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Layoffs at BIW   Bath Iron Works has notified its largest union that 48 layoffs will take effect at the shipyard on January 21st. 39 pipefitters and nine machinists are losing their jobs, apparently as a result of a work shortage in those trades. However BIW continues...

A Sub-Zero Week   First snow--then wind and cold. The National Weather Service expects falling temperatures today with a low of 15 coming late this afternoon, along with wind gusts up to 35 miles a hour, producing a wind chill of as low as -2. Tonight may...

On the Monday Midcoast Morning Buzz on WCME, holiday music like we've never had it before. Frank Connors and Ralph Laughlin from Brunswick's People Plus organization with harmonies provided by Stacy Frizzle--People Plus executive director. You might just love it. And if you don't, pretend that you...

Weather Concern Even at a time of moderation in the weather, there are worries. A coastal flood advisory is posted by the National Weather Service between 11 and 1 today, and some morning snow has prompted a reduction in the speed limit on the Maine Turnpike...

School Bush Crash in West Bath   In West Bath, there were four injuries after the collision of a school bus carrying seven students from the vocational education program at Morse High School, and a passenger car on State Road, where it appears that the car crossed...

The latest storm targeting the Midcoast will produce various forms of precipitation, depending on your location. It will most likely be rain on the coast, a mix of rain snow and sleet inland, and some snow in the mountains. The heaviest precipitation comes this afternoon...

Two young men living Bath, believed to have been wearing Guy Fawkes masks while they vandalized the Huse School Building on Andrews Road in Bath, are now in  custody. Police have charged the pair with felony counts of burglary and criminal mischief in the incident,...

Tense Moments at Brunswick Landing   In the end there were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft, but there were some nervous moments at Brunswick Landing today when a U-S Navy Blue Angel Jet slid off the runway in the midst of icy conditions. The...

A Fatality in Harpswell Cumberland County Sheriffs Deputies continue to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Harpswell Islands Road in Harpswell that has claimed the life of  28-year-old Eric Allred of Brunswick. Deputies say Allred's car was northbound when he apparently lost control and crossed into the...