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Maine PUC announces text to 911 available throughout Maine

Hallowell, Maine. The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) announced today that text to 911 is now available at all 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) throughout Maine. The Commission�€™s Emergency Services Communications Bureau (ESCB) has been working with major wireless telecommunications carriers over the last several months to complete and test this advancement in technology. Read more

Police search for missing elderly man


Maine State Police are looking for an elderly New Gloucester man with dementia who was last seen Monday afternoon.

Police say it is likely 93-year-old William Mitchell is driving and could be anywhere in New England. He left his home driving his 2017 Hyundai Accent with Maine license plate 7885 NV. Keep reading in Portland Press Herald

School district holds safety forum

Following two bomb threats at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School in March, SAD 15 officials this week held a community forum to discuss district policies and practices related to school safety.

The April 24 event started with presentations from five different officials who work for or with the school district then opened up to a Q & A session with the audience.

Cumberland County Sherrif’s Deputy Patrick Ferriter, the school’s resource officer, gave an overview of SAD 15 school safety practices and explained that the district employs an approach to safety procedures developed by national group I Love U Guys Foundation, which according to its website involves a “standard response protocol” to be used as a “uniform classroom response to any incident.”

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Yarmouth man in critical condition after collision with school bus, bus driver hurt

Ten elementary school students and the driver of their bus escaped serious injuries in a head-on collision with a car Wednesday morning on Rte. 231 near Penney Rd..

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