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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...

  • Falmouth foundation seeks Portland community development funds

    PORTLAND — A Falmouth foundation wants to tap into Portland's share of federal Community Development funds to help pay for a $2 million education facility at the old Tidewater Farm. Tidewater Farm Regional Learning Center is a collaboration between Tidewater Conservation Foundation, the ...

  • Portland seeks public input on proposed changes to 'working waterfront'

    PORTLAND — The city wants public input on a request from a group of wharf owners to relax the rules governing the types of businesses allowed on the "working waterfront." Current zoning in the central waterfront zone, which includes properties on the harbor side of Commercial Street ...

  • Deering alum starts mentoring program for architecture, construction, engineering students

    PORTLAND — Tyler Johnson grew up on Capisic Street in a family of construction workers and wanted to carry on the tradition. Only he wanted to work more with his mind than his muscles. It wasn't until he got to college that Johnson finally decided he wanted to be an architect. But he...

  • Portland teachers union: Bargaining needed before new schedule is adopted

    PORTLAND — As the School Committee prepares to vote on a new unified schedule for its four high schools, questions remain about the impact the proposal will have on teachers and students. One of those questions pertains to the effect the new schedule, which adds a period and extends the ...

  • Brunswick community, business leaders say anti-business claim is unwarranted

    BRUNSWICK — From local entrepreneurs to the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, community leaders last week said Brunswick doesn't deserve an anti-business label. They reacted to an assertion by disbarred criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, who in a Feb. 9 ...

  • Heart-healthy education

    Guidance counselor Gretchen McCloy, left, shares healthy eating techniques with teacher Morrigan Burns and other colleagues as part of the LetsGo.org 5-2-1-0 health inititiative last week at Cape Elizabeth Middle School. "The idea is that we should learn and implement healthy choices in our lifestyl...

  • Composites work pays off for Brunswick company

    BRUNSWICK — Bridge girders developed by Harbor Technologies won an ACE Infinite Possibility Award from the American Composites Manufacturers Association at their annual meeting and trade show. Harbor Technologies uses hybrid composite beam technology developed at the University of Ma...

  • Brunswick concert benefits Habitat, church

    BRUNSWICK — Musicians Jud Caswell and Matt Loosigian will headline a benefit concert Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on 15 Pleasant St. Caswell has won eight nationally recognized songwriting contests, and his songs reflect his rural roots and love of Mai...