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  • Harpswell assesses future of emergency medical services

    HARPSWELL — When Town Meeting in March approved around-the-clock paramedic services through next year, it was seen as an aid for the town's aging population. But doubt remains about the town's ability to recruit and retain volunteer emergency medical technicians, who have served for ...

  • Developer seeks to demolish, rebuild Bath hotel

    BATH — The Planning Board had its first look Tuesday at a developer's plan to demolish the Shipyard Inn and build a more modern hotel in its place. The applicant, Auburncourt LLC, has an option to purchase the property off Leeman Highway (Route 1), if it receives project approval fro...

  • Maine Medical Center picks new COO

    PORTLAND — Maine Medical Center has hired a new chief operating officer and vice president. Jeff Sanders, a Millinocket native who grew up in Gray, most recently worked as the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He will join Maine Med June 7. "We...

  • Healthy kids

    Maggie Truman of South Portland has her hands full during Healthy Kids Day in the gym at the Portland YMCA on April 17. The Y marked the day with a variety of activities designed to encourage active youngsters.

  • Portland looks to public for help with park maintenance

    PORTLAND — In response to a proposal in the fiscal 2011 budget to reduce maintenance and flower planting at city parks, the Parks Commission is trying to bolster volunteer efforts at the city's green spaces. A "Green Space Gathering" is scheduled for April 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at...

  • Yarmouth School Board moves forward with $19.5M budget, no tax increase

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee will hold a second public hearing May 6 on its proposed $19.5 million budget. The committee previously approved the fiscal year 2011 school budget and held its first public hearing Thursday, April 8. The proposed spending plan represents a ...

  • Pownal parents to be polled for RSU 5 middle school preference

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board delayed a decision about the future of the middle school program in Pownal at its April 14 meeting. Instead, the School Board decided to poll Pownal parents about their middle school preferences for next year. After the data is collect...

  • North Yarmouth woman makes families with critically ill children her cause

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Tracy Hessel Libby turned a personal tragedy into an opportunity for other Maine families several years ago when she founded Caring Resources for Living. In 2002, Libby's 2 1/2-year-old child, Camden, was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. “There w...

  • Flag flies in D.C. in honor of Freeport volunteers

    FREEPORT — In honor of more than 400 volunteers in town, a flag will be flown at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 18-24. Deb Daggett, the volunteer coordinator for Freeport Community Services, said this is one way ...

  • Portland School Committee chairman seeks reprieve for sports, music programs

    PORTLAND — School Committee Chairman Peter Eglinton said he plans to submit a proposal to trim about $109,000 from next year's budget that does not directly affect students. Eglinton said he will propose cutting the School Committee's contingency fund for contracted services in an ef...