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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...

  • Downeast gallery moves to Meeting House Hill in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For as long as Anders Larson can remember, his father would create art in the common spaces of their South Penobscot home. So, it only seems fitting the family is using a house on Meeting House Hill to show the late David Henning Larson's work. "We really like...

  • Back to their roots: South Portland residents seek community gardens

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There may be a thick blanket of snow covering the ground, but a group of residents have their minds focused on the fruits of the Earth. Avid gardeners will petition the City Council on Monday night for a plot of land behind the former Hamlin School, at the corner of ...

  • Board backs firing of Topsham assistant manager

    TOPSHAM — After a public meeting that lasted 3 1/2 hours, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday night to uphold the dismissal of former Assistant Town Manager Paul Caruso. An executive session had been scheduled to hear Caruso's appeal, but he exercised his right to disc...

  • Community space considered in replacement for Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — A discussion between town councilors and Wentworth Building Committee members Wednesday highlighted the town's concerns that a new intermediate school may eliminate some of the spaces utilized by the town's community programs. "We recognize there is a need to continue c...

  • Scarborough compromise extends Higgins Beach parking, limits spaces

    SCARBOROUGH — Parking along Higgins beach will now be allowed year-round, restricted to one hour in the summer and unlimited in the off season, for approximately 15 cars. All other parking along the beach and nearby streets has been eliminated. Also, the off-season has been ex...

  • Cape Elizabeth municipal tax rate could rise 1.5%

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Manager Michael McGovern plans to present the Town Council with a fiscal year 2012 municipal budget that will increase the municipal tax rate by 1.5 percent. At a Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, Councilor Sara Lennon, the chairwoman of the Finance Commi...

  • Harpswell's Carrying Place Assembly: 'We want our town back'

    HARPSWELL — Their ancestors walked across the frozen mudflats to build ships at the Pennell shipyard. They constructed the old town hall in West Harpswell, and cleared fields that that have long since reverted back into forests. Between them, the members of the Carrying Place Assembl...

  • Party on ice

    Members of the Yarmouth High School Class of 2011 form a line while skating last Sunday afternoon at the Interact Club's annual Pond Party. Proceeds from the event go to the Community Fuel Assistance Fund.