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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...

  • Obama to speak Thursday at Portland Expo; tickets available Wednesday

    PORTLAND — President Obama will visit the city Thursday to speak about the new health-care reform law, the White House announced this week. The White House Office of Media Affairs said the president will "speak directly to Mainers about how the historic health insurance reform bill h...

  • Falmouth 4th-graders going for green, need your votes

    FALMOUTH — Jennifer Merrifield's fourth-grade class at Plummer-Motz School is in the home stretch, heading for the finish line. At stake: a $150,000 hybrid school bus and the title of "America's Greenest School." The class, which is trying to show how easy it is to go green, e...

  • Redevelopment plan scaled back for Portland's Adams School

    PORTLAND — Reacting to changing housing needs in the city and limited funding options, an affordable housing developer has scaled back plans for redevelopment of the Marada Adams School on Munjoy Hill. Avesta Housing in July 2008 proposed building 40 condominium units consisting of a...

  • UPDATE: White House confirms Obama will visit Maine next week

    PORTLAND — The White House confirmed today that President Barack Obama will visit the Portland area on April 1 to promote the health-care overhaul that became law this week. The president's visit was announced this morning by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. “This ref...

  • Bath church gathers items for food bank

    BATH — Bath United Methodist Church will park a truck in front of City Hall on Tuesday, March 30, with more than 50 large boxes of food collected by church members to benefit the Bath Area Food Bank. The church is offering members of the community a chance to add to the collection e...

  • A Brunswick tradition

    Summer-like temperatures on March 20, the first day of spring, meant a 45-minute wait at Fat Boy drive-in in Brunswick. But it didn't deter Aaron Tufts and Dave Donnelly and their wives, who enjoyed the top-down weather.

  • Wellness Day in South Portland

    Polin Men, left, a junior at South Portland High School, leads a hip hop dance workshop at Memorial Middle School on Wednesday, March 23, when students and staff celebrated Wellness Day by participating in a variety of activities, from kick-boxing to making fruit smoothies.

  • Cape class hosts GOP gubernatorial debate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school advanced placement government class will host a debate Tuesday, March 30, with three of the Republican gubernatorial candidates. Candidates participating are Steve Abbott, Mark Jacobson and Bill Beardsley. Two students will act as moderators and ...