Author: Jim Bleikamp

27 Jul Harpswell’s Firefighter Shortage

The Forecaster's Brunswick-Harpswell reporter Callie Ferguson joined the Thursday Midcoast Morning Buzz to talk about her story on a dilemma being faced not only in Harpswell but in rural communities throughout the nation. Hear Callie here: [audio mp3="http://www.radio9wcme.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Callie-July-27-1.mp3"][/audio] Read Callie's Forecaster story here: http://www.theforecaster.net/new-volunteers-help-but-harpswell-fire-departments-are-still-in-need/...

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22 Jul King vs. Lepage?

A seismic and passion-fueled U-S Senate race may be brewing in Maine in 2018.   Governor LePage is thinking again about challenging Brunswick's independent incumbent and one-time Democrat Angus King.   A potential race sized up by WCME political analyst and former Maine House speaker John Richardson on...

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08 Jul LePage and Richardson July 8 (without LePage)

Every Saturday at Noon and 5PM, WCME electronically brings together Governor LePage and a political adversary--John Richardson, a former Democratic speaker of the Maine House and former Brunswick town councilor. Today, since there was no weekly message from the governor, John Richardson flew solo and issued...

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22 Jun Jim Bleikamp on Perzanoski Pay Raise

Jim Bleikamp here. Following a two-hour closed session and a controversy-filled year in which the Brunswick school board settled a bullying lawsuit for $125,000, the board has now awarded a two percent pay raise to school superintendent Paul Perzanoski, who is already salaried at $139.922. I believe...

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22 Jun Jim Bleikamp on the Perzanoski Pay Raise

Jim Bleikamp here. Following a two-hour closed session and a controversy-filled year in which the Brunswick school board settled a bullying lawsuit for $125,000, the board has now awarded a two percent pay raise to school superintendent Paul Perzanoski, who is already salaried at $139.922. I believe...

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01 Jun Smart New Yorkers Vacation in Maine

We're fortunate at WCME to have a bond with some talented folk at the nation's classiest all-news station--WCBS NewsRadio 880 in New York. WCBS afternoon news anchor Steve Scott is a frequent Maine visitor and braved some heavy rain today to visit us at Fort...

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30 May The Voices of the Brunswick School Bullying Lawsuit

Now the actual voices are heard.   A new nationally-distributed podcast from the San Francisco-based Center for Investigative Reporting contains never-previously-heard deposition testimony from the recently settled lawsuit in Brunswick in which former junior high school student Chaz Wing charged that he had been bullied and...

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13 May From WCME News 9: Searching For a Missing Boater

In Brunswick and Topsham, the search continues on the Androscoggin River for a missing boater--a man whose name has not been released. The search began Friday evening without success, as the Maine Marine Patrol, utilizing a helicopter, spotlights and night vision technology searched the water...

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