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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...

  • South Portland council gives initial OK to plan to boost land bank

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to a plan to increase funding for the city's land bank, which is used to buy and maintain open space. Councilors also voted to make Thomas Street near City Hall one way in preparation for a new transit hub and bus ...

  • Beehives in Cape Elizabeth do double duty: Pollination, pain relief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Melinda Johnson believes in bees. Johnson, a 31-year-old Portland resident, has rheumatoid arthritis. She was diagnosed with the painful joint disorder at age 20, and now keeps bees for the holistic health benefits of their venom. "The bee sting mimics a react...

  • Scarborough council approves Cabela's plaza zoning changes

    SCARBOROUGH — Shoppers may soon enjoy the convenience of drive-through restaurants, see new signs and participate in special events at Gateway Plaza now that a fifth amendment to the contract zone has been approved. The Town Council voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the amendment to the...

  • Freeport food fest showcases more than beans

    Chef Chris Passett of the Azure Cafe selects vegetables and herbs for his eventual winning dish in the Top Chef competition of the L.L. Bean Food Festival on Saturday, July 17, in Freeport.

  • South Portland OKs demolition of Red's Dairy Freeze

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Cottage Road landmark ravaged by fire two months ago seems headed for the wrecking ball. Whether Red's Dairy Freeze will be rebuilt remains unknown. Code Enforcement Officer Patricia Doucette said the owner of Red's has obtained a city permit to demolish the...

  • Ram Island Ledge light off Cape Elizabeth for sale, in need of care

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Ram Island Ledge lighthouse needs a steward and is for sale to the highest bidder. Paula Santangelo, public affairs officer at the U.S. General Services Administration, said the property was first made available to government agencies, education institutions and ...

  • Topsham selectmen send cell tower ban to November vote

    TOPSHAM — Voters will decide in November if the town should establish a retroactive ban on new cellular communications towers in the Urban Residential zone. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 15 to schedule the Nov. 2 referendum, after receiving a petition that calls ... 1

  • Battle line drawn with Scarborough Marsh invader

    SCARBOROUGH — For most people driving along Route 1 through the Scarborough Marsh, the tall, fluffy grass that sways in the salty sea breeze is part of the beauty of the area, the serenity of living by the ocean, part of what it means to be from Maine. But Phragmites australis is not...