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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...

  • South Portland buys $65K portable classroom for Small School

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Less than two months after the School Board first took up the matter of overcrowding at Small Elementary School, the city has OK'd the purchase a two-classroom portable building fo...

  • Bath Planning Board may revise historic district standards

    BATH — The Planning Board intends to review standards in the city's Historic District Overlay Zone, to make them more objective and less demanding on newer buildings. The board took a trolley tour through the zone on Tuesday, guided by member Robin Haynes. The tour, much of which cov...

  • Man arrested in connection with Brunswick stabbing

    BRUNSWICK — A Woolwich man was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault Monday in connection with an alleged stabbing on Primrose Lane. Chuck D. Schooley, 18, of Sanders Road, Woolwich, was in Cumberland County Jail in Portland on Tuesday. Bail was set at $10,000 cash....

  • WillardFest poised to become annual South Portland tradition

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Organizers are already looking forward to next year after what started as a plan for a small get-together to promote neighborhood unity morphed into a street-closing, music-making block party in Willard Square. "We couldn't have asked for a better day," said Wynne Wi...

  • Radio station seeks Brunswick tower site suggestions

    BRUNSWICK — First Wave Media, the group hoping to bring community radio back to Brunswick, is seeking suggestions for in-town radio tower sites. The group intends to revive WCME 900 AM and broadcast local sports, weather, and news throughout the day from its Fort Andross station....

  • Harspwell stages annual festival, shindig, lobster boat races

    HARPSWELL — Mitchell Field will be transformed from a quiet, former fuel farm this weekend to an outright carnival. The eighth annual Harpswell Festival, Shindig and Lobster Boat Races begin Saturday at 11 a.m. and continue through Sunday. Saturday's lineup includes musical ac...

  • Falmouth officials weigh options for dealing with critic

    FALMOUTH — Town officials are responding publicly to Shady Lane resident Michael Doyle's accusations of nepotism, corruption and mismanagement in town government. "His engagement has gone far beyond asking for public records," Town Manager Nathan Poore said Tuesday, "and in some case... 3

  • Armed robbery suspect arrested after standoff with South Portland police

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After a brief standoff Monday, police arrested a man suspected of armed robbery in South Portland. Joshua Nisbet, 34, of Scarborough, turned himself over to police around 7:30 p.m. on July 18 at a friend's home on Highland Avenue. Nisbet is accused of robbing a Mobil...