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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...

  • Cumberland County: Voters asked to revise government

    PORTLAND — When voters go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect local and state representatives, residents of Cumberland County will also vote on whether to approve the county's first charter. For the past 250 years, the county has operated without a charter, instead following rules that were...

  • FEMA pulls flood maps, promises to work with coastal communities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is withdrawing new flood insurance maps proposed for Cumberland and York counties. Instead, FEMA on Friday said it will undertake a more collaborative approach to redraw the floodplain maps, which could affect waterfront deve...

  • Scarborough state representative pleads guilty to drunken driving

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, was driving drunk last August when he crashed his car at southbound Mile 23 of Interstate 295 in Freeport. Flaherty, 25, pleaded guilty Oct. 1 to operating under the influence on the night of Aug. 8, when he was returning from a ...

  • Arctic museum to close for changeover

    BRUNSWICK — The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College will be closed from Oct. 4-18 while the staff prepares  for a new exhibition, "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Collection of Robert and Judith Toll."

  • Brunswick library hosts author

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends and Sisters in Crime are bringing mystery author Janet Morgan to Curtis Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. to talk about her writing and autograph her books. Morgan is the author of the Killdeer Farm mystery series. She is a native Mainer who ...

  • Teen rescued after jump from Wood bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police and emergency crews rescued a 14-year-old Topsham girl from the Androscoggin River Monday afternoon after she leaped from the Frank J. Wood bridge on Maine Street. Cmdr. Marc Hagan said the girl landed in a shallow portion of the river and didn't receive life-...

  • Artist in the making

    Eight-month-old Sam Robinson gets introduced to the fine art of watercolor painting Sept. 25 during the Five River Arts Alliance Family Arts Festival on the mall in downtown Brunswick.

  • Local chefs, local food in 20 Mile Meal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 20 Mile Meal, featuring food from some of the best chefs in the Portland area, will take place Sunday, Oct. 3. The event is hosted by