Tag Archives: Portland

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 […]

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, […]

Caner-Medley’s Corner- A tough loss softened by a visit from Mom

Caner-Medley having Christmas dinner with his mom and girlfriend in Astana, Kazakhstan.

In this week’s entry for “Caner-Medley’s Corner,” Nik gives us an inside glimpse into the frustration of losing a close game, and he also shows us around Astana. For all the amazing places his career has taken him around the globe, Nik doesn’t get much time to really experience and enjoy the cities that he plays […]