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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...

  • Falmouth targets 174 street lights for elimination

    FALMOUTH — Neighborhoods may soon be a little darker, with 174 street lights proposed to be turned off and removed by July 1. The reduction is part of the recently approved fiscal 2011 budget. "These were part of the cuts to keep the mil rate the same this year," Budget and Pu...

  • Cumberland council grants permit for girls lacrosse, seeks speed limit reductions

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to issue a mass gathering permit for a girls youth lacrosse jamboree, while waiving or reducing some of the related fees. Since he expected there to be no more than 400 people present at the Twin Brook recreation facility at any one...

  • Candidates compete for Yarmouth Water District seat

    YARMOUTH — The only contested race in the June 8 municipal election will be for the Water District Board of Trustees. Incumbent William Reinsborough and challenger Patricia Ramsey are vying for a seat on the five-member board. While there are two, three-year seats available on...

  • Reiche principal to head East End Community School

    PORTLAND — The School Department on Tuesday announced that Marcia Gendron, principal of Reiche Community School, will be the new principal at East End Community School. Gendron will move to East End Community School beginning July 1. She will replace Carol Dayn, the principal since 2...

  • Yarmouth's long-time tree warden to lead Clam Festival parade

    YARMOUTH — This year's Yarmouth Clam Festival parade theme, "Three Cheers for Champions: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," will honor retired tree warden Frank Knight, 101, and Herbie, the A...

  • Portland's Irish, longshoremen subject of new book

    PORTLAND — A local author has published a book that explores the heyday of Irish longshoremen on the city's waterfront. In "Seated By the Sea," published by University Press of Florida, Munjoy Hill native Michael Connolly explores eight decades of Irish immigrants and the unions they...

  • Republicans left a message at King Middle School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Students in King Middle School's "Four Freedoms" learning expedition are getting a first-hand education in free speech after last weekend's state Republican convention. While the convention was held at the Portland Expo, GOP organizations from Maine's 16 counties were each... 21

  • Portland council approves housing for former Adams School property

    PORTLAND — Sixteen units of affordable housing could be under construction in less than a year at the former Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. The City Council Monday night approved selling about half of the 1.5-acre property to Avesta Housing for $250,000. The deal has been nearly...