Tag Archives: Maine

Ten coffee brandy recipes for your blizzard survival kit

Maine blizzard survival kit.

Even though it’s produced in Massachusetts, Allen’s Coffee Brandy is widely regarded as “The Champagne of Maine.” Normally coffee brandy is mixed with straight milk or coffee, but with today’s epic #snowpocalypse, Mainers might find themselves reaching for an extra glass or two of our state’s most popular libation. So, rather than giving yourself the […]

Canadian YouTube star forecasts historic Maine blizzard

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If you haven’t seen it already, on Saturday a popular YouTube vlogger from Nova Scotia posted a warning to Mainers regarding the blizzard that we are all now enduring, which is now known as “Winter Storm Juno.” According to Google and Wikipedia, the man’s name is Frankie MacDonald, an amateur weatherman from Sydney, Nova Scotia. […]

Portland hotels blame local bars for their own poor planning

The Hyatt Place Portland at 433 Fore Street.

When construction of the Hyatt Place Portland was completed in May of 2014, not everyone was happy with the final product. The off-putting, metallic-looking building located at 433 Fore Street (right in the heart of Portland’s historic red brick and cobblestone Old Port district) was referred to by Cliff Gallant of the now defunct Portland […]

How Portland’s lobstermen preserve the working waterfront

Chris Shorr- BDN

Stubbornness isn’t typically looked at as a virtuous character trait, but in regards to Portland’s working waterfront, it might be the saving grace for what remains of the local lobstering and fishing industries. As new restaurants continue to open up and luxury condos continue to be built all over the old wharves that this city […]

Portland Tenants Union Calls on City to Protect Evicted Residents

A plastic rose hangs on a post outside the Noyes St. building that burned in November, killing six people. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

On Friday, the newly formed Portland Tenants Union sent out a press release highlighting the difficulties being faced by residents of an apartment building at 188 Darmouth St., owned by Gregory Nisbet. Nisbet was also the landlord of another Portland building on Noyes St. that burned in a November fire, claiming the lives of six people. Realizing the seriousness […]

A Tale of Two Administrations in Maine

Maine governor Paul LePage (left) and Portland mayor Mike Brennan. Photo credits- Troy R. Bennett/Robert F. Bukaty, BDN

It was the best of intentions, it was the worst of intentions, it was for all the right reasons, it was for all the wrong reasons, it was a necessary stand against tyrannical malfeasance, it was a complete load of delusional garbage. Governor LePage and Portland’s Mayor Mike Brennan, two of Maine’s top political foes, […]