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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...

  • Memorial service planned for homeless

    BRUNSWICK — Tedford Housing will host a memorial service to honor the homeless who died this year, as well as community volunteers and advocates, on Dec. 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. The Rev. Bill Bliss from the United Church of Christ in Bath will offer a memorial...

  • CELT plans to boost land preservation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust celebrated its 25th anniversary in November and announced that with more than $45,000 in surplus funds the organization will plan future land...

  • Public gets more time to talk in Harpswell meetings

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen approved changes to the public participation rules for the fourth time this year, adding an additional comment period of up to 15 minutes per person at the end of each meeting. Speakers previously were loosely limited to five-minute speaking ti...

  • 5 Scarborough students charged with harassment or assault

    SCARBOROUGH — Five Scarborough High School students were charged with harassment or assault last week for incidents that occurred during and after school. "This is something we're not very happy with," High School Principal Dean Auriemma said Thursday. "We're working with parents and...

  • Former South Portland restaurant workers settle labor lawsuit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Eight former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet have reached a settlement in lawsuit filed last year claiming labor violations and intimidation by the restaurant's owners. While the details of the settlement are confidential, documents filed in U.S. District Co...

  • South Portland's new mayor calls for unity, community

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis on Monday called on city citizens to put down their cell phones and computers and rededicate themselves to the concept of community. De Angelis then announced a series of community initiatives she would like to pursue over the next year, in...

  • Brunswick school redistricting set, new start times delayed

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board Wednesday unanimously approved a redistricting plan characterized by Superintendent Paul Perzanoski as the "East/West split." A decision about changing start times at each school was tabled pending further research by the board. The district l...

  • Cumberland cat shelter seeks food donations

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine shelter seeks the community's help in its canned cat food drive this winter. According to the shelter, about 75 cans of cat food are required to feed its resident felines. People can donate food at the HART shelter, 302 Range Road...