All posts by Chris Shorr

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a lifelong Portlander who works with mentally ill and marginalized adults at Amistad Inc.. He has worked on a lobster boat, 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 Greens announce plan to seek $15 minimum wage

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The Portland Green Independent Committee released a statement Thursday morning announcing their intentions to create a citizen’s initiative to establish a $15 per hour minimum wage in Maine’s largest city. Here’s the statement in full: “The Portland Green Independent Committee will soon begin the process to create a living wage of $15 an hour for […]

Behind the barriers at a Portland homeless shelter

Timothy Gill sits up reading the newspaper at 2:30 AM, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland, Maine. Photo- Robert Bukaty.

“If Governor LePage and his minions want to go after Mayor Brennan and his cohorts for financial mismanagement, so be it. But I’ll be damned if I’m gonna watch quietly as the conversation- about homeless shelter occupants in Portland having upwards of 20 thousand dollars in liquid assets- shifts to fodder for the anti-welfare crowd as […]

Massive blocks of falling ice destroy car in downtown Portland

Photo- Angela Drinkwater

After parking his 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier for the day on Portland’s Exchange Street, Adam Sousa, 28, of Portland returned on Sunday afternoon to find the car destroyed by massive blocks of ice. The video and pictures were taken by Sousa’s friend, Angela Drinkwater of South Portland: The ice fell from the rooftop of a building owned by notorious […]