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KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
Fort Fairfield is home to a new nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and girls, like this Nubra Valley youngster, in a remote mountain region in the northern tip of India.

How a group in Maine is helping girls, women in Himalayas

By Kathryn Olmstead on Feb. 09, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
Fort Fairfield is home to a new nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and girls in a remote mountain region in the northern tip of India.
URBAN EYE

Comedian Lewis Black says Portland brunch spot is best in country

on Feb. 08, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
The wait there on weekends is already at least an hour, even in February.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

Give Melania Trump a break

By Sarah Smiley on Feb. 07, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Why are we expecting Melania Trump to fill a role just because her husband was elected into a corresponding one?
EMMET MEARA
Emmet Meara

Those old sneakers in the closet could be worth a fortune

By Emmet Meara on Feb. 06, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.
If you think your old baseball cards were a lost fortune, wait till you hear about the price for old sneakers. The RESALE market is worth another billion (with a b). You might have a fortune under your bed.
URBAN EYE

Here’s the lineup for Portland’s newest music festival

on Feb. 03, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
We told you about this cool Thompson’s Point event back in November. Now tickets are on sale, bands have been announced and the beer lineup is hard to beat.
JULIA BAYLY

Calling all cyclists: Roadkill counters needed

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 02, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
The study wants cyclists to document sightings of animal roadkill spotted on rides.
URBAN EYE

Munjoy Hill native turns abandoned building into an ‘anti big box store’

on Feb. 02, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
On the surface it seems there are no shortages of places to pick up fresh food in Portland. But native Joe Fournier, who grew up on Munjoy Hill, begs to differ.
URBAN EYE

Munjoy Hill native turns abandoned building into an ‘anti big box store’

on Feb. 02, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
On the surface it seems there are no shortages of places to pick up fresh food in Portland. But native Joe Fournier, who grew up on Munjoy Hill, begs to differ.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

It’s not about the hair (face, weight, clothes)

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 31, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
Over the years, I’ve learned that my female critics and male critics attack different things.
URBAN EYE

New Portland festival celebrating local food scheduled for the summer

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
“This is not in any way for tourists,” said Eric Holstein, Fork Food Lab co-owner. “It’s local, local, local.”
URBAN EYE

Inside a Portland chef’s newest restaurant on Sunday River

on Jan. 30, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
EMMET MEARA
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 in the 2017 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.

Tom Brady needs to live it up and have a beer, hot dog

By Emmet Meara on Jan. 30, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
Have you seen his diet and lifestyle? That is a high price to pay, my friend.
WAYNE E. REILLY
Wayne E. Reilly

A battle raged in Bangor over immigration a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Jan. 29, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
“Race suicide,” the notion that an overabundance of immigrants would overwhelm the country’s “native population,” had become a concern for many across the country.
URBAN EYE

Portland’s local food maven is opening his second restaurant. Again.

on Jan. 26, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
URBAN EYE

Sisters hope new Asian dessert stand sticks with Portlanders

on Jan. 24, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
On the streets of Thailand sweet rice dishes are all the rage. On the streets of Portland, not so much. Until now.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

Son’s license brings new independence

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 24, 2017, at 1:31 p.m.
“Nothing is as terrifying as the first time your newly permitted driver merges onto the interstate in an actual, moving car.”
URBAN EYE

Here are some restaurants where you can still get a table for Valentine’s Day

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.
EMMET MEARA
An Apple iPhone 6 is seen on display at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City in this July 2015 file photo.

Can’t live without my magic cellphone

By Emmet Meara on Jan. 23, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
The amazing thing is that we have taken our phones for granted in the few years of their existence.
JULIA BAYLY
Coming to Rusty Metal Farm from Louisiana in January has been a bit of an adjustment for Chiclet, a chihuahua-Yorkie mix rescue dog.

The newest resident on Rusty Metal Farm is also the tiniest

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
“Ladies and gentlemen, may I take the opportunity to introduce Rusty Metal Farm’s newest and tiniest resident: Chiclet.”
Sarah Smiley

Life-size stormtrooper balloon was creepy and endearing

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 17, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Unfortunately, Jason is no longer with us.