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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...

  • SAD 75 promotes educational experiences with online 'Showcase’

    TOPSHAM – Call it YouTube meets School Administrative District 75. The learning achievements of the district’s elementary, middle and high school students are available for viewing on the Internet through SAD 75’s Learning Showcase. The visual and audio showcase can be accesse...

  • Topsham exhibit offers glimpses into home life centuries ago

    TOPSHAM — As the dawn of 2010 carries us further into the 21st century, a new display at the Topsham Municipal Building makes sure we don’t forget the 19th. “Home is Where the Heart Is," in the center gallery, showcases clothing, children’s toys, household tools and handcrafte...

  • Harpswell eyes funding for Mitchell Field pier assessment

    HARPSWELL — The committee implementing the reuse plan for Mitchell Field is hoping the town can secure a grant to pay for an assessment of the pier at the former U.S. Navy fuel depot.  The Board of Selectmen on Thursday was expected to authorize the application for a $25,000 Communi...

  • Freeport market owner plans major expansion if street is extended

    FREEPORT — Adam and Sheila Nappi on Tuesday night showed neighbors conceptual plans to triple the size of the Bow Street Market. Their plan depends on an extension of School Street. Nearly...

  • Fire station decision returns to Falmouth council

    FALMOUTH — A hearing on the anticipated closing of Pleasant Hill Fire Station may be the biggest attraction on a full agenda at next week's Town Council meeting, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11. Although the hearing and the approval by the council isn't technically required for Town Ma...

  • Laid-off workers in Freeport, Brunswick to receive extra training, benefits

    BRUNSWICK — Employees who were laid off at Freeport's L.L. Bean and Cooper Wiring Devices in Brunswick could be eligible for retraining and job placement assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced that workers who lost th...

  • Yarmouth prepares for crowds during Herbie's removal

    YARMOUTH — When Herbie, Yarmouth's 240-year-old, 110-foot American elm tree is removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 18, town officials want spectators to be safe and prepared. To keep the droves of residents, neighbors and expected spectators safe, Pub...

  • Developers hope to stimulate interest, funding for Falmouth open space project

    FALMOUTH — An event planned Sunday, Jan. 10, at Tidewater Farm promises to provide a glimpse of organizers' dreams for the development's 32 acres of open space. Sunday's program, the first in a monthly series of educational and recreational entertainment events, is expected to attrac...