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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...

  • Congress funds 2 BIW destroyer programs

    BATH — Final passage this month of a defense bill by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives fully authorizes funding for two destroyer programs being worked on at Bath Iron Works. H.R. 6523, the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, supports ...

  • Legislation extends operations of Brunswick Naval Air Station exchange, commissary

    BRUNSWICK — A defense bill passed by Congress last week includes a provision to continue operations of the Navy Exchange Service Command store at Brunswick Naval Air Station and the Defense Commissary Agency at the Topsham annex through next June. The stores were scheduled to close i...

  • Cumberland may ask North Yarmouth to share more costs

    CUMBERLAND — North Yarmouth currently pays a portion of Cumberland's recreation and library budgets, and next year it may also be asked to help fund the parks budget. Town Manager Bill Shane said at Monday's Town Council meeting that a parks budget was developed in fiscal 2005. That ...

  • Arc d'oomph

    Snow is propelled from his plow's chute in a near-perfect arc as Tom Ginn of the Yarmouth Public Works Department tries to locate and open up sidewalks on the east end of town during Monday's near-blizzard. Strong winds and cold temperatures continued into Tuesday, but more moderate conditions were ...

  • Falmouth teacher pleads innocent to pot charge

    FALMOUTH — A high school English teacher who was charged with possession of marijuana after a raid of the school parking lot pleaded innocent to the charge on Dec. 16. Mark Melnicove, 58, of Dresden, was charged in November after a search of the high school parking lot allegedly turn...

  • Falmouth panel develops survey in advance of new Comp Plan

    FALMOUTH — Members of the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee are organizing and drafting a survey to find out where residents stand on a range of issues. The committee's purpose is to create a new Comprehensive Plan for the town, something that is required by state law. The town'...

  • Cumberland has big projects in store for 2011

    CUMBERLAND — The town saw several new projects in 2010 that will send ripples into 2011, including a proposed residential development and substation, as well as an overhaul of one of its major roads. The proposed development of the approximately 40-acre Doane Property in the center o...

  • Freeport council continues work on financial policies

    FREEPORT — The Town Council and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben discussed fund balance policies and investment practices Dec. 21 as the council continues to try to update town financial policies. Concerns brought to light by resident Marie Gunning prompted the council to take a closer ...