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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...

  • Dismal financial outlook kills June bond referendum on South Portland High School renovations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday dropped plans to put a high school renovation bond before voters in June after receiving bad financial news from the superintendent of schools. In light of current and expected budget cuts, Superintendent Suzanne Godin said, the city would...

  • Students to hear talks on economy, technology

    BRUNSWICK — As part of an effort spearheaded by Southern Maine Community College and Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich, nearly 1,000 students from three high schools will take the day on Feb. 1 to learn about Maine’s future in engineering, wind technology and composites. They will al...

  • UPDATE: No gun found in Portland High School lock-down; 7th-grader admits to middle school threat

    PORTLAND — Portland High School was locked down this morning following the discovery of note threatening violence at the school.  PHS Principal Michael Johnson said in a letter to parents sent shortly after 2 p.m. that no weapon was found after students and the school were ...

  • Bath run/walk to aid Haiti earthquake relief

    BATH — InspireME Personal Fitness Training will sponsor a 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk in Bath on Saturday, Jan. 30, to benefit victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Participants may register the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at InspireME, 30 Front St. The run/walk b...

  • Topsham selectmen to review government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — The Government Improvement Committee heard support for its work from the small crowd that attended a public input session Monday night, Chairman John Rensenbrink said. After a year’s worth of work, the committee completed its draft report on ways to improve parti...

  • Habitat, Brunswick foster family team up to build resource exchange center

    BRUNSWICK — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine partnered with a foster family early this month to bring a local clothing exchange closer to fruition.Tammy Cutchen and her husband, Stephen Leeman, plan to open a free clothing and resource exchange for area foster children and their ...

  • Topsham cell tower developer now looks to March

    TOPSHAM — The company that wants to build a 103-foot cellular communications tower in Topsham Heights missed last week’s deadline to submit documentation for the Tuesday, Feb. 2, Planning Board meeting, but expects to be in time for the first March meeting.Mariner Tower ...

  • Topsham selectmen halt sale of town-owned lot

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 21 to halt the sale of a town-owned lot. Bids for the 3.1-acre property, near Route 196 and Robert Hill Road and bordered by two gravel pits, were due by Dec. 30 and were originally going to be opened at the board’s J...