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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...

  • Cumberland business group meets Feb. 3

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Maine Business Association will hold its first quarterly meeting and networking event at the Val Halla banquet center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Town officials will discuss the benefits of being an association member, as well as the ongoing effor...

  • Former Yarmouth real estate broker indicted for theft

    YARMOUTH — A former commercial real estate broker was indicted Jan. 8 on a count of theft by deception. A Cumberland County grand jury handed up the indictment charging Daniel J. Coyne with raising money to finance a real estate development that allegedly did not exist. A...

  • Cumberland council sets Route 88 referendum for March 2

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to schedule a special, citizen-initiated referendum March 2 on whether the town should borrow up to $4.5 million to improve Route 88 (Foreside Road). Councilor Mike Perfetti, who cast the dissenting vote, said he preferred a June&nb...

  • Falmouth Republicans caucus Feb. 6

    FALMOUTH — The Republican Town Committee will caucus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the council chambers of Falmouth Town Hall. Elections will be held for delegates to the GOP state convention and a straw poll will be taken for GOP gubernatorial candidates. For more information, c...

  • Yarmouth family hopes to reinvigorate Chebeague Island Inn

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The Chebeague Island Inn's new owners say they are determined to have it live up to its potential.Casey Prentice, who runs the Prentice Organization real estate development firm in Yarmouth, and his parents, Gerri and Richard, agreed to buy the property from Marth...

  • Freeport Community Services to hold fundraiser

    FREEPORT — As a way to help residents in need and to raise money for Freeport Community Services, the public is invited to a White Nights Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 53 Depot St. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, live jazz and silent and live ...

  • Brunswick councilors frustrated by lack of details on tax deal for Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to return a portion of property taxes to the developer of the Maine Street Station project elicited a near unanimous chorus of frustration from the Town Council on Monday. Most councilors appeared willing to support the so-called credit enhancement provision, w...

  • Free cervical cancer screenings on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Free cervical cancer screenings will be available this month in honor of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The screenings will take place Saturday, Jan. 30, at Maine Medical Center Breast Care Center, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough. The program is being offered by t...