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.

Now Trump’s denigrating Native Americans, too.

Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

So we can tack Native Americans onto the list that includes Hispanic people, Black people, Muslims, refugees and immigrants of all nationalities, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and just about any other minority or marginalized group in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has outwardly and boastfully offended. Earlier today, at a news conference […]

Smoke clouds from Canada passing over Maine today

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This morning, the US National Weather Service’s Burlington, Vermont branch posted an interesting message on their Facebook page in regards to the devastating fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta this past week. In the post, the Weather Service pointed out that the gray sky hovering over parts of New England today isn’t clouds, it’s smoke from […]

Bates lacrosse team reacts to NCAA tournament selection

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Pure joy. That’s the best way to describe the Bates College women’s lacrosse team reacting to the news on Sunday night that they’ve been selected to the 2016 NCAA Division III national tournament. Here’s what it looked like: 1994 was the only other year that they’ve made it to the national tournament, and this will […]

Portland woman pens epic post about city’s rental market

A paddle boarder maneuvers around the Casco Bay Ferries.

It’s no secret that Portland’s rental market is in shambles. With the vacancy rate hovering somewhere between never-gonna-happen and might-as-well-move-to-Westbrook, working class Portlanders are finding it increasingly impossible to find an affordable place to call home in Maine’s largest city. What once was a market where $1000 could cover move in costs of a security […]

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 […]