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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...

  • Cumberland refuge a sanctuary for birds, people

    CUMBERLAND — Parrots were a source of love and comfort for Nancy Tims long before they took over her life and most of the rooms in her house. Tims, who started Seymour’s Bird Refuge in 2000, moved most of her large flock to a handsome wood building on Route 100 last fall. 1

  • Window of opportunity

    David Wilson of Harpswell digs clams in Quahog Bay on Feb. 17. He and a small group of diggers cut through the ice at low water after the bay was reopened for digging after many years of closure because of bacterial pollution. According to Darcie Couture of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, ...

  • Corrections

    Last week's Page 1 story, "3 injured, 17 displaced by Brunswick apartment building fire," incorrectly identified Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson. Another Page 1 story, "'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget," should not have referred to a proposed pre-school program as "day care...

  • Harpswell incumbent faces 2 opponents for seats on SAD 75 board

    HARPSWELL — Three women – a Realtor, a retiree, and a TV assistant/spiritual counselor – are competing for two seats on the board of School Administrative District 75. Incumbent Jane Meisenbach, who has served on the School Board for the past six years, is being challenge...

  • Film studio proposal for South Portland armory may be in jeopardy

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Negotiations between the city and a potential tenant for for the former National Guard Armory have apparently reached the final stage. But whether an agreement will be reached remains unclear. Both sides are expressing frustration with the length and direction of the...

  • South Portland schools brace for influx of special ed students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Schools are preparing for an influx of special education students next year, according to the superintendent. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the district anticipates four times as many kindergarten students with special needs will enter the school syste...

  • Brunswick police station panel addresses transparency, public information

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Station Subcommittee met Tuesday to determine how best to address people who claim the group has not been transparent enough or made enough information publicly available. The committee was formed in December in response to opposition to the site selection proc...

  • Restaurant opening a milestone for South Portland plaza

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jeff Applegate has vacationed in southern Maine for the last 20 years. Two years ago, Applegate, who owns three restaurants, started making plans to move to the area from Champaign, Ill. "Originally, it was my idea of semi-retiring to Maine and opening a resta...