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  • Bath Iron Works union sues shipyard over job ‘reallocation’ plan

    AUGUSTA — The largest union at Bath Iron Works has sued the shipyard, alleging the company violated its contract with the workers by seeking to modify job descriptions outside of a formal contract negotiation. “There are more than 100 changes and additions to people’s job...

  • Portland orders building inspections after tenant dies in fall from porch

    PORTLAND — The death Wednesday of a Cumberland Avenue man prompted a city inspection of the apartment building where he lived, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said Thursday. Donald Stain, 53, of 563 Cumberland Ave., was smoking a cigarette on a second-story porch when the raili...

  • Topsham Fair admission price now includes rides

    TOPSHAM — The 157th annual Topsham Fair starts with harness racing on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 7-8, and features a full slate of events from Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 9-14. Admission to the fairgrounds, off Route 196, is $10, a price that now includes rides. Harness racing will be ...

  • Bowdoin College students get a summery taste of local government in Maine

    TOPSHAM — Charlie Cubeta spent a lot of time on his mountain bike this summer. The rising junior at Bowdoin College traversed all of Topsham's trails, mapping them with a GPS and taking note of which ones needed work. While he might have done it for fun anyway, Cubeta was actually ha...

  • Drive underway to raise $50,000 for Brunswick dog park

    BRUNSWICK — For some dogs, a quiet walk on a leash just doesn't cut it. While there are many fields in town where dogs are allowed to run off-leash, none are enclosed enough to provide peace of mind to owners who worry their pets may chase after a squirrel and never return. No...

  • Lightning strikes in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Fire Department and emergency medical services responded to four reports of lightning strikes during a thunderstorm on Tuesday, Aug. 2. No injuries were reported. The first call at 1:36 p.m. was for a  fire alarm at Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road. Th...

  • Hospital to open walk-in clinic in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Health Services will open a walk-in primary-care clinic on Station Avenue. Lois Skillings, president and CEO of Mid Coast Health Services, said "the new downtown location is well situated for the region’s first non-emergency walk-in clinic." The cl...

  • SAD 75 rehires Dow as interim assistant superintendent

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors on July 28 unanimously approved the hiring of Elaine Dow as interim assistant superintendent. The Brunswick resident, who also held the temporary job last year, will serve through June 30, 2012. Applications will be s...

  • Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' on stage in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Shakespeare Festival is presenting "Twelfth Night" through Friday, Aug. 12, at the L.L. Bean Discovery Park Stage. Performances are fre...

  • Archaeological dig unlocks unexpected history of Freeport farm

    FREEPORT — Pettengill Farm is more than a place to hold an annual festival each fall. It is the site of several archaeological digs, the results of which are on display at the Freeport Historical Society at Harrington House on Main Street until Oct. 7 The farm is the location ...