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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...

  • Brunswick base agency sets timetable for redevelopment goals

    TOPSHAM — When the civilian build-out of Brunswick Naval Air Station is complete, base redevelopers hope to create about 14,000 jobs, nearly triple the number expected to be lost in the 2011 closure. Strengthening the local workforce is cause for optimism, but when the Midcoast Regio...

  • Bath Planning Board approves expansion of BIW Ultra Hall

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved two Bath Iron Works proposals, including expansion of its Ultra Hall facility. The shipyard received site plan approval for the project, which will add a third bay to the south side of the Washington Street building. That appr...

  • Residents raise money to rescue Bailey Island post office

    HARPSWELL — When word spread that the Bailey Island post office might close, the biggest concern among the 300-plus islanders who rallied to keep it open wasn't the loss of convenience. It was the loss of identity and community. Now, thanks to an effort led by two former posta...

  • Aviation firm eyeing Brunswick base seeks judgment against Oxford County

    PARIS — An aircraft painting and refurbishing company negotiating a lease with the redevelopment agency of Brunswick Naval Air Station has asked a court to find that its current landlord, Oxford County, has breached a contract with the business. Oxford Aviation, which has a facility ...

  • Topsham Police officers begin carrying Taser stun-guns

    TOPSHAM – Following the completion of training last week, the Topsham Police Department has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies that use Taser stun guns. Officers began carrying the units last weekend, according to Lt. Christopher Lewis, who is a certified Taser instructo...

  • Vote on closing of Harpswell school set for March Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Harpswell voters will decide at Town Meeting in March whether to close the West Harpswell School. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted unanimously Dec. 10 to schedule the referendum after the Maine Department of Education approved the board's ...

  • 5th annual Yule Market to be held Dec. 18

    CUMBERLAND — The fifth annual Yule Market will be held at Skillin’s Greenhouses, 210 Gray Road (Route 100) in West Cumberland, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. The event, sponsored by the Cumberland Farmers Market Association, will include holiday foods, crafts, last-minute ...

  • METRO, South Portland City Bus offer free rides

    PORTLAND — The Greater Portland Transit District's METRO bus service and South Portland City Bus will offer free service on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19. They would also like to remind riders there will be no service on Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 and limited ser...