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Amtrak Changes Schedule changes take effect today for the Amtrak Downeaster in Brunswick and elsewhere on the way to and from Boston. No change for Train 682, which leaves Brunswick mornings at 7:50, but later in the day Train 688 now leaves Brunswick thirty minutes later...

Brunswick police have now released a sketch of a man trying to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car, and the same suspect is also believed to have exposed himself to two girls. Police captain Mark Walz says the suspect is described by the girls...

Overflow Crowd It's clear that Brunswick is still very much divided on train issues. A large crowd turned out at the Brunswick Golf Club for a state public hearing on a renewed effort by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority to secure a stormwater permit...

Hospitals Worried The people who run hospitals in Maine are pushing back against the LePage administration's budget proposal, saying that millions of dollars in proposed Mainecare reimbursement cuts combined with a proposed property tax on non-profits would result in medical services being reduced or eliminated.  Jeff...

Ortolani Dead in Florida A man of considerable influence on the Midcoast has died while vacationing in Florida. Philip Ortolani was 66 years old and is widely credited with helping to boost the quality and accessibility of health care on the Midcoast while serving for 25...

Rumble Strips on Route 196 After a series of head-in collisions in recent years on Route 196 in Topsham, a plan is in the works to install so-called rumble strips on that road between White House Crossing Road and the Lisbon border. A rumble strip is...

In Augusta, the legislature's government oversight committee has unanimously agreed to a request from Brunswick state senator Stan Gerzofsky for a review and audit of the financing and operations of the Northeast New England Passenger Rail Authority, which oversees Amtrak Downeaster service. which connects Brunswick,...

Brunswick and Freeport state senator Stan Gerzofsky is asking a legislative committee to authorize a comprehensive audit of the finances and operations of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. The senator talked with Jim Bleikamp on Friday's WCME Midcoast Morning Buzz.    ...

A Positive Omen New figures from Maine Revenue Services indicate that our state's taxable sales soared to a record high in 2014 of nearly 19 billion dollars. Mild early winter weather, rising consumer confidence and strong holiday shopping are all listed as factors. This year's taxable...