Tag Archives: Portland

Justin Alfond endorses Ben Chipman for State Senate

Maine State Sen. Justin Alfond. Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

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 […]

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 […]

Driver takes wrong turn on Baxter Boulevard, gets stuck on walking path

Photo- Joe Forestell

Portland’s streets have a reputation for being confusing, what with all the one-ways and crowded intersections, but on Tuesday this driver made a wrong turn of epic proportions on the Back Cove walking trail that runs alongside Baxter Boulevard and I-295 (click to enlarge): The photo was taken by Joe Forestell, and posted on the Facebook […]