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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...

  • Greater Portland towns scramble to keep 'no-whistle' railroad crossings

    PORTLAND — In addition to coping with road closures during construction of new railroad crossings – including the closure of Forest Avenue this weekend – communities along the new Amtrak line between Porltand and Brunswick are also weighing the effects of train whistle...

  • Coast Guard probes mussel farm approval in Casco Bay

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is reviewing the placement of a mussel aquaculture farm in Casco Bay that was approved this spring. The farm, off the coast of Little Chebeague and Long islands, became an issue this summer for recreational boaters traveling between Chebeague Isl...

  • Falmouth council maintains secrecy on talks with developer

    FALMOUTH — Despite attempts by one town councilor to allow public scrutiny, a developer's plans for the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school properties will remain secret until a formal proposal process begins. The Town Council voted 5-2 Monday to keep secret all discussions with private par...

  • Lender keeps Old Port buildings in foreclosure auction in Portland

    PORTLAND — About 30 people milled about the Havana South restaurant on Wharf Street last Friday morning, awaiting the foreclosure sale of six high-profile buildings in the Old Port. Real estate brokers and potential investors exchanged small talk in a bright glass-walled room, where ...

  • UPDATE: Independent bookshops consider future without big boxes; Bull Moose to bid for Borders stores

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In the wake of the liquidation of Borders Group's 399 stores last week, local independent book sellers were left to determine what the big-box bankruptcy means for their future. After all, in an environment where an industry giant like Borders succumbed to headwinds ...

  • Portland sells $135,000 sculpture for $100; 'Tracing the Fore' to be moved to private garden

    PORTLAND — A controversial piece of public art on Fore Street has been sold for a fraction of its original cost and will soon be removed from the Old Port. The sculpture, "Tracing the Fore," will remain in Portland, but will be moved from Boothby Square to private property in North D...

  • Portland police officer receives public service award

    PORTLAND — He commandeered a fishing boat to rescue a woman who jumped off the Casco Bay Bridge, and was credited with saving her life. And he discovered a family of four, including two young children, living in a van and connected them with temporary housing and social services....

  • Strimling enters Portland mayoral race

    PORTLAND — Former state Sen. Ethan Strimling this week joined the crowded field of potential candidates to become the city's first elected mayor in more than 80 years. Strimling, a Democrat, is the executive director of LearningWorks, a nonprofit group that provides education assista...