City of Portland kicks off “Pilot Bike Corral” project

Kristine Keeney from the City of Portland's Planning and Urban Development department helps promote the city's bike corral project.

There’s no question that when it comes to modernizing our transportation infrastructure, the City of Portland needs to step up their game. Today marks a step in the right direction though, as the city kicks off their “Pilot Bike Corral” project. Taking advantage of internationally recognized “Parking Day”, the city has designated a parking space […]

With nomination of Susan Dench, LePage cronyism continues

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To nobody’s surprise, Governor LePage’s nominations to the University of Maine board of trustees have drawn criticism. Of his three nominations, the one who has immediately grabbed headlines is former BDN blogger, Susan Dench. Dench, from Falmouth, , leads the Informed Women’s Network, a conservative advocacy group with chapters around the country. Following LePage’s nominations, […]

Call to action: help get Bill Murray to Maine for Portland Beer Week

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Ever since Portlander Shahin Khojastehzad announced his #billmurraybeerweekme campaign- an effort to convince Bill Murray to appear in Portland for Beer Week- about a week ago, word has spread around town like gophers on a golf course. Khojastehzad, a co-owner of the wildly popular Novare Res Biere Cafe on Portland’s Exchange Street, said the idea […]

Rediscovering Portland’s forgotten road- a journey into ‘Hobo Jungle’

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It’s no secret to anybody that Portland, Maine has a homelessness problem. Debates over subjects like panhandler’s rights, drug addiction treatment programs, and asylum for immigrants dominate local discussions from City Hall, to suburban dinner tables, to downtown taverns and diners. But for all the dialogue and rhetoric, for all the endless back and forth […]

Three unique acts draw big crowds at September’s Friday Art Walk

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This month’s First Friday Art Walk in Portland had a different feel to it, a more local, laid back atmosphere. With tourist season behind us, Portlanders came out in droves to reclaim their city. There were dozens of street performers there to entertain the crowd and rake in a little cash, but three of them […]

A Portland man’s tale of self discovery in Maine’s 100 Mile Wilderness

Chris Poulos stands at the summit of Mount Katahdin near the end of his 120 mile journey.

A old friend of mine from childhood named Chris Poulos recently took a solo journey through the 100 Mile Wilderness. He hiked roughly 120 miles in ten days, alone with nothing but his supplies, his thoughts, and a pen and notepad. He kept a handwritten journal of the adventure, which I have painstakingly transcribed into […]