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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...

  • Scarborough to hire former Falmouth school chief as superintendent

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on Thursday night is expected to appoint a former Falmouth school chief as superintendent of schools. George Entwistle III, 56, who is now superintendent of schools in Belmont, Mass., will step into the job vacated by David Doyle, who retired at the end...

  • Scarborough residents face 2.6% property tax increase

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents may be looking at an increase in property taxes next year as a result of revenue declines for the schools and town, combined with moderate increases in expenses. Town Manager Tom Hall introduced a combined $69.4 million municipal and school budget during the T...

  • Public speaks in favor of tobacco ban on Scarborough beaches

    SCARBOROUGH — Many residents and beach users came out on a rainy Wednesday night to attend a public hearing on whether the town should ban smoking and tobacco use on its public beaches. All but one speaker were in favor of the ban, many citing the effects of second-hand smoke and lit...

  • Bob Marley headlines South Portland Project Graduation benefit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Comedian Bob Marley will perform at the South Portland Auditorium on Sunday to raise money for Project Graduation. Marley will appear at 4 p.m., following the annual South Portland High School Project Graduation fashion show, which starts at 2 p.m. Tickets for...

  • 4,000 register in 8 minutes for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — It took only eight minutes to register 4,000 online entries Tuesday for this year's TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. Cape Elizabeth residents were given 24 hours to fill 600 online slots on Monday, but it took only 51 minutes to reach that cap. For those still loo...

  • Where's the beef? Meatless Monday at Bowdoin College attracts national attention

    BRUNSWICK — The path leading to Bowdoin College's Thorne Dining hall is uncrowded this week, with most students away on spring break. But on Feb. 21, students selling cheeseburgers staked out the sidewalk in protest of "Meatless Monday," a one-time dinner where neither campus dining ...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to consider allowing food vendors at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — For the first time this summer, visitors to Fort Williams Park may be able to buy a lemonade, lobster rolls or hot dogs from licensed park vendors. The Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 21, to review a

  • Yarmouth Wellness Fair returns in April

    YARMOUTH — The sixth Wellness Fair will take place Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rowe School, 52 Main St. The fair will highlight local holistic and integrative health-care businesses and offer participants an opportunity to learn about alternative care. The...