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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...

  • Businesses may have to fund SMCC campus at BNAS

    BRUNSWICK — The committee that decides which bills are considered by the state Legislature has rejected a $4 million measure that would have funded start-up costs for the Advanced Technology Campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station.  However, Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, the bi...

  • Cape Elizabeth Land Trust seeks public input

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is looking for community input about its performance via an online survey. The survey is open to all residents, members and non-members, interested in sharing how satisfied they are with CELT. The organization would like at leas...

  • Cape Elizabeth Land Trust seeks public input

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is looking for community input about its performance via an online survey. The survey is open to all residents, members and non-members, interested in sharing how satisfied they are with CELT. The organization would like at leas...

  • Bath woman wins $60K in injury lawsuit against bank

    BATH — Nearly four years after being injured in a fall outside a downtown bank, June Hallowell of Bath was awarded $60,000 by a Sagadahoc County Superior Court jury Nov. 19. The 80-year-old woman's award money was for medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from the fall,...

  • Police to step up enforcement of unique parking rules at Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — Police and town officials have waited nearly a month for motorists to park properly at Maine Street Station. Now they're going to do something about it. Since Nov. 6, police have been handing out warnings and instructions on how to park in the 34 reverse-di...

  • Update: Probe begins into why jail released wrong inmate; Portland police seek help from Somali community

    PORTLAND — Police, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department deputies and members of a regional violent crimes task force are looking for a man who was accidentally released from jail Wednesday night. Ahmed Ismail, 23, was being held in the maximum-security unit at the Cumberland County ...

  • Scarborough council gets preliminary plan for Pine Point beach access

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager Wednesday introduced a working design for a controversial public area at Pine Point. The sketch by Terrance DeWann & Associates is the result of work by Town Manager Tom Hall's task force, a group made up of two Pine Point Residents Association membe...

  • Compliance with policies problematic for South Portland School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although School Board rules require four meetings a year with the superintendent of schools, to set goals and evaluate her job performance, it appears the board is not meeting its obligations. Although the board chairman, in response to a written request for info...