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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...

  • Bathras Market set for return to South Portland's Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Tim Bathras said he can still see his grandfather sitting next to the old gumball machine that once stood next to the entry of Bathras Market in Willard Square. He said the first-generation Greek immigrant had warm words and smiles for everyone who entered the neighb...

  • Councilor denies conflict of interest as South Portland approves community garden plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday voted 6-1 to allow a nonprofit group to establish a community garden on city-owned land on Sawyer Street. But councilors were split on a provision that would require the city to reimburse the group up to $10,000 if the city terminates th...

  • Scarborough enacts beach smoking, tobacco ban

    SCARBOROUGH — Smoking on town beaches is now against the law. The Town Council voted 4-2 Wednesday, with Councilors Jessica Holbrook and Richard Sullivan opposed, to ban the use of tobacco products on all town-owned beaches, including Pine Point, Ferry and Higgins beaches. "I ... 1

  • Cape Elizabeth picks food vendors for Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Five vendors have been selected to sell food at Fort Williams Park this summer. Park visitors will be able to buy lobster cakes and lobster rolls, hot dogs, turkey dogs, salads, sandwiches, snacks, chips and beverages between May 1 and Oct. 31. Town Manager Mi...

  • Shore Road Pathway project in Cape Elizabeth gets $729K in federal funding

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town last week was awarded a $729,000 federal grant for nearly 80 percent of the cost to construct a two-mile pedestrian path along Shore Road.  The funds were distributed through the Maine Department of Transportation's fiscal 2012-2013 Work Plan that suppo...

  • Cape Elizabeth produce pantry honors 1, feeds many

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although it is known as one of the wealthiest communities in the state, not every Cape Elizabeth resident is immune to financial troubles. When in need of rent, fuel or food assistance, residents can apply for help at the town. When in need of fresh produce, resident...

  • New subdivision proposed for Green Acres neighborhood in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A seven-lot residential subdivision has been proposed for the six-acre lot at 20 Elmwood Ave., near the Green Acres neighborhood. The property, owned by the Maine Department of Transportation, drew attention from neighbors late last year when a commercial eye-care cente...

  • Polishing the pantry

    Levy Furere, a junior at Deering High School in Portland, helped clean and organize the shelves at the Falmouth Food Pantry last Friday as part of the second annual Day of Service organized by the University of Southern Maine. Students from USM and Deering volunteered at various agencies and locales...