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  • North Yarmouth firefighter's firing ignites employee rights dispute

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Two former Fire-Rescue Department paramedics claim town officials have violated their civil rights. Jeff Toorish, a lieutenant medic with the department, resigned Dec. 11. Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services Bill Young was fired the same day. Toorish on...

  • Portland man injured in Brunswick I-295 crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Portland man was seriously injured Thursday morning after losing control of his car on the exit 28 ramp from Interstate 295, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a press release. Christopher Doran, 35, suffered head injuries and was taken...

  • Scarborough council gives initial OK to Piper Shores expansion

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council granted unanimous preliminary approval Thursday to an application from Piper Shores requesting an amendment to its contract zone. The request to alter the zoning limits would allow the 138-acre oceanfront property to provide 28 assisted-living unit...

  • Error delays safety study of Cape Elizabeth gun club

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The firing range committee Wednesday planned to receive results of a safety evaluation of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club, only to find out the study hasn't been done. Town Councilor Caitlin Jordan, the new chairwoman of the committee, said poor communication and failu...

  • Bath council OKs $1.2M settlement with West Bath

    BATH — The City Council granted final approval Wednesday to spending $1.2 million to settle a 2-year-old lawsuit with West Bath. The council also gave preliminary approval to a measure aimed at relieving concerns about parking outside the Winnegance General Store at 36 High St.

  • Vehicle malfunction ruled out in fatal accident at Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A vehicle autopsy has determined there was no malfunction of the Ford Explorer that struck and killed retired Public Works Director Herbert Dennison at the Recycling Center on Nov. 24. Police Chief Neil Williams on Wednesday said the full report has not been received...

  • Brunswick schools face Maine Human Rights Commission lawsuit over bullying

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Human Rights Commission plans to sue the School Department for allegedly discriminating against a former junior high school student who claims the school failed to protect him when he was physically and emotionally abused by other students.  Commission...

  • Next stop: Christmas in Bath

    Payton Hennessey, getting ready to show off his Candy Cane Express ticket to Santa last weekend in Bath, was accompanied by a bunch of family members, including grandfather David Hennessey, left, and brothers Ian and Garrett.

  • South Portland adds another Otto, SoPo Bar & Grill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has two more locally owned restaurants to tout. A fourth location of Otto Pizza in southern Maine – and the second in South Portland – of...

  • Brunswick council reduces sewer debt limit increase

    BRUNSWICK — A skeptical Town Council approved a $5 million debt limit increase Monday for the Brunswick Sewer District, enough for the agency to fund an expensive facility upgrade, but only a quarter of the amount it requested.  Councilors also voted to participate as a mun...