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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...

  • Scarborough OKs dealership expansion, shared assessor

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council Wednesday night recognized four local heroes, decided to share the position of Town Assessor with Cape Elizabeth, and approved a contract zone amendment for a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Councilors unanimously approved an amendment to the 2002 contra...

  • Jury finds Yarmouth man guilty of murder in North Yarmouth bee farm slaying

    PORTLAND — Moments after a jury found 72-year-old lobster fisherman Merrill Kimball guilty of murdering a 63-year-old Georgetown man, his wife embraced the stunned man one last time before he was led from the courtroom in handcuffs. A Cumberland County Superior Court jury issued its ...

  • Opponents of South Portland liquid petroleum tank project seek council intervention

    SOUTH PORTLAND — NGL Supply Terminal Co. is being asked to revise its proposal for a liquid petroleum gas storage facility at Rigby Rail Yard, but some residents believe the company's plan shouldn't have come this far. They claim the proposal violates existing city ordinances, e...

  • Cape Elizabeth gun club submits permit application

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Spurwink Rod & Gun Club has submitted its license application, as required by a new town registration process. The Sawyer Road club submitted its application April 6, four days ahead of the deadline. A couple more steps still need to be taken before the lice...

  • Brunswick council tells School Board to reduce budget

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board is facing a Town Council demand to make deep cuts to the proposed fiscal 2016 spending plan. The board met Wednesday night to review a school budget proposal that contains a 3.42 percent increase over this year's spending. The increase is larg...

  • Harpswell could get 1st subdivision in years

    HARPSWELL — A proposed housing development would be the first new subdivision in town in several years. According to former Town Planner Carol Eyerman, who is now the assistant planner in Topsham, it has been seven years since a subdivision has been proposed in Harpswell.

  • South Portland board approves Kunin as next school chief

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ken Kunin was approved Monday night as the next superintendent of schools, at an annual salary of $127,000. The School Board unanimously approved hiring Kunin to succeed Superintendent Suzanne Godin, who is stepping down June 30 after nearly 10 years in the post...

  • Cape Elizabeth applies brakes to multi-family housing effort

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After hearing residents' concerns, town councilors decided to continue discussion on a proposed land-use ordinance amendment. The amendment, designed to promote development of multi-unit housing, provoked objections from several residents on April 6. The Town Co...