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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...

  • Brunswick base airport heightens funding competition; redevelopment agency hopes to tap STAR account

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a $1.3 million slice of a state fund already eyed for other transit projects, including expanded operations for the Amtrak Downeaster and airports currently undergoing modernization projects. The Midcoast Regi...

  • Portland police make arrest in Monument Square death

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday said a 20-year-old Gray man is responsible for a deadly assault in Monument Square early Sunday morning. William Googins turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. He was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the death of 24-year-old Eric B...

  • Proposed Portland charter changes ready for public review

    PORTLAND — The commission elected in November 2008 to review and recommend changes to the City Charter has come up with preliminary recommendations that include switching to a full-time, elected mayor and changing the name of the School Committee. The Charter Commission will hold a p...

  • Portland tightens restrictions on off-leash dogs

    PORTLAND — The city has made several changes to rules governing where and when dogs can run free, and where the pets are not allowed at all. Many of the changes are at the Eastern Promenade, a popular spot for dog owners to give their pets a chance to run off leash. Dogs are no longe...

  • Portland High School senior succeeds on, off field, despite diabetes

    PORTLAND — When Pat Curran was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, only one concern came to mind. "The first thing I was worried about was being able to play basketball," Curran said. "I thought I wouldn't be able to do sports at all." Curran quickly learned that ...

  • Casco Bay High School senior marches to his own beat

    PORTLAND — For Ness Smith Savedoff, Casco Bay High School has been a place of self exploration as much as a place to learn basic literacy skills. Savedoff said when he entered CBHS as a freshman, wearing bell-bottoms and a long pony tail, the school accepted him without judgment. The...

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    PORTLAND—One of the most successful girls' basketball programs in the state named a former Miss Maine Basketball as its new coach last week. Amy Vachon, who won the award in 1996 after starring for her father, Paul, at Cony, will replace Wil Smith as the coach of the McAuley Lions, w...

  • 'It could have been a lot worse': Fire ravages Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owner of Red's Dairy Freeze on Monday said he hopes to reopen the landmark ice cream takeout business this summer after repairing damage done by an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Cape Elizabeth and South Portland responded to the single-alarm fire a...