AUGUSTA — Residents on a stretch of Mount Vernon Avenue where water service was temporarily shut down Tuesday no longer have to boil their water.

The boil-water order for homes and businesses between the Bond Brook Bridge and 212 Mount Vernon Ave. was lifted Wednesday after samples indicated water from the area is safe to drink, according to Andy Begin, assistant general manager of the Greater Augusta Utility District.

A water main in the area was shut off for several hours Tuesday as part of a $17.3 million utility district project upgrading the sewer system to prevent overflows into Bond Brook.

Plans to close both lanes of Bond Brook Road where it crosses Bond Brook Bridge Sunday are on hold for at least one week and possibly longer, district officials said Wednesday.

Heat advisory issuedfor next two days

AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control issued a heat advisory Wednesday, saying parts of Maine will experience unusually hot weather over the next two days.

Heat and humidity will be highest today and persist through Friday in the southern and southwestern parts of the state, especially in York, Cumberland and Oxford counties. Nighttime temperatures will also be higher than usual.

The center said that in the past 10 years, rates of hospitalizations are significantly higher on the hottest days than on cooler days, both for heat illness and for other health conditions, such as heart disease, respiratory disease and kidney disease.

Chelsea private sessionslated for tonight

CHELSEA — Selectmen scheduled an executive session for 5:30 today at the Town Office to discuss a legal matter with the town attorney.

Long Branch Schoolseeking instructors

BOWDOINHAM — The Long Branch School of Maine is seeking instructors.

The school is opening in September and plans to “assist in relocalizing our economy by teaching self-reliance and sustainabilty while also offering an enriching experience for the mind, body and spirit,” according to a news release.

Instructors will be paid half of the tuition price collected for each class they teach. For more information, visit or call 666-8900.


Augusta native Maximstill on reality show

AUGUSTA — Augusta native Jason Maxim is one of 16 bachelors remaining on Country Music Television’s new series “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Bachelors from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Devin Grissom, of Alabama, in the second episode, airing at 9 p.m. today.

In each one-hour episode set in Fairhope, Ala., Grissom says goodbye to more of her suitors in the hopes of finding her true love and someone her family approves of.

A graduate of George Washington University, Maxim became an entrepreneur in California before joining the show.

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