All posts by Chris Shorr

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.

Portland man shares story of recovery, message of support

Richard Earles

Much has been made of Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s recent comments about drug addiction and recovery treatment. In regards to the overdose-reversing drug known as naloxone, or Narcan, LePage has said that the drug doesn’t save lives, it merely extends them. As has been reiterated by an endless stream of physicians, emergency medical responders, police […]

Driver takes wrong turn on Baxter Boulevard, gets stuck on walking path

Photo- Joe Forestell

Portland’s streets have a reputation for being confusing, what with all the one-ways and crowded intersections, but on Tuesday this driver made a wrong turn of epic proportions on the Back Cove walking trail that runs alongside Baxter Boulevard and I-295 (click to enlarge): The photo was taken by Joe Forestell, and posted on the Facebook […]

Portland mayor responds to concerns on proposed closing of health clinic

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling. Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

There’s been a lot of understandable outrage over the proposed closing of the India Street Health Clinic in Portland, and Mayor Ethan Strimling wants the public to know that their concerns are being heard. He also wants people to know about the opportunities that will be available for them to make themselves heard and speak in […]

Woman busted for fake inspection sticker made from police notice

Image from Livermore Falls Police Department.

On Tuesday, the Livermore Falls Police Department made a post on their Facebook page that’s creating a stir for a few different reasons. The post, which shows two pictures of a falsified Maine vehicle inspection sticker, also includes an explanation. The fake stickers were found upon a routine traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle […]

No matter your circumstances, Maine Homeless Veteran’s Alliance is here to help

Roger Goodoak

For as long as I’ve known Roger Goodoak of the Maine Homeless Veteran’s Alliance, I’ve been inspired by his generosity and dedication to helping those less fortunate in the greater Portland area. Portland has a lot of social service agencies that take care of many of the needs of the marginalized people in our community, […]