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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...

  • Cape Elizabeth gets more school funding than expected from the state

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School officials said they are pleased with preliminary reports from the state Department of Education that show a reduction of only $40,000 in state subsidy for 2010-2011, not the $900,000 that was previously expected. "I never expected the numbers to be this l...

  • Scarborough school funding: 'It could have been worse'

    SCARBOROUGH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Scarborough schools of $5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of $2 million in general aid to education. The loss was somewhat less than the district expected, Scarborough Schools Superintendent David Doyle said Wednesday....

  • South Portland School Board to vote March 8 on high school renovation plans

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Having scuttled plans to put a $41.9 million high school renovation bond out to voters in June, the School Board next month is scheduled to vote on whether they like the renovation plan or not. The continued accreditation of the high school may be at stake. Th...

  • Sleigh Day in North Yarmouth

    Spectators watch as Mary Boutin of Brunswick and her horse Elias parade past in the arena at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth on Saturday, Feb. 6, during the farm's 11th annual Sleigh Day.

  • Trustee accuses Sewall of 'mismanagement, self-dealing'

    PORTLAND — A judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order barring the former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. from a variety of actions connected to the Bath fuel company. The action was expected after a court-appointed Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee accused Philip Sewall of...

  • Cape Elizabeth council explores pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In an effort to reduce waste removal costs and to encourage recycling, the Town Council is exploring a pay-per-bag program for residents. Councilors, in Feb. 8 workshop, agreed to pursue the concept and research it more thoroughly. Councilors Frank Gove...

  • Naturalization in Falmouth

    Somali immigrant Suad Abrar, who now lives in Lewiston, waves an American flag during a naturalization ceremony at Falmouth Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. More than 40 people became United States citizens during the ceremony, which is a part of the fifth grade's immigration unit.

  • Falmouth brothers' film to air on MPBN

    FALMOUTH — A documentary film made by two brothers from Falmouth will be shown twice this month on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. "Once More to the Cabin" fo...