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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 School Board takes 3rd shot at revised elementary school hours

    PORTLAND — The School Board is again considering new daily schedules for elementary schools next year. At an April 7 workshop and meeting, the board heard a third proposal for start and end times in the city's eight elementary schools. Under the latest proposal, the Reiche, Ri...

  • Portland police: St. John St. market vandalism a hate crime

    PORTLAND — Early morning vandalism Sunday at a market that caters to the Muslim community is being investigated as a hate crime, Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said in a press release. Police are looking for a white man who was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, seen on video s...

  • Sobering lesson in South Portland

    South Portland firefighters prepare to place Caitlyn Tucker, a junior at South Portland High School, into an ambulance Saturday, April 11, at the Maine Mall after a mock car crash. The event was part of the Maine Teen Driving Expo, designed to raise awareness about the hazards of driving while in...

  • South Portland water main repair expected to snarl traffic near Casco Bay Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Drivers can expect major delays Sunday while the Portland Water District repairs a water main at the intersection of Waterman Drive and Broadway from 7 a.m-7 p.m. Westbound traffic on Broadway will be shut down, according to a Fire Department press release, and ...

  • Surf SUP in Portland

    Portland resident Bruce Gridley glides across Back Cove on a stand-up paddleboard on a foggy afternoon Friday, April 10. Gridley said he was undaunted by the weather. "I do this kind of thing all the time," he said. 

  • Falmouth Parks & Community Programs in new offices

    FALMOUTH — The Parks & Community Programs office has moved to the Mason-Motz Activity Center at 190 Middle Road. The office is open five days a week. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays;  8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays. The offic...

  • Pingree offers 2-year post for 'wounded warrior'

    PORTLAND — U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is looking a disabled military veteran to fill a role in her Portland office. Pingree is participating in the Congressional Wounded Warrior Program for veterans who have served since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and have a minimum 30 p...

  • Portland International Jetport gets $2.5M for pavement work

    PORTLAND — Improvements to runways and taxiways at the Portland International Jetport will be funded with a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant was announced April 8 by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. The work will rehabilitate almost 57,000 squ...