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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...

  • Dispatch deal with Yarmouth adds jobs to Falmouth Police Department

    FALMOUTH — Emergency services are about to undergo some major changes. The Police Department is in the process of adding six new employees – a significant increase for a team of 17 sworn officers. The hirings come after three long-time members of the department retired a...

  • Proposed municipal budget raises Yarmouth taxes; school budget holds the line

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on March 18 unanimously accepted the School Board's fiscal 2011 budget with a zero percent increase from this year. Councilors also received a preliminary municipal budget that would add 20 cents to the property tax rate. School Board Chairman ...

  • Cumberland Town Council approves municipal budget

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council unanimously approved the proposed fiscal 2011 municipal budget Monday night. The $7.99 million budget is a 0.34 percent decrease from the current year, on expected revenues of $3.63 million – a nearly 1 percent decline. The projected impac...

  • She's got game

    Malia Cross-Roberts of Portland shows she's got skill, and gets an approving smile from Harlem Globetrotter Hot Shot Branch, on March 19 in the Reiche School gym. Branch was in town promoting the Globetrotters game in Portland on March 26 and the "CHEER For Character" program, which focuses on build...

  • Hate group targets performance at Portland's Waynflete School

    PORTLAND — A Kansas extremist group that openly hates homosexuals, Jews, Catholics and America in general is threatening to picket a local high school theater production. The Westboro Baptist Church, known for its frequent picketing of funerals for military veterans and gays, posted ...

  • Portland council OKs social service funds, calls for examination of process

    PORTLAND — Despite last-minute attempts by several city councilors to adjust funding for some social service agencies, the City Council on Monday made only one change to the recommendations from the city manager and a review committee. The city has about $785,500 in federal Community...

  • Portland, schools get $1.8M to fight obesity

    PORTLAND — The city will receive $1.8 million in federal grants over the next two years to combat obesity, Gov. John Baldacci announced last week. The grant was awarded to Healthy Portland, a city program run in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services. I... 1

  • Confusion precedes Portland school budget hearing

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday, March 24, will hold a public hearing on next year's proposed budget, which eliminates dozens of jobs. The fiscal 2011 budget of $89.9 million is about $1.5 million smaller than this year's budget, but would require a 1.2 percent increase ...