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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...

  • Body believed to be missing bridge jumper

    BATH — Investigators believe they have determined that a body found June 4 near a buoy just outside Merrymeeting Bay was a man who had jumped into the Kennebec River last year. Edwin Curtis, 33, was reported by witnesses to have jumped into the river the evening of Nov. 3, 2010. Poli...

  • SAD 75 budget faces June 14 ratification

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2012 budget for School Administrative District 75 goes to a ratification vote in a referendum on Tuesday, June 14. The $34.2 million spending plan was approved in a town meeting-style gathering May 19. With ratification, next year's budget will decline mor...

  • Downtown Brunswick bar will appeal loss of entertainment license

    BRUNSWICK — An owner of O'Shea's Irish Restaurant & Cantina on Wednesday said he will appeal the town council's denial of an entertainment license for the business. Councilors on Monday ruled that allowing live music and dancing at the 94 Maine St. business would be detrimental t...

  • Brunswick voters OK school budget, tax increase

    BRUNSWICK — Voters adopted next year's $33.3 million school budget in a referendum on Tuesday. The vote was 728-231. According to the town clerk's office, only 6 percent of the town's more than 15,800 registered voters went to the polls. The fiscal 2012 budget...

  • UPDATE: Spurned Willard Square developers want money back in wake of construction ban

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday unanimously approved a 95-day construction moratorium for Willard Square, after recognizing that the process had caused a pair of developers to move their business proposal to Knightville. Meanwhile, those developers are seeking reimbursemen...

  • Brunswick police officer recovering after collision with truck

    BRUNSWICK — A police officer is recovering after her cruiser collided last week with a tractor-trailer truck on Mill Street. According to a police report, Officer Gretchen Paxton was responding to a call of reported road rage at about 3 p.m. Friday, June 3. She was driving southbound...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off up to 250 workers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works plans to lay off up to 250 marine designers effective June 24. Spokesman Jim DeMartini said the company notified leadership of the Bath Marine Draftsmen's Association, or United Auto Workers Local 3999, last Friday. Workers to be laid off will be notifie...

  • Voters ratify school budget for Bath, 4 surrounding towns

    BATH — Voters in the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 on Tuesday ratified the fiscal 2012 budget. The budget passed 555-194, according to preliminary results. Bath voters approved the spending plan, 292-83. It passed 46-7 in Arrowsic, 59-17 in Phippsburg, 77-57 in We...