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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...

  • Falmouth street lights will remain on for now; council to consider wind energy ordinance

    FALMOUTH — By unanimous consensus Monday, the Town Council killed a plan to eliminate street lights throughout the town as a cost-saving measure initially included in the fiscal 2011 budget. The plan targeted 174 street lights for elimination, with a goal of turning off 135 of the li...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls welcomes 2nd class to Freeport

    FREEPORT — The country's only science and leadership semester school for girls will welcome its second class on Sunday, Aug. 29. Administrators and staff have been busy preparing for their arrival at the

  • North Yarmouth celebrates this weekend with Fun Day, triathlon

    NORTH YARMOUTH — “The Town Where Others Began” is the place to be this weekend for the annual North Yarmouth Fun Day and the inaugural Family Triathlon. All Fun Day events on Saturday take place on the Village Green on Route 115. A pancake breakfast will be held at 7...

  • Falmouth council continues on path to town center vote

    FALMOUTH — The long-simmering debate over whether to create a new town center heated up at Monday night's Town Council meeting after library trustees announced they would not support a November bond referendum for the project.

  • Another piece of the puzzle

    Colette Bouchard of the Bayside Neighborhood Association had the honor of officially opening the Bayside Trail on Aug. 19 at the Elm Street Plaza off Marginal Way. The $6.4 million project, funded by federal grants, city grants and privately raised money, was build on a neighborhood brownfield. R...

  • Races set for Portland City Council, School Committee

    PORTLAND — The deadline for candidates to get on the November city election ballot passed Monday and it looks like District 3 will have the most interesting races. City Councilor Dan Skolnik announced earlier this summer that he will not seek a second term representing District 3. Tw...

  • Diverse groups join forces to promote elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — That an organization of young, idealistic activists is joining with the Chamber of Commerce to push the issue seems in itself reason to believe the city may soon have an elected mayor. "It's a great issue, it really cuts across the divide," Will Everitt, director of the Ma...

  • Portland ballot will include question on non-citizen voting

    PORTLAND — A handful of people turned out Monday to express their opinions on what is expected to be the most contentious issue on the city ballot in November: Should non-U.S. citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? An effort spearheaded by the League of Young Voters e...