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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...

  • Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust enters 2nd quarter century

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is 25 years old and on the verge of a major capital campaign. President Tom Settlemire said the organization began in 1985 with six members who wanted to preserve a meadow. In the past quarter century, membership has grown to 914 families....

  • Brunswick councilors again endorse Brown for MRRA board

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors unanimously urged Gov.-elect Paul LePage to appoint Town Manager Gary Brown to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority board of directors. "I support this fully," Councilor Margo Knight said, adding she is often approached by members of the publ...

  • Downtown Bath holds 'Old-Fashioned Christmas'

    BATH — "An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Bath," hosted by Main Street Bath, includes a large variety of events through New Year's Eve to encourage people to celebrate and shop downtown. Jennifer Geiger, director of Main Street Bath, said Monday that the old-fashioned element is a warm a...

  • Brunswick acknowledges Longfellow School discussions with Bowdoin College

    BRUNSWICK — Town Manager Gary Brown announced what he called "the second worst-kept secret in Brunswick" Monday night: the town and Bowdoin College are discussing the sale or trade of Longfellow School. A letter from college Treasurer S. Catherine Longley, included in the Town C...

  • Topsham seeks public input on Androscoggin Riverwalk

    TOPSHAM — The design of the town's portion of the Androscoggin Riverwalk will be the focus of a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 13. The project will run from the northern end of the Androscoggin Pedestrian Swinging Bridge to the Summer Street sidewalk. It will ultimately allow safe ac...

  • Freeport Town Council seals deal for turf fields

    FREEPORT — Athletes, students and residents will have two new turf fields, an indoor arena and a Little League baseball field to use after the Town Council approved a final agreement with the Seacoast United Maine soccer club Tuesday night. In a deal that took nearly two years to sol...

  • Bath councilors reject proposal for twice-monthly meetings

    BATH — After weighing the idea of holding two regular meetings a month, the City Council chose last week to stick with one. The order to hold the regular meeting the first Wednesday of each month was part of the council's Dec. 1 consent agenda. Consent agendas are comprised of rout...

  • Debate intensifies over Bradbury-Pineland corridor

    POWNAL — The debate over a Bradbury-Pineland trail is heating up as the mid-December deadline approaches for the state Bureau of Parks and Lands' final draft of a management plan for the corridor. While a mountain bike organization is pushing for extended loop trails that connect to ... 2