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.

The funniest Portland Thanksgiving story ever- ‘The Turkey Day Streaker’

The view of "Fitzy" from "the hill".

On Thanksgiving Day, fifteen years ago in 2000, a teenaged Jon DiDonato stood shivering in an obscure corner of the west end of Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, under the shadow of Hadlock Field. Roughly ten thousand people had shown up for that year’s annual Thanksgiving Day football game between storied crosstown rivals Portland High and […]

Trump re-tweets racist image from Nazi sympathizer

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He probably didn’t know where the image originated from, and he probably even thought it was accurate, but the fact is that on Sunday Donald Trump, the Republican front runner for President, re-tweeted a racist, inaccurate meme that originated from a Hitler supporter with a swastika on his Twitter profile: “@SeanSean252: @WayneDupreeShow @Rockprincess818 @CheriJacobus“ […]

Doctor from Maine uses ‘Magic’ to fulfill patient’s dying wish

Dr. Elizabeth Mann, Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York.

“There’s a lot of things we can’t do in medicine, we can’t fix every problem,” said Dr. Elizabeth Mann, Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York. “But we can provide some happiness to our patients.” Mann, a 2002 graduate of Deering High School in Portland, was recently featured on […]

State Rep. Lawrence Lockman posts hateful, xenophobic rant on Facebook

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Maine State Rep. Lawrence Lockman of Amherst has a documented history of bigotry, racism, and outright awfulness. Still in his first term, he has established a reputation as one of the more radical┬áRepublicans in Augusta, and is known as a LePage loyalist who openly advocates for all things outlandishly conservative. Yesterday morning was no different […]

Unmuzzled Canadian scientist’s Facebook post goes viral


Following newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s defeat of Stephen Harper, who instituted extremely restrictive communications policies that effectively muzzled federal government scientists, a Facebook post from the mother of a biologist from British Columbia has gone viral. The post, which currently has over 13,000 likes and 9,000 shares, shines a light on the […]