DUCKS PERCH at the edge of Androscoggin River ice between Brunswick and Topsham. Forecasters predict that temperatures in the Mid-coast region will rise to 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher on Thursday and remain at or above freezing overnight. In more bad news for local ice, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday that, starting Monday, it would send cutters up the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay to Gardiner to break ice as a flood prevention measure.

DUCKS PERCH at the edge of Androscoggin River ice between Brunswick and Topsham. Forecasters predict that temperatures in the Mid-coast region will rise to 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher on Thursday and remain at or above freezing overnight. In more bad news for local ice, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday that, starting Monday, it would send cutters up the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay to Gardiner to break ice as a flood prevention measure.

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