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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...

  • Rock 'em, sock 'em soccer

    Bowdoin College's Northern Bites team watches closely as their robot battles for the ball with a competing robot from the University of Texas on May 2 when Bowdoin hosted the 2009 RoboCup U.S. Open. Competitors had to create software for the two-legged robots, which could independently play soccer a...

  • RSU 5, state education chief to discuss relief for Pownal

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 representatives and Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh will meet with Education Commissioner Susan Gendron this evening in Augusta. They hope to negotiate a way to reduce the cost of education in Pownal, where residents will vote June 9 in a ...

  • Scarborough pit bull owner agrees to pay $5K in damages

    SCARBOROUGH — A Burnham Road man whose pit bulls attacked a young girl and killed her puppy last year has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages, attorney Elliott Epstein said. On Monday, May 4, Justice Roland Cole ordered Joseph Bowser, 48, of Burnham Road, to pay the settlement by the ...

  • Proposed Freeport budget shrinks, rainy day fund may be created

    FREEPORT — The proposed fiscal 2010 budget is down about $71,000 from this year, but reductions in state aid could result in additional budget cuts and tax increases.

  • Proposal would shift Freeport emergency dispatch to county

    FREEPORT — Town staff are recommending consolidating emergency dispatch services with the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center in Windham, but with a volunteer crew of police and fire personnel to staff the local window during weekday business hours. Staffing would be ...

  • North Yarmouth appoints interim administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday appointed Debbie Grover as interim administrative assistant from July 1 until they hire a new top administrator later this summer. Selectmen said they expect to have a new administrator in place by August to replace Scott Tilton, wh...

  • Maritime presentation concludes discussion series

    FREEPORT — Maritime historian Robert Lloyd Webb will present 19th century ship portraiture for the conclusion of the five-month discussion series based on the painting the Tam O'Shanter.

  • Yarmouth students receive grants for community projects

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Alumni Association recently awarded its second annual Community Stewardship Grant to high school juniors Reed Wommack and Danielle Torres, who will work on community outreach projects. The two students will each receive a $3,000 grant. The grant opportunity...