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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...

  • Special day provides rare glimpse inside historic Portland-area lighthouses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Whether it's Bug Light or Cape Elizabeth's Portland Head Light, lighthouses have long captured the attention of many, from seafarers who relied on them as navigational aids along the Maine coast, to the tourists who now flock to them.  With its 3,500-miles of mai...

  • High court allows Portland to take waterfront rights; jury to decide payment

    PORTLAND — The state's highest court has ruled that the city can take by eminent domain the railroad track rights over property it owns on the Eastern Waterfront. But the court battle will continue, because the Maine Supreme Judicial Court also decided Sept. 3 that the case must retu...

  • Portland enters new phase of Franklin Arterial planning

    PORTLAND — Adding green space around the gardens at Boyd Street, installing pedestrian and cyclist lanes and limiting traffic growth are a few of the elements the public would like to see in a rebuilt Franklin Arterial. The Franklin Arterial Study Committee this month wrapped up...

  • Morrison Center consolidates services in new Scarborough facility

    SCARBOROUGH — There's something about the new Morrison Developmental Center building at 60 Chamberlain Road that just makes people smile. It could be the lovely grounds – green, lush and park-like –or the cheery yellow shingles...

  • Bowling alley planned for Portland's Bayside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — A bowling league that began a few years ago at Yankee Lanes on Riverside Street has become so popular that a league founder plans to turn a Bayside building into a 10-pin bowling center. Bowl Portland, a partnership between Portland resident and former state Rep. Charlie M... 1

  • Portland program grooms at-risk youths for green jobs

    PORTLAND — When Samantha Strout was looking for a job, she came across information about a course that trained people to become certified weatherization technicians. Tired of what seemed like an endless string of retail jobs, Strout decided to give it a shot. On Sept. 3, Strout wa...

  • Netbooks for high school students now up to Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — After several hours of discussion, the School Committee last week voted 6-3 for a $1.3 million plan to buy more than 2,100 Dell netbook computers high school students. The plan also includes buying the nearly 1,200 Apple iBooks now used in the middle schools, which are bei...

  • Expect delays during Gray Road bridge work in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation on Friday said motorists who travel along the section of the Gray Road that includes the Route 100/Route 26 bridge to expect delays next week and suggested they seek alternate routes while crews repair the underside of the bridge. ...