Justin Alfond endorses Ben Chipman for State Senate

Citing “The actions by Rep. Russell and her campaign” and his belief that “Portland deserves a Senator who bring out the best of our city,” State Senator Justin Alfond endorsed State Rep. Ben Chipman today for the District 27 seat that he will vacate next year. Chipman and Russell- along with Dr. Chuck Radis- are […]

Iconic Hawkes Plaza repairman lives again in Westbrook

In 1989 the Maine Department of Transportation decided that moving roadside signs were a distraction to drivers, effectively shutting down one of the state’s most iconic and beloved landmarks, the Hawkes Plaza TV repairman on Route 302 in Westbrook. Generations of Mainers fondly remember the giant repairman swinging his arms and smiling as they made […]

Now Trump’s denigrating Native Americans, too.

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 […]

Portland police officer catches streaking meteor on dashcam

While on patrol early Tuesday morning, Portland police Sgt. Tim Farris captured a streaking meteor on his dashcam from Congress Street. Farris posted the video on the Portland Maine Police Department Facebook page, and the clip already has over 45 thousand views in just several hours: https://www.facebook.com/121900037821056/videos/1219628304714885/ The video caught the eye of the American […]

Smoke clouds from Canada passing over Maine today

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

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: https://www.facebook.com/BatesCollegeAthletics/videos/587977728028508/ 1994 was the only other year that they’ve made it to the national tournament, and this […]