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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...

  • Portland acting city manager accepts job in Cincinnati

    Sheila Hill-Christian reviews her fiscal year 2016 budget with Portland city councilors April 9. She will leave May 8 to become assistant city manager in Cincinnati.

  • Portland burglary attempt foiled by girl's phone call

    PORTLAND — Two men face several criminal charges after an alleged morning burglary attempt the morning of April 8 on Luke Street was disrupted by a phone call from a 16-year-old girl who was home at the time. Police Lt. James Sweatt said Tyler I. Dias, 21, and Kevin S. McCarron, 22, ...

  • Nothing sticks to their guns: South Portland cleaning business uses proprietary formula on firearms

    SOUTH PORTLAND — If you own a gun and need it cleaned, James Chatmas believes he's your guy. Chatmas, 29, opened The Gun Cleaners of Maine last year, specializing in a cleaning method that employs an...

  • South Portland council gives initial OK to rezoning needed by armory project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a first reading of a proposal to rezone the World War II-era former Maine Army National Guard Armory property. Rezoning the land from Residential A to a new Conditional Armory Zone is required for the planned $2.5 ...

  • Brunswick business sees future in land-farmed ocean fish

    BRUNSWICK — An Industrial Parkway aquaculture company believes consumers could soon be buying tasty, sustainable ocean fish – grown on Maine soil. Acadia Harvest has received a $657,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for its efforts to raise fish in a "zero-was...

  • Brunswick campus lands UMA aviation program

    BRUNSWICK — The University of Maine at Augusta is making its Bachelor of Science in Aviation program available at Brunswick Landing. Starting with the fall semester, UMA first-year students who enroll in the aviation program will have the option of taking classes at the Brunswic...

  • Brunswick budget impact colors council decisions

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council took action on several items Monday night, with an eye toward reducing spending as fiscal 2016 budget decisions loom. The first item to receive scrutiny was the final proposal for a "sharrow" bike lane on Federal Street.   A "sharrow," al...

  • Harpswell may put new spin on old cane tradition

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen moved to revive a New England tradition on April 2, creating a committee to decide how to pass on the Boston Post Cane. The cane has been awarded to Harpswell's oldest living resident since the early 1900s, but the tradition has drifted away in recent years...