Midcoast News March 26, 2015

Midcoast News March 26, 2015

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 that would allow for the construction of a large train layover facility in the Brunswick West neighborhood. Speakers in support of the proposal tended to talk about their love of trains and issued praise for the efforts of the rail authority, while several of those in opposition tried to build a scientific and environmental case against the plan.

Downeaster Crash

In Old Orchard Beach police are investigating an early morning collision involving the Downeaster, which collided with a sport utility vehicle. At least one person was seriously hurt and taken to the hospital.

Sought for Questioning

In Brunswick, police are seeking help from the public in their investigation of a situation in which a man may have approached a young girl on Spring Street near the Harriet Beecher Stowe School and tried to lure her into his car. The man is described as white, and in his 20s or 30s with curly blond hair and a beard, in a white car. Police say the girl refused to approach the vehicle after a invitation from the man to do so, and returned him without incident.