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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...

  • Scarborough Downs owner puts 400 acres up for sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 400 acres next to Scarborough Downs, owned by racetrack owner Sharon Terry, are for sale. The harness racing track, which has struggled to remain profitable during the economy and has tried unsuccessfully several times to bring a racino to Scarborough, is ...

  • RSU 1 board, teachers union approve new contract

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors and Sagadahoc Education Association approved a new teachers’ contract this week, concluding a long and sometimes contentious process. The two sides reached a settlement Aug. 18 after a morning-to-evening negotiating sess...

  • Food, wine purveyor brings taste of Europe to Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Step into the Market Basket and you might feel like you’ve left the Mid-Coast and landed in Europe. Larry and Lynette Platt opened the food and wine business last month at 157 Park Row, a sister site to the store they have run the past few years in Rockport.

  • Falmouth's hidden poor: Town sees dramatic increase in demand for aid

    FALMOUTH — When people think of Falmouth, they probably visualize expensive homes and fancy cars whose owners spend their days playing golf and sipping drinks at one of the town's three country clubs. While that may be an accurate image of the lives of some residents, for a growing b...

  • Veranda Street on-ramp shutdown extended

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 295, which was scheduled to reopen by Sept. 1, is now expected to be closed until early October. The ramp is closed for safety reasons during bridge work and lane closures on I-295. Alternate routes are the I-295 e...

  • Candidates challenged to back open government

    PORTLAND — The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition sent pledge forms this week to every candidate for state office, asking them to support open government and public access. The MFOIC will post the names of candidates who sign the pledge at

  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...