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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...

  • Portland City Council moves to de-vaporize public places

    PORTLAND — Are electronic cigarettes a public health menace, or a valuable tool to help smokers quit the habit? The opposing viewpoints can be expressed Monday, April 27, when the City Council considers an order to add "electronic nicotine delivery systems," commonly known as e-cigs ...

  • North Yarmouth, Cumberland elections take shape

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With the deadline for candidates to return nomination papers looming on Thursday, a two-way race shaped up for the Board of Selectmen. As of Tuesday, there were no contested elections in Cumberland. Harold Stoddard of Smithwood Drive and Keith Thompson of Bryn...

  • Turn in outdated Rx drugs on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Police departments and other organizations around southern Maine are participating in Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drugs collected will be incinerated, according to the Maine Sheriff's Association, which said the event helps protect Maine's...

  • Portland's Downtown District director to step down

    PORTLAND — Steve Hewins, who has directed the nonprofit Portland's Downtown District for two years, will step down at the end of June. "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with PDD, especially working with all th...

  • 'It is a plague. It is merciless': A son's overdose in Portland, a mother's plea for action

    PORTLAND — She endured years of troubles, heartaches, courtrooms and counselors while trying to help her son regain a safe, sober life. Now Massachusetts resident Mary Gibson wants to spread a message about the horrors of heroin addiction, because her son, Andrew Gibson, 21, was foun...

  • Portland minimum wage law faces LePage challenge, heads to council

    PORTLAND — City councilors are expected to soon consider a citywide minimum wage ordinance. But the state Legislature may blunt any municipal effort to set local wages. On April 16, the City Council Finance Committee unanimously forwarded a minimum wage ordinance that could bo...

  • Falmouth police get state enforcement grants

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department received $16,000 in grants from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. An $11,000 grant will support specialized speeding enforcement details over the next few months. According to a press release, extra officers in marked and unmarked vehicles will be a...

  • Portland, Falmouth churches to welcome Episcopal leader

    PORTLAND — The head of the Episcopal Church in the United States will make two stops in southern Maine this weekend as her term winds down. The Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will visit churches in Portland and Falmouth, where she w...