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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...

  • Driving for the holidays: Food, toy drives benefit local non-profits

    BRUNSWICK — Downeast Energy is doing a lot of driving this holiday season. Food and toy driving, that is. The propane and heating oil company is participating in two campaigns this year: a toy drive to benefit children serviced by the Sweetser behavioral health organization of S...

  • Not dead yet: 3 write-ins win seats on Peaks Island Council

    PORTLAND — The adage that every vote counts has never rung more true than in this last election cycle on Peaks Island. The existence of the Peaks Island Council was apparently doomed when four sitting councilors abruptly resigned last summer and there were no declared candidates for ...

  • Portland pitches technology park plan to lure bio-tech, IT sectors

    PORTLAND — The city Economic Development Division is proposing to build a technology park on a city-owned plot on Westbrook Street. It would be the first municipal business park in the city. "This is the first undertaking the city has ever been involved in for the city to esta...

  • Executive Director of League of Young Voters steps down

    PORTLAND — The executive director of the Maine League of Young Voters has stepped down, citing personal obligations. Will Everitt, who served as executive director since early 2010, will be replaced by League organizers Hilary Frenkel and Nicola Wells, both serving as interim co-dire...

  • Malt of the Earth: Portland's Rising Tide Brewery seeks niche in microbrew market

    PORTLAND — Far from the ocean, in a modest warehouse on Industrial Way, there is a new tide rising, one that Nathan Sanborn hopes will eventually envelop the entire state and beyond. Sanborn, a 35-year-old former freelance graphic designer, is trying to establish one of Maine's newes...

  • Recount confirms Bliss re-election in Senate District 7

    AUGUSTA — State Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, picked up an additional 11 votes in a recount of ballots cast on Nov. 2 to win re-election in District 7, the secretary of state's office said in a press release. Senate District 7 represents South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and pa...

  • Blown transformer at BIW causes outages in south Bath

    BATH — Approximately 3,400 Central Maine Power Co. customers were without power for about two hours Thursday night after a transformer blew out at Bath Iron Works. CMP was completing the process of restoring power to all of the city following the recent storm, when the transformer in...

  • In time for the holidays, Cape tree farm opens for business

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After watching his balsam fir trees grow for seven years, Jay Cox has finally opened the Old Farm Christmas Place on Sawyer Road and will sell trees and hol...