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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...

  • Despite no show from hate group, more than 100 rally at Waynflete School in Portland

    PORTLAND — More than 100 Waynflete students and community members stood together Saturday evening in support of people who have faced hatred and bigotry because of their sexual orientation or beliefs. "It was very heartening," Waynflete Headmaster Mark Segar said about the demonstrat...

  • School supply maven opens public store in Portland

    PORTLAND — Leanne Fisher has seen first hand how Ruth's Reusable Resources can help schools by soliciting office supplies from local companies and offering them to teachers at little to no cost. This school year, 3Rs has given away more than $3.4 million worth of supplies to local sc...

  • In full bloom: An 'old Maine family business' gets down to its roots

    CUMBERLAND — Terry Skillin makes his way between multi-colored rows of blooming geraniums and pansies, smiling almost as brightly as the flowers around him. Skillin is the fourth generation of gardeners to run Skillins Greenhouses, with its three locations in Falmouth, Cumberland and...

  • Regional transit agency hopes to boost profile, funding with video production

    PORTLAND — The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System has created an eight-minute video to educate the public and, in the process, drum up support for underfunded projects. As a federally funded program, PACTS cannot actively lobby state or federal officials for more fundi...

  • Sewall hopes Bath business can 'move on' after bankruptcy auctions

    PORTLAND — The former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. was the top bidder in an auction for assets of the Bath fuel company last week. Edward “Ned” Sewall III, president of M.W. Sewall from 1995 to 2007, offered about $4.7 million on April 6 for the home heating oil ope...

  • DECD employee left job owing $5K on credit cards

    Editor's note: This report by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a follow-up to a story published March 31. AUGUSTA — James &ldq... 1

  • Spring break in Brunswick

    Bowdoin College junior Eileen Palmer studies on the college quad April 4 in Brunswick, where dozens of students took advantage of record warmth to enjoy being outside on Easter Sunday.

  • Sold!

    Mary Herman, center, and her husband, former Gov. Angus King, get a joyful thumbs-up from Cyndy Carney, executive director of the Maine Coast Hunger Prevention Program, after Herman made a winning bid during a fundraising auction for MCHPP at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick last weekend.