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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...

  • Barn door closes in Topsham

    Beth Ross, former assistant manager at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, watches an auction of the Topsham stable's property on Saturday, Jan. 9. She said it was her "first barn" and holds a special place in her life. The nonprofit center, later known as Freedom Reins, has gone throug...

  • Residents, town manager reach compromise over Cape Elizabeth land dispute

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dispute over town-owned property adjacent to a private home in the Leighton Farms subdivision may have been resolved at a Jan. 7 meeting between residents and the town manager. Ten residents of the Leighton Farm Road and Steeplebush neighborhoods met with Town Mana...

  • Brunswick-Topsham bridge work

    The Maine Department of Transportation closed the Free Black Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham for two days this week so crews could inspect and repair the structure.

  • Local farmers to act in community-based theater project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Farmers on stage and actors in the field – that is what artistic director Jennie Hahn envisioned when she created Of Farms and Fables, a community-based theater project. A project within Hahn's

  • Longtime Scarborough legislator to retire; School Board chairman to seek House seat

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Peggy Pendleton announced this week she will retire at the end of this legislative session. Pendleton, a Democrat who lives on Holmes Road, is currently in her second consecutive term representing House District 128. But her career in the Legislature spans 18 yea...

  • South Portland considers 6-month ban on medicinal marijuana sales

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to enact a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The proposal was discussed at a workshop Monday night. It has the support of the Police Department and four of the seven councilors, some of whom admitted they did not know ...

  • South Portland welcomes Cracker Barrel with open arms

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to build a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant near the Maine Mall. Cracker Barrel representatives said they expect to employ as many as 200 people. "Today is a great day for South Portland and the ...

  • Brunswick School Board opts for administrative shuffle instead of new school principal

    BRUNSWICK — With ominous budget deliberations looming, the School Board Wednesday voted 7-2 to reorganize administration in preparation for a new elementary school. The decision, opposed by board members Corrine Perreault and Michelle Small, came after the board first considered hiring a...