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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 to test closing lanes on Maine Street

    BRUNSWICK — Motorists will notice a big difference if they're using Maine Street on Saturday, Aug. 21. So will pedestrians, if a one-day experiment to close the middle two lanes goes according to plan. According to Town Councilor Margo Knight, the town will block the inside la... 1

  • Kestrel's Brunswick landing: Klapmeier discusses drones, skeptics of Navy base venture

    BRUNSWICK — It started with a voice-mail message. In the spring, several months after a bitter split with the company he founded, aviation visionary Alan Klapmeier left a message for the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The message, according to Klapmeier...

  • Cape police warn about increased vehicle, home burglaries

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police are encouraging residents to lock their homes and vehicles after a spike in burglaries over the past two months. Detective Paul Fenton said there have been 33 reported vehicle break-ins and two home burglaries. He said he believes there have been others t...

  • Cumberland council sets tax rate, appoints clerk

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday set the tax rate for fiscal 2011 and to appointed a new town clerk. The new rate, $15.30 per $1,000 of property valuation, is an increase of 75 cents, or a little more than 5 percent, Town Manager Bill Shane said. The municipal and county ...

  • Cape panel seeks residents's opinions

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The ad hoc Municipal Operations Review Committee is conducting a four-question survey on municipal operations and services. The committee is reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of the town's municipal operations and will use the survey as a tool to evalu...

  • Topsham town manager to step down in December

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Jim Ashe, who has held the job for three years, will leave the position in December. Following an executive session on Aug. 5, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to extend Ashe’s contract from its original expiration date of Oct. 31 “thro...

  • Companies sue to overturn Topsham cell tower decision

    TOPSHAM — Two companies that hoped to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood are suing the town and the Planning Board to get permits that were denied on June 29. Mariner Tower, which wanted to build the 75-foot monopole tower, and T-Mobile, the servic...

  • Freeport council OKs reduced funding for movie theater

    FREEPORT — The Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to increase the current cap on the Destination Freeport Tax Increment Financing District from $11.4 million to $20 million, and will dedicate $20,000 of the funds annually for 10 years for a downtown movie theater. The council decis...