Tag Archives: Portland

Maine native in viral video coaching Carmelo Anthony

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About 24 hours after superstar basketball player Carmelo Anthony shared a video of an off-season workout in New York City, over 1.4 million people have viewed it directly. In the video, Anthony, who plays for the New York Knicks in the NBA, drains 8 shots on 8 attempts, and that apparently has New York fans excited […]

Popular Portland band seeks public’s help finding stolen guitar

Photo from the North of Nashville Facebook fan page.

Anyone who’s followed the Portland music scene for the past several years has heard about the band North of Nashville. The band, which was founded in 2010, plays a hybrid style of country described as “contemporary country with an outlaw attitude,” and has cultivated a loyal local following as well as regional and national recognition. […]

Owner of Portland diner defends screaming at baby

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A Sunday morning Facebook post by Darla Neugebauer, owner of Marcy’s Diner in Portland, defending her actions after screaming at a baby in her restaurant for crying, went viral within hours. The post, which garnered over 1000 shares, 1500 likes, and 4500 comments by Sunday night, has since been deleted, but not before triggering a torrent of both negative […]

Portland Green Party Chairman announces run for mayor

Leaders of the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use celebrate in Portland last November. From left to right are David Boyer, Maine Director for the Marijuana Policy Project; Portland City Councilor David Marshall; and Tom MacMillan. Photo, Troy R. Bennett- BDN.

From the Facebook page of Portland Green Independent Party Chairman Tom MacMillan: Dear friend and neighbors, I am excited to announce that I am running for mayor of Portland! After giving the election considerable thought, I have decided to jump in because, while this amazing city has received accolades from national media sources, most Portland […]

Florida activist traveling the country supporting Bernie Sanders

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When he came to Portland, Maine on Monday night, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke bluntly to a crowd of thousands at the Cross Insurance Arena of his hopes for and frustrations with America. Among many other things, he talked about his goals of establishing a single-payer healthcare system, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an […]