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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...

  • School chief, state: Not up to SAD 75 to promote opposition to West Harpswell School closure

    HARPSWELL — On Monday, the Board of Selectmen asked School Administrative District 75 to present alternative views about the proposed closing of West Harpswell School. But in an interview Wednesday, SAD 75 Superintendent Michael Wilhelm said the School Board is not required to public...

  • Topsham Vietnam vet recounts his 'psychological journey'

    TOPSHAM — When Morris Lavallee talks about Peter Davies, a key character in "Cracks in the Wall," the author is in many ways reflecting on himself. Lavallee's historical novel is based on his own experiences in the military during the Vietnam War. "It's a psychological journey...

  • Hearing postponed on Scarborough Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing on a proposed increase in parking near Scarborough Beach State Park was postponed Wednesday due to weather.  The hearing would have taken public comment on a special exception appeal by Black Point Resource Management to cre...

  • Topsham cell tower lawsuit settlement could go to February Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Voters next month may be asked to approve a lawsuit settlement that will allow construction of a cellular communications tower the town has been trying to block. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 6 to send three potential warrant items to a public hearing on Thu...

  • Brunswick principal wins Catholic education award

    BRUNSWICK — When Principal Andree Benoit Tostevin is having a stressful day at school, she knows exactly what to do. She heads to the kindergarten classrooms at St. John's Catholic School, she said, to visit with "our little guys, the 4-year-olds."

  • About 130 jobs to be cut by Bath Iron Works

    BATH — Bath Iron Works announced Jan. 7 that it would lay off about 130 employees as of Jan. 21. The employees include salaried and unionized workers, according to a statement issued by BIW President Jeff Geiger, who blamed the reductions on a decline in demand for design work.

  • Brunswick film producer doing 'extraordinary work' with documentaries

    BRUNSWICK — Like many film aficionados, Louise Rosen has lined the walls of her home office with movie posters. But she has a more personal relationship with the films than the average viewer – her name appears in print along the bottom of many of the posters. Rosen is a...

  • There's a new sheriff in town

    Former Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion, left, helps swear in his replacement, Kevin J. Joyce, in a ceremony at the Cumberland County Courthouse on Jan. 7. Joyce started in the department 25 years ago as a reserve deputy and is the first sheriff to work his way all the way up the ranks.