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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 council welcomes plan for Knightville farmers' market

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A farmers' market is poised to take root in the Knightville neighborhood this summer. Organizers' vision for an outdoor market of locally sourced foods was welcomed by the City Council during a workshop on Monday night. Cape Elizabeth farmers Penny and Caitlin...

  • Proponents of new school invite public to tour ailing Scarborough building

    SCARBOROUGH — After a plan to replace the ailing Wentworth School building failed at the ballot in 2006, some people blamed the high price and a lack of communication. This time around, the Wentworth Building Committee is determined not to make the same mistakes. On Saturday, ...

  • More changes coming to Route 1 corridor in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State transportation officials are planning two projects expected to significantly alter the Route 1 corridor spanning the new Veterans Memorial Bridge and Main Street. One project will involve building a dedicated bike and pedestrian lane on the new bridge between P... 1

  • Brunswick residents ask board to reconsider school cuts

    BRUNSWICK — A majority of the residents – and some of their children – who attended Wednesday's public forum on the proposed $33.3 million school budget spoke out against proposed cuts to staffing and programming. To avoid a nearly $4 million dollar defic...

  • New parking signs draw criticism at Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — New signs have been posted along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach to reflect the new parking restrictions drafted earlier this year. And already, people are concerned. "The signs went up in good faith, but they're wrong," Surfrider Foundation Chairwoman Janice Par... 3

  • Speakers decry additional $500K in Scarborough budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — Additional cuts to programs and services will have to be made if reductions of more than $500,000 proposed by the Town Council Finance Committee are approved by the full council next week. The majority of the speakers at Wednesday evening's budget hearing asked the coun...

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council OKs budget, tax hike

    School spending plan goes to voters May 10 CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday adopted a $31.4 million

  • Easter parade of umbrellas

    Parents and little children huddle under umbrellas as colorful as Easter eggs on Saturday, April 23, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, where the annual Easter Egg Hunt took place both inside and outside the church because of the rainy weather.