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Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland.

Secret Service opens investigation into Maine state rep’s anti-Trump tirade

By Jake Bleiberg on July 14, 2017, at 5:24 p.m.
The United States Secret Service has opened up an investigation into a Facebook rant made by Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if got close enough to him.
The city of Portland’s pilot program to help panhandlers find work needs donations.

Portland seeking donations to help pay panhandlers

By CBS 13 on July 14, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
In the program, panhandlers earn money for cleaning up public areas the city normally doesn’t have time to get to.
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The city manager wasn’t pulling punches with the mayor

on July 14, 2017, at 4:51 p.m.
Also, are we seeing the end of the tiny house craze?
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Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland

House speaker boots state rep from committees for anti-Trump rant

By Jake Bleiberg on July 14, 2017, at 10:25 a.m.
State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has been removed from two legislative committees because of statements he made online that suggested he would harm President Donald Trump if he got close enough.
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How a beautiful moonrise could mean the aliens are coming

on July 13, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter, another contender for the Blaine House and what’s irritating folks about this year’s upcoming Clam Fest.
The Yarmouth Clam Festival is now less than two weeks away, and while some parade goers have already picked out, and locked up, their spots, others are accused of taking that tradition too far.

Clam Festival parade ‘tradition’ irks some Yarmouth residents

By CBS 13 on July 13, 2017, at 6:05 p.m.
Big chairs, little chairs, old chairs, lawn chairs and ropes line up along Main Street weeks before the annual parade.
Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland in a 2015 photo

Collins, Maine Democrats denounce anti-Trump rant by state rep

By Jake Bleiberg on July 13, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
State Rep. Scott Hamann’s profane Facebook tirade calling the president a “joke,” a “rapist” and a criminal catapulted into the national news.
Ronald Parsons, 84, went missing the evening of Monday, July 10, in Portland. He was found Wednesday.

Missing Portland man, 84, found after hitchhiking to camp in Androscoggin County

By Seth Koenig on July 13, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
Portland police announced late Wednesday that an elderly man who went missing earlier in the week has been found.
The moon, as captured by John Stetson, rising above Casco Bay on July 9.

Unusual Maine moon sparks alien conspiracy theories

By Lindsay Putnam on July 13, 2017, at 8:07 a.m.
A photo of the moonrise over Casco Bay captured Sunday isn’t stirring up talk of Maine’s natural beauty. For some, it’s proof aliens exist.
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Meet a Maine man who can shuck 1,000 pounds of lobsters in a day

on July 13, 2017, at 7:34 a.m.
He can turn a steaming, red-shelled carcass into a mound of mouthwatering meat in just a few seconds.
Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Review shows deficiencies at Maine youth prison following transgender teen suicide

By Susan Sharon on July 12, 2017, at 8:16 p.m.
An outside consultant hired by the Maine Department of Corrections to review suicide prevention practices at the Long Creek Youth Development Center has found several deficiencies.
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They can teleport things into outer space now

on July 12, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.
A space vacation is still a long ways off, but Halifax about to become pretty accessible.
Ronald Parson, 84, went missing the evening of Monday, July 10, in Portland.

Portland police search for local man, 84, who went missing

By Seth Koenig on July 12, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
He was last seen Monday at The Woods at Canco, a senior living facility.
Kids stroll under the big screen at the Prides Corner Drive-In as night falls in Westbrook, Aug. 30, 2013.

Westbrook drive-in, a retro classic, to reopen this summer

Bangor Daily News on July 12, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.
The drive-in, which first opened in 1951, needed to switch from a 35-millimeter projector to a new digital projector to accommodate modern movie formats, and now they have it.
After Portland-based Elite Airways postponed its inaugural commercial flight to Halifax on June 30, the flight is rescheduled to takeoff Thursday.

With new direct connection to Halifax, international flights return to Portland jetport Thursday

By Kathleen Pierce on July 12, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
On Thursday, a new direct flight from Portland to Halifax takes off, touching down in Nova Scotia’s capital city in around an hour.
The sign on the door of the National Association of African American Studies in Westbrook.

Customers still waiting for refunds from Maine group which canceled Olympics trip

Bangor Daily News on July 11, 2017, at 6:27 p.m.
The National Association of African American Studies, based in Westbrook, collected thousands of dollars for a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, but canceled and never paid customers back.
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This 60-year-old Portland rabbi is a powerlifter. Her name is Braun. Of course.

on July 11, 2017, at 4:56 p.m.
In tonight’s edition of The Express newsletter: Maybe Amelia Earhart didn’t crash on the Marshall Islands after all.
A Chestnut Street building that the city of Portland uses as a shelter for homeless families is among the 30 properties owned by Stephen Mardigan that the federal government is seeking to seize in a civil forfeiture case.

Portland homeless shelter among buildings FBI seeking to seize

By Jake Bleiberg on July 11, 2017, at 3:36 p.m.
In a series of raids across Portland this spring, the FBI seized nearly $849,000 in money and watches from four Portlanders, although none of them appear to have been charged with a crime.
One City Center in downtown Portland

CMP parent company moves 140 employees to downtown Portland

Bangor Daily News on July 11, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
The company is moving workers from its financial and other executive offices to the prominent downtown Portland location.
Known for its unique toppings, OTTO Pizza headquartered in Portland, Maine will open its fifth and six shop by September.

Otto Pizza starts deliveries to Peaks Island

By Jake Bleiberg on July 11, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
The first pizza shipment will be carried aboard a boat flying a black Otto pirate flag Wednesday evening.