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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...

  • Harpswell clammer wants better signs on town line

    HARPSWELL — A quahog harvester wants a court to require clarification of where the Brunswick-Harpswell town line crosses Middle Bay. Bobby Field, a Harpswell resident, was issued a summons by Brunswick Assistant Marine Resource Officer Paul Plummer in May for allegedly harvesting in ...

  • Bath planners to continue talks on cell tower rules

    BATH — The Planning Board opted Tuesday to continue talks next month on wireless communications facility regulations. The board discussed changes to the proposed rules, including how to ensure that an abandoned cellular tower is dismantled. Planning Director Jim Upham also would like...

  • Brunswick school principal on paid leave after arrest in Freeport

    BRUNSWICK — The principal of Coffin Elementary School is on paid administrative leave following his arrest on June 28 in Freeport. Greg Scott, 56, was arrested at his Merrill Road home in Freeport just before 3 p.m. June 28 on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault ...

  • Summer school shuffle: Brunswick readies old, new buildings

    Ron Goddard of Reliable Pro Painting puts the finishing touches on a window frame at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. The tinted windows separate the administrators' offices from the large, open entryway.

  • Scarborough may soon fell 'Elsie,' its last giant elm

    SCARBOROUGH — It's been a good run for the old girl. Although estimates of her age vary, Elsa the elm tree – popularly known as "Elsie" – has watched over Oak Hill for roughly 200 years. She survived the epidemic that killed many of her siblings, road work that nearl...

  • Falmouth board: Super Walmart plans fall short

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday told Walmart the retailer's plans for a Super Walmart store have to be revised. The board tabled a site plan for the store at 206 Route 1, citing several conflicts with town ordinances. Under the site plan, an existing 92,000-square-foo...

  • Portland centralizes school registration

    PORTLAND — School Department summer registration will now take place at the city's two  largest high schools, rather than at individual schools. Beginning July 11, parents registering children for the 2011-2012 school year should go to Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., to r...

  • Meeting set on Martin's Point Bridge project

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week about the planned replacement of the Martin's Point bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Presumpscot River between Falmouth and Portland. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, at 6 p.m...