman who apparently jumped from the Frank J. Wood Bridge into the Androscoggin River just after noon Wednesday was rescued, conscious, by Brunswick firefighters. Deputy Fire Chief Donald Koslosky said that when he arrived shortly afterward, bystanders showed him the blue down jacket the woman was wearing floating in the river near the Sea Dog Brewing restaurant.

Fat Boy, a beloved Brunswick drive-in restaurant, goes up for sale
3 Dec 2018 at 10:51pm
Ken Burton has weathered most of his 72 summers in midcoast Maine, but he said Monday he hasn't been to Popham Beach since high school. He hasn't gone fishing, or enjoyed a night out with his wife - at least, a night that didn't end with rushing back to Brunswick to make hundreds of onion rings.

Goucher College student charged in racist graffiti cases new
2 Dec 2018 at 7:07pm
A student has been charged with malicious destruction of property in connection with graffiti and swastikas in a Goucher College dorm, Baltimore County Police said on Friday. Fynn Ajani Arthur, 21, of Brunswick, Maine, a student and resident at Goucher College, was arrested and charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property after racist graffiti was discovered in two locations on campus.

December Programs at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter
27 Nov 2018 at 9:01pm
The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, located in the L.L. Bean Learning Commons at Southern Midcoast Community College's Midcoast Campus, 29 Sewall Street in Brunswick, continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. "For the past eight years I have worked to make Mainers more prosperous," stated Governor Paul R. LePage.

Launches among the lobsters: Group eyes Maine for blast off
25 Nov 2018 at 4:45pm
In this Aug. 2, 2005, file photo, Neil Haines, facilities administration manger for the Loring Development Authority, looks out at the empty tarmac at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. A group of science and space enthusiasts in 2018 want the state to become America's leader in sending tiny satellites into space.

Community college opens welding lab to train BIW employees
23 Nov 2018 at 10:19pm
Southern Maine Community College has opened a state-of-the-art welding lab at its Brunswick campus in order to train prospective employees to work at Bath Iron Works. Through a grant from the Maine Quality Centers, part of the Maine Community College System, SMCC purchased 10 new welding stations, now located in a building leased by BIW several blocks from the college's Midcoast Campus at Brunswick Landing.

Runners Brave Cold for Manchester Road Race
22 Nov 2018 at 8:49pm
Thursday was one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record, but it did not stop thousands of runners braving the elements at the Manchester Road Race. "It's cold out, but I feel great.

Bangor Mall Sears Auto Center to shutter Wednesday
20 Nov 2018 at 5:08pm
The Sears Auto Center at the Bangor Mall will shut down at the close of business this Wednesday, the store manager said. The auto center remained open after the main Sears store, one of the four anchor tenants at the Bangor Mall, closed in April.

Maine's Ranked-Choice Voting Experiment Continues
20 Nov 2018 at 10:44am
Maine's innovative method of ranking candidates sparked controversy when the counting began in one congressional race. But RCV could change the way Americans vote.

Maine offers tax credits to help graduates with student loans. So why don't m...
18 Nov 2018 at 12:13pm
The average student loan debt for Mainers who graduated from college last year is more than $30,000 , one of the highest rates in the country. The state launched a tax credit 10 years ago aimed at helping graduates offset some of the burden of loan payments.

How one Maine town reinvented itself after its biggest employer left
15 Nov 2018 at 11:45am
Visitors in Brunswick this holiday season will find the town bustling like it hasn't in years, hearkening back more than a decade ago to when Brunswick Naval Air Station was at its peak. Heading into town along Pleasant Street, the Portland Diocese is building a 15,000-square-foot multipurpose building at St. John the Baptist Church and Catholic School.

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