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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...

  • Portland park pond project moves forward with revisions

    PORTLAND — Resurfacing of the Deering Oaks pond floor has moved out of a City Council committee after plans to add vegetation in a ravine area were added to the proposal. A compromise proposed by the city Public Services Department and engineers Woodard & Curran received a favora...

  • Portland City Council welcomes Costa, Brenerman

    PORTLAND — It took longer to welcome new councilors and thank departing ones Monday afternoon than it did for the City Council to work through its agenda after inauguration ceremonies. District 4 Councilor Justin Costa and District 5 Councilor David Brenerman were sworn in after winn...

  • Majority GOP taking steps to provisionally place Republican candidate in contested Senate District 25 seat

    AUGUSTA — Republicans in the state Senate will take action Wednesday to provisionally seat Cathleen Manchester of Gray, the Republican candidate in a Falmouth-area Senate district election for which the results have been contested since Election Day. That move – which woul...

  • Bath library to offer health care forum

    BATH — A public forum at Patten Free Library on Thursday, Dec. 11, will provide information about the Affordable Care Act. The 4-5 p.m. event will address questions related to the new Health Insurance Marketplace, according to the library. Malory Shaughnessy, outreach and education s...

  • SAD 75 seeks members for Topsham school design, building committees

    TOPSHAM — With a new or renovated Mt. Ararat High School in the pipeline, School Administrative District 75 is seeking community members to fill seats on designer selection and building committees. SAD 75 has applied for state school construction funding since 1999, and the high scho...

  • Clam supper with Santa returns to Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Maine Clammers Association on Saturday, Dec. 6, will host its fifth annual Santa Clam Supper at the Freeport Masonic Lodge. The 4-7 p.m. fundraising event helps about 30-50 adults and 100 children in the area. Guests are asked to either make a monetary donation or to d...

  • Portland School Board welcomes new, re-elected members

    PORTLAND — The newest members of the School Board were sworn in Monday afternoon. Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, who won the open seat in District 4; John Eder, who won the open at-large seat, and re-elected board member Marnie Morrione, from District 5, were inaugurated in the City C...

  • 'Two for the Road' trip: Portland women's book took them off the beaten path

    PORTLAND — The title may conjure visions of a buddy movie, but city residents Tanya Whiton and Heidi Killion are closer to Robert Frost's "Road not Taken" than Fodor's with their new book. "Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine," is a self-published work of photo journalism delving i...