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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...

  • Brunswick police station panel settles on familiar property: Stanwood & Pleasant

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Station Subcommittee on Tuesday recommended that a new police headquarters be built on the corner of Stanwood and Pleasant streets. The Town Council reached the same conclusion last fall, but public complaints that that process was not transparent led to the fo...

  • Single-car crash kills Cape Elizabeth woman

    SCARBOROUGH — A 21-year-old Cape Elizabeth woman died in a single-car accident late in the evening of March 11. Alicia Robinson was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry on Gorham Road when the car veered across the other lane, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Rescue crews res...

  • Day for a King: Bath councilor lobbies for annual observance for Maine's 1st governor

    BATH — When it comes to Kings who were governor, many Mainers probably think of Angus, not William, who started it all. City Councilor Sean Paulhus is trying shed new light on William King, Maine's first governor and a proponent of its statehood, who was as a resident of Bath. Thanks...

  • Topsham municipal budget could shrink by 1%

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Cornell Knight said last week that he is proposing a spending plan for next year that will decline nearly 1 percent. The current $8.14 million municipal budget would drop to $8.06 million, under Knight's request. The Board of Selectmen will also make a r...

  • Bath planners to vote again on Wing Farm business park

    BATH — The Planning Board will vote April 19 on a new notice of decision concerning the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. That approval may include new conditions on the project, which the board discussed Tuesday. The board originally approved the third phase last Ap...

  • School tax scenarios vary for SAD 75 towns

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 superintendent is aiming for a budget with no overall increase in tax revenue. But while the combined local share from taxpayers would remain at $18.7 million, individual shares for Topsham, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham would increase –...

  • Brunswick 3rd in Maine soft-shell clam landings; harvesters fear border change

    BRUNSWICK — Clams dug from the vast mudflats of Middle Bay, Thomas Point and Skolfield Cove boosted Brunswick to third in the state for soft-shell clam landings, according to recent figures from the Department of Marine Resources. In 2010, Brunswick harvesters dug more than 592,000 p...

  • Freeport seeks flat tax rate, finds field funds

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night directed the finance director to maintain a flat municipal tax rate while creating the fiscal year 2012 budget. The municipal budget will be rolled out April 5. Town Manager Dale Olmstead said even though the county budget has increased, the ...