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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...

  • Ethics complaint filed over Portland Press Herald donation to proponents of mayoral election

    PORTLAND — An opponent of the successful effort to have an elected mayor has filed a formal ethics complaint over nearly $47,000 in free advertising provided to the campaign by The Portland Press Herald. Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethic...

  • Surf's up

    A solitary surfer rides the waves at Higgins Beach in Scarborough during a snow storm last week. The beach has been a topic of discussion as surfers and beachgoers fight for the right to park along nearby streets, while some Higgins Beach residents lobby the Town Council to protect their neighbor...

  • New Year's Day volkswalk in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Southern Maine Volkssport Association will team up with the Freeport Historical Society and the Hampton Inn for a public volkswalk on New Year's Day. Participants will meet in the lobby of the Freeport Hampton Inn, 94 Lower Main St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1. Peo...

  • Ham for the holidays

    Ken Ray and his kids, Mathew, left, and Jonathan deliver a hot Christmas meal to William Everett on Brook Road in West Falmouth on Saturday. More than 200 holiday ham dinners for seniors were prepared at Brighton Medical Center in Portland and by Meals on Wheels volunteers working for the Southern M...

  • Yarmouth chamber honors marketing firm

    YARMOUTH — The Chamber of Commerce named YES! Marketing Group the winner of the 2010 Beacon Award for Business Leadership at the annual Boast-n-Toast celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 8.  The annual award is presented to an individual or organization that makes a positive contribut...

  • Freeport recycling center adds hours

    FREEPORT — The Recycling Center and Transfer Station will be open additional hours so residents can recycle gift boxes and wrapping paper. The town will also empty the silver bullets more frequently during the holidays. On Friday, Dec. 31, the facility will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.&n...

  • Sidewalk planned for part of Route 88

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation has announced plans to build a sidewalk along 750 feet of Route 88, from Underwood Park to Johnson Road. DOT officials will discuss the plan and answer questions at Falmouth Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. The sidewalk...

  • Food for Fines a 'huge success' in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Earlier this month, the South Portland Public Library launched a "Food for Fines" program to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard. From Dec. 1-19, library patrons with outstanding late fees could donate any nonperishable food item at either the main or branch lib...