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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...

  • South Portland fitness program for seniors fills void left by USM budget cuts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the University of Southern Maine cut its Lifeline program earlier this spring, about 100 senior citizens were left without services they had depended on for years. But Lifeline, a fitness program geared towards people 60 or older, has been given a second life as Fit...

  • Update: Portland changes snowstorm parking ban start back to 10 p.m.

    PORTLAND — Reacting to concerns from businesses and residents, the city Thursday morning confirmed that it would revert back to a 10 p.m. start time for parking bans. City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said the city will still have the option to call a 6 p.m. start time in the case of a s...

  • Portland school's learning expedition focuses on random acts of kindness

    PORTLAND — The holiday season is typically one of giving and sharing, most commonly between families and friends. But a group of sixth-graders from King Middle School recently took to the streets to spread holiday cheer. About 80 students canvassed the Old Port to hand out candy, com...

  • Fans, sponsors gobble up the Maine Red Claws brand

    PORTLAND — Crusher, the mascot for Maine's new minor league basketball team, stalked the stands at the Portland Expo last Sunday night with two dancers, looking for a lucky fan to receive a fresh hot pizza from Portland Pie. The giveaway is one of the ways the Maine Red Claws are fos...

  • Portland requests bids for waterfront firefighter quarters

    PORTLAND — The city is soliciting construction bids for much-debated new fire boat crew quarters planned for the Maine State Pier. The plan to build new quarters for firefighters assigned to the waterfront drew criticism from some city councilors and the public earlier this year because ...

  • Grants fund projects for MLK Day of Service

    PORTLAND — As a way to encourage community fellowship, the Maine Commission for Community Service awarded 16 grants to organizations around th...

  • Take comfort: Caterer, North Yarmouth church team up for dinner business

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A place well-known for the Good Book is now a place known also for good food.Since January, Mark Heath has been working from the North Yarmouth Congregational Church kitchen to produce an assortment of comfort foods for a growing number of hungry clients with no tim...

  • Task force to study Portland's athletic field uses, needs

    PORTLAND — A group of school and sports representatives will spend the next several months studying the conditions and uses of the city's athletic facilities. The Athletic Facilities Task Force is expected to develop a 10-year plan for improvements and also make recommendations ...