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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...

  • Bath stenciling program to spread clean message

    BATH — Storm drains throughout the city will soon carry the message "Keep it Clean, Drains to River." The "Bath Community Storm Drain Stenciling Blitz," hosted by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, will take place Sunday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. Up to the event day, teams o...

  • Yarmouth councilors question use of school budget windfall

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council heard unexpected good news about proposed school spending for fiscal year 2016, but not everyone was happy with the surprise. A reduction in health insurance rates will save the School Department about $175,000 next year, School Finance Committee Chairman ...

  • New Yarmouth church brings old-time religion

    YARMOUTH — Whether its genesis is divine, driven by demographics, or the result of religious sibling rivalry, a new church is opening its doors next week – the first area congregation founded in more than a decade, and the first in Yarmouth since 1973. The Royal River Bapt...

  • Portland police charge New Gloucester men with racially motivated attack

    PORTLAND — Two brothers face assault and civil rights charges after an attack police say was racially motivated. Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch on Tuesday said Charles Bean Jr., 35, and Benjamin Bean, 30, both of New Gloucester, were arrested around 5:20 p.m. April 19 in an...

  • Falmouth forest harvest plan in place

    FALMOUTH — A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill Community Forest beginning in the winter of 2016. The plan, which was recommended by the Land Management Acquisition ...

  • OceanView eyes pair of Falmouth projects

    FALMOUTH — Owners of the OceanView retirement community want to add affordable senior housing and expand onto town property at the former Plummer School, and build cottages o...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools find funds for 'pathways specialist'

    CUMBERLAND — With health insurance costs coming in lower than initially budgeted, School Administrative District 51 is planning to use the savings to hire a specialist for students with unique learning needs. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth district had expected an estimated 9 percent ...

  • Community cleanup scheduled for Saturday

    PORTLAND — The 23rd-annual April Stools Day and Community Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is hosted by Friends of the Eastern Promenade and the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization. Participants are urged to meet at the Hill House, 92...