Tag Archives: Portland

#RememberNoyes campaign launched to aid victims of tragic Portland fire

The scene on Noyes Street in Portland on Monday. Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

Lately, I’ve devoted most of my columns to the various political races that will finally be decided on tomorrow. So naturally I planned on writing something about Election Day for this post. But that was before a horrific fire took the lives of five young adults in Portland on Saturday morning. As the events and […]

That time Obama came to Portland (pics and video)

Obama laughs as he shakes hands with a woman who was lifted onto someone's shoulders.

You might have heard that President Obama was in Portland last night, it was pretty big news. His visit caused major traffic delays, which upset many Portlanders who were unable (or unwilling) to attend the event. But for the thousands of people who waited in line and crammed into the age old Portland Expo building, […]

Portland school board member sounds off on white privilege and fascism

Students riot in Keene, NH.

A few days ago I noticed a post on Facebook by Portland School Board member Holly Seeliger about the “Pumpkin Fest Riots” that took place in Keene, NH last week. I asked Seeliger if she’d be willing to write a guest post for this blog, and she happily obliged. Not only did she deliver on […]

Green Party leader responds to increased marijuana citations in Portland

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About the author: Tom MacMillan is the chair of the Portland Green Independent Committee and former Secretary of the Maine Green Independent Party. The Portland Greens spearheaded the successful campaign for the 2013 marijuana legalization ordinance. Last November, Portland was not the only municipality where voters called for an end to the failed war on […]

Unedited videos of Mike Michaud taking questions at Preble Street Resource Center

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Last Thursday, Sept. 25, Democratic candidate for Maine Governor and current U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud visited the Preble Street Resource Center and Oxford Street Homeless Shelter in Portland, Maine to take a tour; meet patrons, volunteers, and staff; and field a range of on the spot questions from a diverse audience of marginalized Mainers.   […]