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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...

  • CELT Harvest Fest returns Sunday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The fifth annual Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Harvest Festival and community barbecue is scheduled rain or shine for Sunday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will begin after the Noyes, Hall & Allen

  • Plant Home in Bath to host pie contest

    BATH — As part of this year's Citizen Involvement Day, the Plant Home will sponsor a pie contest at Waterfront Park on Saturday, Oct. 10. Apple or pumpkin pies should be left on the Plant Home table at the park between 10 and 11 a.m. Judging will be by local owners of food-relate...

  • 2 seek election to Topsham selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Two candidates will be on the Nov. 3 ballot for one available seat on the Board of Selectmen. Donald Russell and James Morris returned nomination papers by the Sept. 18 deadline to run for the three-year seat being vacated by Selectman Michelle Derr. Dorothy ...

  • Buyer plans Alzheimer's facility at former nursing home in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The owner of several assisted-living facilities in central Maine purchased the former Viking nursing home at auction Wednesday. Lon Walters' bid of $825,000 was accepted, although the five-acre property on Scott Dyer Road is assessed by the town at $3.4 million. ...

  • Zoning for sound stage at South Portland armory moves ahead amid concerns

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are taking concrete steps to breath life into a historic building that has been collecting cob webs and dust at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge since it was acquired in 2006. City Manager Jim Gailey said he has been negotiating either a lease or sa...

  • More changes sought at Willard Square in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A public forum on Thursday, Oct. 1, will focus on proposed zone changes that would allow a long-awaited art studio and a new mixed-use building to be built on Willard Square. The 1

  • Scarborough extends boundaries, clamps down on beach horseback riders

    SCARBOROUGH — Most people would probably agree there's nothing like the sight of a horse and rider galloping along the beach. And there's nothing like the mess they can leave behind. With that in mind, the Town Council has expanded the boundaries for horseback riders o...

  • Marden's gets green light from Scarborough, but expense spells demise of Portland store

    Andy Hyland, of Port City Architects, describes features of his redesign for Marden's Surplus & Salvage of the former Wal-Mart on Payne Road at the Sept. 21 Scarborough Planning Board meeting. 1