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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...

  • Watershed work in Portland

    Elliot Heeschen combs through the reeds bracketing Capisic Brook on Oct. 17, looking for trash and other debris that pollute one of Portland's largest streams. The city resident joined about three dozen other volunteers, including most of the Cheverus High School boys soccer team, in a clean-up effo...

  • Freeport Chamber holds first meeting, board to be elected next month

    FREEPORT — After more than a decade of discussion and planning, business owners mingled at the first Freeport Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday night at Buck's Naked BBQ on Route 1.

  • Portland Pumpkin Festival

    Pumpkins glowing at night in Monument Square for the Camp Sunshine Portland Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 16.

  • Charter panel to discuss elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — The main issue the city's Charter Commission is expected to grapple with in the coming year will be the subject of a panel discussion Monday, Oct. 26. Whether Portland should have an elected mayor was the driving force behind the commission being established. Under the ...

  • AG finds Portland police justified in Okot shooting

    PORTLAND — The attorney general last week determined police officers acted in self-defense on April 25 when they shot and killed an armed, intoxicated man in Parkside. Officers Benjamin Roper and Joshua Wiseman shot 26-year-old David Okot the evening of April 25, shortly after res...

  • Paint meets tank: Work begins on Art All Around project in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On a cold and gray Thursday afternoon, the first swaths of color were ceremoniously applied to one of 16 Portland Harbor oil storage tanks that will be decorated as part of an international Art All Around competition. A crowd of about 20 supporters watched the ope...

  • Billings, Sun Journal staff win FOI award

    NORTHPORT — The Sun Journal daily and Sunday newspapers were named the best in the state at the Maine Press Association's annual conference Saturday night. The papers serving Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties took top honors for the second year in a row. The contest was ...

  • Swine flu confirmed in Portland school

    PORTLAND — Two people at Longfellow Elementary School are the first in the city schools to be diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, known as the swine flu. One individual with the illness remained home for seven days and is now symptom-free, the School Department said in a press release ...