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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...

  • Portland police investigate shooting of house

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating an early morning shooting at an apartment building on Woodford Street. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said police responded to reports of multiple shots being fired at 109 Woodford St. around 2:30 Tuesday morning, June 29. No one in the mul...

  • Plan ahead for viewing Portland's Independence Day celebration

    PORTLAND — The city's Fourth of July fireworks celebration this year will be accompanied by the Portland Symphony Orchestra performing Patriotic Pops. Those planning to watch the show from the water, though, should be aware that the East End boat launch will be closed from 10 p.m.&nb...

  • 3 Portland sites eyed for medical marijuana dispensaries

    PORTLAND — Twenty-nine applicants – including at least two with eyes on Portland – will find out July 9 if they are among eight selected to open the state's first medical marijuana distribution centers. Applications were due to the state June 25. Six applicants ...

  • Earley retirement: Long-time Portland Public Works official calls it quits

    PORTLAND — When Steve Earley took a job as a laborer with the city's Public Works Department in 1974, he thought it would be a temporary gig. This week, Earley will retire from the department, 36 1/2 years and eight positions later. The current operations director worked his way up f...

  • Portland, Falmouth police nab suspected burglar

    PORTLAND — Police said they caught an alleged burglar in the process of stealing firearms from a Falmouth home, shortly after he reportedly burglarized a Portland home. Portland police put out a call around noon on Sunday, June 27, informing area police to be on the lookout for a man...

  • Forecaster editor receives award from peers

    FALMOUTH — Mo Mehlsak, editor of The Forecaster, received the 2010 Golden Quill Award for excellence in editorial writing June 26 from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The winning

  • Proposed Cumberland County Charter on tour

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Charter Commission will host a series of public hearings to gather feedback on a proposed charter that has been in the works for the past year and a half. County voters elected six members to the Charter Commission in November 2008; two more were appo...

  • Design selected for Dougherty Field skatepark in Portland

    PORTLAND — After more than four years of planning, the city's Skatepark Selection Committee has approved a state-of-the-art skatepark design to be constructed by a Missouri company. The committee, comprised of adults and youth BMX bikers and skateboarders, chose a design inspired by...