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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...

  • Railroad quiet zones still on track in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The town's eligibility to create railroad quiet zones hasn't been affected by the Feb. 23 accident between a train and a car at the No...

  • Topsham rep's bill would dock legislators' pay when they skip work

    AUGUSTA — State Sen. Linda Baker thinks its important to show up. Especially if you've been elected to serve the people of Maine and are getting paid to do so, according to the Topsham Republican and former school teacher. Baker is offering legislation that would dock lawmaker...

  • Falmouth School Board OKs 5% budget hike

    FALMOUTH — The School Board unanimously sent the fiscal year 2016 budget to the Town Council on Monday night, with the hope that additional revenue might be coming. The budg...

  • Portland Co. rezoning vote postponed to June 1

    PORTLAND — A glitch regarding the city Comprehensive Plan forced the City Council to delay a vote on rezoning land at 58 Fore St. until June 1. Mayor Michael Brennan announced at the start of Monday's council meeting that the plan must be re-certified by the state to assure consisten...

  • Portland budgets would add nearly 3% to property tax

    PORTLAND — Property owners face a tax increase of 58 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in the combined fiscal year 2016 budget. The 2.9 percent increase from the current tax rate of $20 was out...

  • Falmouth Foreside market's new owner promises business as usual

    FALMOUTH — What has been a family business will stay that way, just with a new family at the helm. MaryBeth Bachman, a school nurse at Falmouth High School, purchased the iconic Town Landing Market on March 31. Bachman will run the store with her daughter, Sara, and two business part...

  • Cumberland council to vote on town budget

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is expected to vote next week on the fiscal 2016 municipal budget. The panel will also hear a report from the Ocean Access Committee on a management plan for the town's portion of the former Payson property, and to approve a contractor for this year's Bl...

  • North Yarmouth bee farm murder suspect claims he shot in self-defense

    PORTLAND — Defense attorney Daniel Lilley told jurors on Monday that the first words 72-year-old Merrill Kimball uttered after he shot and killed Leon Kelley at Brown’s Bee Farm in North Yarmouth on Oct. 6, 2013, were, “What was I supposed to do? He came at me. I’m 70 year...