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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...

  • Portland Museum of Art wins grant for Homer studio program

    PORTLAND — The Portland Museum of Art announced Monday that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to support the first two years of educational programming for the Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck in Scarborough. The studio, where American artist Wi...

  • Riverton library to close for remodeling in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Library's Riverton Branch will be closed Aug. 5-24 for remodeling. Patrons will not be able to pick up or drop off books. But due dates will be adjusted to reflect the hiatus, the library said in a press release.  The project is designed to ...

  • School bus ads may be part of Portland sports booster funding

    PORTLAND — The School Department is moving ahead with changes to its sports booster policy, and is also considering selling advertising on school buses to support the programs. The department met with sports booster groups and coaches last week to discuss the pending changes, but t...

  • Passerby, neighbor rescue 3 in Falmouth house fire

    FALMOUTH — Firefighters from three communities responded Sunday morning to a call from a man driving on Pleasant Hill Road who saw smoke coming from the roof of a house. In the five minutes between the 10:23 a.m. call and when the Portland truck arrived, the caller and a neighbor wer...

  • LePage to meet with Portland mayor, backs lobster by-catch sales

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday pushed back against allegations he would not work with the city of Portland for political reasons. Instead, LePage, a Republican, said he would "love" to work with the city that overwhelmingly voted for his Democratic and independent challe...

  • Triathlon in South Portland: Expect traffic, road closures near SMCC

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sunday drivers can expect delays in areas of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth this weekend when streets are closed to make way for an all-women's triathlon. The fourth annual Tri for a Cure on July 31 starts at 10 a.m. Competitors will swim one-third of...

  • Topsham-based group sponsors fiber arts tours

    TOPSHAM — Nearly 50 locations throughout Maine will host the Fiber Arts Tour Weekend next month. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7, and is sponsored by Maine Fiberarts, a statewide non-profit organization based at 13 Main St. The e...

  • Correction

    A photo provided by Roger Chabot of the Higgins Beach Association that accompanied the story "Webcam puts eyes on Higgins Beach" last week had incorrect caption information. The photo was taken on July 4.