Local Newsmaine

  • The Man Who Would Be Chief

    News
    Ayer Public Spirit
    Posted: January 11th, 2003

    For more than 36 years, Steve Richards has been a member of the Townsend Fire Department, some 16 of them as assistant chief. With the retirement of Chief Don Hurme on Dec. 21, he was appointed Acting Chief and Richards will hold that position through March of this year, or until a new permanent chief is found.


  • Family Escapes Two-Alarm Blaze

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    Easton Journal
    Posted: January 11th, 2003

    Firefighters from Easton, Sharon and Mansfield responded to an emergency call at 229 Poquanticut Ave,


  • State Endorses Firefighters' Pact

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    Berkshire Eagle
    Posted: January 11th, 2003

    After five years without a contract or a pay raise, the members of the Pittsfield Fire Department got a new contract yesterday when a state-controlled board overseeing the city's finances approved a deal that will pay the firefighters more than $1 million in back pay.


  • Former Firefighter Jailed

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    Kennebec Journal
    Posted: January 9th, 2003

    SKOWHEGAN — Following a long, emotionally charged hearing Wednesday, Chief Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills sentenced Patrick Miner Sr. to 20 days in jail for violating his probation by going to a Canaan fire


  • OOB Businesses Assess Future After Fires

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    Journal Tribune
    Posted: January 8th, 2003

    OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Two major players in the downtown scene were taken out of the line-up with last Friday’s fire, presenting the business community with at least two questions: How will the second fire in nine months affect the image of downtown, and what will fill the empty space?


  • Fire Crews Picket Council

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    The Kennebec Journal
    Posted: January 8th, 2003

    WATERVILLE — City firefighters Tuesday night picketed outside The Center downtown and at a City Council meeting, saying they have been struggling unsuccessfully to get a fair labor contract


  • New Portland Camp Burns

    News
    Maine Today
    Posted: January 7th, 2003

    Fire trucks and firefighters from half a dozen area towns slipped and slid on glare ice as they fought the blaze, but were unable to save the building.


  • Woman Badly Hurt in Fire

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    Central Maine Daily Sentinel
    Posted: January 7th, 2003

    A 76-year-old woman suffered serious burns in a Friday morning fire that gutted the Pleasantdale Avenue home she shares with her son.