The Old Port is looking more and more like the mall

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Here’s what’s up. What we’re talking about Another national retail chain is moving into the Old Port. Modern furniture store West Elm will be taking over the empty building at the corner of Middle and Market streets. The home furnishing …

Portland’s pigeon whispering poet wants you to keep your head up

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Sarabia writes poetry but he doesn’t call himself a poet. “I’m a language sculptor,” he said. “I’m too sexy to be a poet.”
The suspect is described a white male, in his early 20’s, approximately 5’7”, with an average build.

Police search for man in attempted armed robbery outside restaurant

By CBS 13 on Sept. 28, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
South Portland police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at Buffalo Wild Wings.
An employee works in the fabricating facility at Fairchild Seminconductor in South Portland in 2009.

Fairchild’s new owner plans to cut 130 jobs, but won’t say where

By Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
The new owner of a South Portland semiconductor plant plans to cut more than 100 jobs, but it’s unclear whether any Maine workers would be included in that layoff.
Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

‘An urge to help': How a caring adult changes the course of a child’s life

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.

Two city councilors want to create a task force to better protect renters

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
It’s part of a first draft of a plan to add protections for Portland renters.

Portlanders put Clinton ahead in debate, but wish for more options

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
“My first thought was that I wish there was a third podium up there and people would look at the other options that exist.”


on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
“Robert Frank: Sideways”
Daren the lion asks for a high-five at a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.

The research isn’t with D.A.R.E — but police love it, and Maine schools still use it

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Around 60 schools in Maine still use D.A.R.E., more than any other packaged program.
"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.

Norwegian tourist pleads guilty to threatening to kill Portland police

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:32 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office at 533 Congress St., where we’re getting ready to chow down on pizza and watch the first presidential debate. You should come join us. What we’re talking about The Norwegian tourist who threatened to kill Portland police officers with explosives and assault weapons …
Norwegian tourist Espen Brungodt, 28, who was traveling through Portland with his family, was arrested after threatening in an email to kill police officers with explosives and assault rifles, authorities said.

Norwegian tourist who threatened to kill Portland police pleads guilty to federal charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
The Norwegian tourist arrested in August after threatening to kill Portland police officers with explosives and assault rifles pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of making threatening interstate communications.
Kindergarten teacher Terri Lowe with student Tristan Kobayashi at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Maine among worst places in country to make living as a teacher, financial website says

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
If you want to become a teacher, Maine is among the toughest places in the country to make a living once you step into the classroom, according to a report released Monday by a finance website.

Maine couple sentenced for stealing disabled daughters’ Social Security

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
A Topsham couple who used more than $100,000 in Social Security disability benefits paid to their disabled twin daughters for travel and items such as a motorcycle will serve five months in prison followed by five months of in-home detention.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized about a pound of crack cocaine, as well as fentanyl and a loaded firearm during a drug raid Tuesday, May 10, in Fairfield.

Overall crime rate down, but violent crimes on rise in Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
While the state’s overall crime rate decreased last year, violent crimes against people in Maine increased, with drugs blamed as the “driving force” behind them, according to state law enforcement officials.

Giant clammers come to life outside a Portland bar

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Artist Susan Bartlett Rice of Walpole started the project — commissioned by the building owner — more than a week ago. This morning, she said, if the weather stays nice, she should finish by the end of the week.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
Mark Holbrook of Brunswick, 2016 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District

Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7 a.m.
With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.

Finding adventure in Portland Harbor (video)

on Sept. 24, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
To break the pattern of daily life we set off in search of a micro-adventure in Portland Harbor.

Join BDN Portland for the presidential debate Monday

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street and a happy weekend to you all. What we’re talking about BDN Portland will host a viewing party for the first presidential debate this Monday at Think Tank Coworking. Join our local team and political reporter Michael Shepherd to watch …

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