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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...

  • North Yarmouth to vote Saturday on $2.7M budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Town Meeting will vote Saturday, April 11, on a $2.7 million municipal budget for 2016, a decrease of nearly $117,000 from current spending. The town budget by itself would cause the tax rate to drop 19.6 percent, from the current $17.15 per $100,000 of property valu...

  • Anglers sought for brook trout survey

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon is seeking volunteer anglers to fish remote Maine ponds and coastal streams in search of wild brook trout. The Brook Trout Survey Project, now in its fifth year, helps Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife id...

  • Portland elementary school times in play, but not high schools

    PORTLAND — The School Board may reconsider new start and end times for the city's elementary schools, after hearing feedback from the public. School Board Chairwoma...

  • Portland poised for shopping bag fee, foam ban

    PORTLAND — The city's five-cent fee on single-use paper and plastic shopping bags, and a ban on foam cups and containers, go into effect April 15. The amendments to the City Code require fees at grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, and farmers markets for paper or plastic bags...

  • Teen driving expo coming to Maine Mall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Maine Teen Driving Expo on Saturday, April 11, will feature an indoor course at the Maine Mall to simulate the risks of impaired and distracted driving conditions. The expo, a part of the "Survive Your Drive" campaign, is sponsored by several state agencies and A...

  • Maine athletic directors honor The Forecaster's Hoffer

    ROCKPORT — Michael Hoffer, sports editor of The Forecaster, received a Media Award from the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association at its annual spring conference Thursday, April 2. Hoffer, who previously received the award in 2004, was recognized for "his incredib...

  • Researcher: Portland schools' changing demographics present diversity challenge

    PORTLAND — A recent report says the city's public schools are going through a "rapid" racial change that requires more emphasis on diversity. Jennifer Ayscue, author of the September 2014 UCLA Civil Rights Project report,"Diversity in the Distance: The Onset of Racial Change in North...

  • Portland's Franklin Street fixes could cost $27 million

    PORTLAND — Changes recommended for Franklin Street could be pedestrian and bicyclist friendly, an economic catalyst, or even promote social justice. But one thing is certain: They will be expensive. In its meeting April 1, the public advisory committee studying the future of F...