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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...

  • Divided council sends Cape Elizabeth school budget to June 8 referendum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved the fiscal 2011 school budget on Tuesday, May 25. The $20.7 million budget now goes to a citizen referendum on June 8. Chairwoman Anne Swift-Kayatta and Councilor Jessica Sullivan voted against the budget in the 5-2 decision....

  • Portland Jetport emergency exercise June 5 expected to cause traffic mess

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, while emergency workers participate in a large-scale aviation emergency training exercise. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays....

  • Brunswick School Board weighs new proposal to save freshman sports

    BRUNSWICK — With parents and coaches still simmering from the School Board's decision to cut freshman sports from its fiscal 2011 budget, coaches and the high school athletic director have drafted a proposal to retain as many sub-varsity sports as possible. Meanwhile, the board's

  • All aboard in Brunswick: Maine Street Station visitors center opens for summer season

    BRUNSWICK — A new visitors center opened at Maine Street Station this week, marking the beginning of what project proponents hope will become a transit hub and marketing tool for local businesses and attractions. The center is owned by the town and subleased to the Brunswick Downtown...

  • Topsham taps Brunswick firefighter as next chief

    TOPSHAM — Brian Stockdale, a firefighter/paramedic with the Brunswick Fire Department, will become Topsham’s fire chief on June 3. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously May 20 to approve Town Manager Jim Ashe’s selection of Stockdale. He was a candidate chosen fro...

  • RSU 1 communities meet June 1 on budget

    BATH — Voters in the greater Bath school district will have their initial vote on a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Tuesday, June 1. The Regional School Unit 1 budget will then go to a final vote at the budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 8. Next year&r...

  • From roundabouts to overpasses, Brunswick residents to review potential traffic changes

    BRUNSWICK — As the state Department of Transportation moves forward with a plan to restore connectivity between Route 1 and Maine Street, a $1 million study is taking a more comprehensive look at how traffic movement can speed the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. By next... 2

  • Dispatch decision challenge prompts Freeport Town Charter review

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday scheduled a June 29 workshop to discuss amendments to the Town Charter. Councilor Joe Migliaccio presented proposed language for sections in the charter that address the process to overrule council decisions and the requirement that residents si...