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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...

  • Short-term pain worth it for long-awaited South Portland sound wall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Much has changed in the 50 years since Paul "Andy" Anderson and his wife, Geri, bought their Hall Street home. It was once so quiet the couple of 62 years couldn't sleep without the steady hum of traffic they had grown accustomed to on Park Avenue in Po...

  • Theater group preserves past, creates a future in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Wednesday afternoon, Christine Marshall was on a ladder, sanding away the last of seven layers of paint that hid the natural fir grains of support beams in the old Hutchins Elementary school.  Marshall, artistic director of Mad Horse Theatre company, is one of a half...

  • I-295 north in Topsham reopens

    TOPSHAM — A 17-mile stretch of Interstate 295 North from Topsham to Gardiner reopened on Monday afternoon, 20 days ahead of schedule following a major road rehabilitation project. The seven-week project, handled by Pike Industries for the Maine Department of Transportation, compr...

  • Vacant housing, school drawing Brunswick police attention to McKeen Street

    BRUNSWICK — The old high school on McKeen Street has long been the center of attention for residents and town officials, even as most of its classrooms were overtaken by neglect. But ever since the decision was made two years ago to demolish the building to make way for a new elem...

  • Drinking water concerns prompt Harpswell to seek additional road salt tracking

    HARPSWELL — Over the past eight winters, road-clearing crews have dropped an average of 11,200 tons of salt on Harpswell roads. That's about 1,400 tons each year. That's a lot of salt. Town officials worry it might be too much for Harpswell, especially since most residents ...

  • BIW's latest ship named for self-sacrificing Marine

    BATH — The christening of DDG 109 on Saturday reflected two emotional experiences: pride and joy from the family and friends of Cpl. Jason Dunham as the new ship was delivered by Bath Iron Works in his name, and sadness that the sacrifice for which the young man was being honored was one that ... 1

  • Brunswick council adopts cell tower changes, closes in on urban chickens ordinance

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday approved a change that will allow taller wireless communications towers in industrial zones.  The council also voted to revamp a change to the town's animal ordinance that could make it possible for in-town residents to keep urban chickens for ...

  • Amid probes by developers, Harpswell awaits specific proposals for Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — With the master plan for the 119-acre Mitchell Field still nearly two years from its full implementation, the town is preparing for the likelihood that businesses inquiries will increase at the former U.S. Navy fuel depot. The prospect of economic development opportuni...