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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...

  • Bath trail officially opens on Saturday

    BATH — A five-mile trail that links the Bath Area Family YMCA to the Thorne Head Preserve will open officially at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, with a public celebration at the YMCA. The Whiskeag Trail is a project of Bath Trails, which is a partnership of the City of Bath, the Ke...

  • Agreement reached on Pine Point pier in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed pier at Pine Point will move forward after a deal was reached between the town and the Lobstermen's Co-op, which owns the property where the pier will be constructed. Despite lengthy and, at times, contentious negotiations, the Town Council unanimously approv...

  • Sale of Western Avenue land could cost South Portland up to $125K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 6-1 in a special meeting on Monday night to spend up to $125,000 to help a local developer remove underground utilities beneath the recently closed Gorham Road extension. The approval removes the final hurdle to the city's attempt to sell a 1.4...

  • South Portland eyes ban on pellet guns, sling shots

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday will consider outlawing pellet guns, sling shots, bows and arrows and other weapons on public lands and roads. The proposed ordinance would also make it illegal for people to use those weapons anywhere in the city – even on priva... 1

  • Freeport Fall Festival returns Saturday

    FREEPORT — The 12th annual Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 18. Visitors can view work by more than 100 artists, sample local food and hear live music. There will be live music performed by Matt Fogg, The Sam Anderson Band, Rattleboxx, Gunthe...

  • Cumberland council to consider PACE fund

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is scheduled to vote whether to adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program at its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Through PACE, Efficiency Maine administers a revolving loan fund that finances improvements in energy efficiency, suc...

  • Yarmouth Rotary hosts app developer

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Rotary Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 a.m. at the Downeast Village Restaurant, 705 Route 1. Guest speaker Kerry Galiv...

  • PAC forms for $41.5M high school bond in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new political action committee hopes to harness the energy of dozens of parents and residents in an effort to convince voters to approve a $41.5 million bond to rebuild South Portland High School. RenewSPHS on Tuesday evening hosted the first of two advocate-traini...