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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...

  • Adult education backers seek relief from Portland school budget cuts

    PORTLAND — Single mothers, retirees and refugees were among the dozens of people who pleaded with the School Board Tuesday night to spare the city's adult education program from cuts proposed in the 2012 school budget. Several parents and teachers also warned School Board members abo... 1

  • Freeport program offers 40 home energy audits

    FREEPORT — Using stimulus funds from an $81,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, 40 residents have the chance to receive a free home energy audit. Town Planner Donna Larson said the home audits complete the last piece of a town-wide conservation effort. The money has b...

  • Bond costs, all-day K fuel 6.6% Falmouth school budget hike

    FALMOUTH — The School Department is proposing a 55-cent increase in the property tax rate to support next year's $26.2 million school budget. The increase, which does not take into account the municipal side of the budget, would mean a tax increase of $110, or 6.6 percent, for owners...

  • Falmouth council prepares $5.65M town center question for voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters are a Town Council meeting away from deciding whether to establish a community center and library at the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school properties. During a workshop on Monday, the Town Council discussed and reached consensus on language for a June referendum on the $...

  • Repaving of Falmouth Road set; sewer extension proposed

    FALMOUTH — Dodging potholes should soon be just an unpleasant memory for drivers who travel Falmouth Road, because the town will begin repairing and repaving the road at the end of May. "It's a state project from 10 years ago that we're taking over as a local project," Parks and Publ...

  • Cumberland council approves $8M municipal budget

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a fiscal 2012 municipal budget that is slightly smaller than the current spending plan. Next year's nearly $8 million budget is down about $22,000, or 0.27 percent. Revenues are expected to total $3.6 million, so the amount...

  • Man dies in Portland apartment fire

    PORTLAND — A 43-year-old man was killed in an apartment fire Tuesday morning on Grant Street. Portland firefighters and police were called to 65 Grant St. around 8 a.m., police Lt. Gary Rogers said. They found the man in his apartment with serious injuries. He was transported to Main...

  • Portland lbrary budget to be discussed

    PORTLAND — Friends of Portland Public Library will host forums March 22 and March 26 to discuss how the library raises and spends money. The event will include an overview of the library budget, with Library Director Stephen Podgajny and city officials explaining the city's allocatio...