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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...

  • Cumberland teen juggles his way to world stage

    CUMBERLAND — Balls and clubs, flaming torches and knives: none are a match for the juggling skills of Will Silvers. The 14-year-old, who will be a freshman this fall at Greely High School, will match talents with other people his age next month in the

  • Portland's July 4 celebration adds bicycle valet service

    PORTLAND — Food, fireworks, a funny man and the symphony are all on tap for this year's Independence Day celebration on the Eastern Promenade. The Stars and Stripes Spectacular will officially begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with a performance by comedian Bob Marley. The Po...

  • Uncertainty precedes delayed Old Port foreclosure auction in Portland

    PORTLAND — Mariagrazia Zanardi moved from Italy to the U.S. last year to establish a gelato shop in the Old Port.  On Monday evening, guests waited patiently in line at Gorgeous Gelato to get a taste of the frozen Italian treat. But the future is uncertain for Zanardi and...

  • Changes ahead as Portland schools work on comprehensive plan

    PORTLAND — Before the School Department's comprehensive plan draft has even been written, changes that would align with the new plan are already being reviewed. The School Board on Tuesday night is expected to vote on a resolution that would provide transparency in the board's action...

  • UPDATE: Craig says Cincy 'is like home;' asst. police chief gets interim appointment in Portland

    Portland Police Chief James C. Craig places a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat on the podium before the start of a press conference on Tuesday about his decision to take a job as top cop in the Ohio city.

  • Portland may link student, teacher performance measures

    PORTLAND — More than a decade after it was created, the city's teacher evaluation system is being revisited. Portland Education Association President Kathleen Casasa said the changes are likely to start next year. They may include a link to student achievement. "A lot has happ...

  • Teacher leaders chosen for Portland's Reiche School

    PORTLAND — A kindergarten teacher and a special education teacher will step into the two teacher-leader roles that will replace administrative leadership at Reiche Elementary School. Special education instructor Christine Keegan and kindergarten and current teacher-leader Kevin Brews...

  • Community garden grows neighborhood strife in Portland

    PORTLAND — On a recent sunny afternoon, Laura Carten was hard at work, hunched over a raised garden bed in Deering Center as the wind blew gently through the pines and the birds chirped nearby. Carten was tending her 8-by-8-foot plot near Evergreen Cemetery, where she has planted rad...