A Portland man left everything to his family, including his slave

on Oct. 23, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
When he died in 1743, he willed a house, a barn, a wharf, land, furniture, livestock and a man named Cambridge to his family.

This murderer was hanged in Portland’s Bramhall Square for piracy

on Oct. 22, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
His trial commenced on the morning of June 4th. By suppertime, he’d been convicted. The next day, the judge sentenced him to hang.
Ryan Harris

Sanford police arrest suspect in 2015 motel robbery case

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
According to police, Ryan Harris entered the motel in Nov. 24, 2015, armed with a knife and demanded money from the clerk.

Not guilty

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.

A Maine woman sailed all over the world, even though her family died at sea

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 4:21 p.m.
She was very seasick, the whole way.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

UMaine System releases plans for consolidated graduate center in Portland

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
Leaders of the University of Maine System released details of their plan to unite graduate programs for aspiring businesspeople, lawyers and public administrators under one roof.
Gregory Nisbet stands up after he was found not to be guilty of manslaughter by Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Thomas Warren on Friday in Portland. Nisbet is the landlord who owned the Portland building where six young adults died in a fire in 2014.

Landlord not guilty of manslaughter in Maine’s deadliest house fire in decades

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 21, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
The judge said the six deaths “were beyond tragic” but said that the court could not find “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the deaths would not have occurred but for Nisbet’s actions.
Owner Josh Moody stands outside Styxx, Portland's only gay nightclub, which will close on the first day of 2017 after decades of serving the local community.

Portland’s only gay nightclub is closing. Here’s what that says about LGBTQ rights today

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 21, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
After more than 30 years of serving the city’s LGBTQ community, the last last call at Portland’s only gay nightclub will come on New Year’s Day.


on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
East Cameron Folkcore/Dweezil Zappa

How long will you wait to turn on the heat?

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
Resisting the coming season, and savoring autumn, we collectively begin a silent competition. Who will be the last person to turn on the heat?

The Noyes Street fire verdict will be announced tomorrow

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Mary Bonauto, the Portland attorney who successfully argued for marriage equality before the United States Supreme Court, receives the Maine History Maker Award from the Maine History Maker Award.

Maine lawyer honored as history maker for role in marriage equality fight

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
“We’re still not done,” the Portland attorney told the roughly 100 people there to honor her.

This newspaperman’s tombstone is shaped like a printer’s block

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
He began his long, ink-stained career as a printer’s apprentice at the old, daily Eastern Argus around 1872, when he was 14-years-old.

Kittens make the presidential debate more civilized in Portland

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 10:48 a.m.


on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7:27 a.m.

The last Trump-Clinton debate is tonight. We’ll get through it together

on Oct. 19, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
Tonight, we’ll soothe the bitterness of the presidential debate with a pen full of kittens

When Portland’s mayor had a militia shoot into a crowd

on Oct. 19, 2016, at 4:20 p.m.
Dow ordered a city militia to fire into the unarmed crowd gathered on the steps of City Hall.
Victor DiGregorio

Sanford city councilor to plead guilty to election fraud

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on Oct. 19, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
If the plea arrangement is accepted by a judge during a scheduled court appearance Monday, Victor DiGregorio will serve seven days in an alternative sentencing program, performing public service.

A year after suspension, Freeport physician again sanctioned by state

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
A Freeport cardiologist disciplined in 2015 for having a sexual relationship with a patient has again been sanctioned by the Maine Board of Licensure of Medicine and Office of the Attorney General for filing inaccurate and incomplete applications to renew his medical license and for reappointment to the staff at Mercy Hospital in Portland.

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