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Be an Olympic medalist without leaving the couch. Really.

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
Also in the latest edition of The Express newsletter, a new housing project for Parkside.
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Warm water and warm memories at this easy paddling spot close to Portland

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
We watched double-flippers come off a long rope swing as they plunged into the water over and over.
Supporters stand with a Fair Rent Portland sign.

Groups seeking Portland referendums to protest city ballot mistake

By CBS 13 on Aug. 09, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
Activists who submitted thousands of signatures to Portland’s city hall over rent control say they are not giving up their fight.
A man, who refused to give his name, preaches loudly against abortion outside Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland in 2015.

State noise ordinance can be used against abortion protesters, court rules

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
Portland police may enforce Maine’s noise ordinance against protesters outside Planned Parenthood’s Portland clinic, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said.
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One Portland baby, 33 park vacations

on Aug. 08, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter: A Boston Celtics player is coming to Portland, and where locally you can get special glasses to watch the eclipse.
The sun sets on the Portland skyline.

Dead body found in Portland’s West End neighborhood

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 08, 2017, at 11:09 a.m.
Police believe the man may have been a jogger based on what he was wearing.
With a solar eclipse anticipated in the United States in a month, NASA warns that not all solar eclipse viewing glasses are safe.

Portland library hands out free glasses for watching the eclipse

By CBS 13 on Aug. 08, 2017, at 10:05 a.m.
Library staff members said it’s a fun way for Mainers to enjoy the natural world.
Portland City Hall is reflected in the windows of a building across Congress Street.

Clerk mistake will keep citizens’ initiatives off the November ballot

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 07, 2017, at 6:27 p.m.
The city clerk had set Monday as the deadline to submit signatures for referendums, but a city spokeswoman said that there is not enough time for the questions to go through the requisite process.
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Just one more example of how coffee saves lives

on Aug. 07, 2017, at 5:01 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter: Why today’s adolescents are more mentally in danger even if they’re physically safer than ever before.
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Volunteers with Fair Rent Portland delivered 2,500 petition signatures to City Hall — a thousand more than needed to qualify for the ballot.

Portland rent control question gets one step closer to ballot

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Aug. 07, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.
Volunteers with Fair Rent Portland delivered 2,500 petition signatures to City Hall — a thousand more than needed to qualify for the ballot.
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When a woman making coffee saved a family from drowning

on Aug. 07, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
When the 20 million gallon Munjoy Hill reservoir burst, the ensuing torrent destroyed two houses and killed four people.
Le Grand Bleu, a massive yacht owned by Russian-American oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler, sits anchored near Fort Gorges in Portland Harbor on Monday morning. The yacht is 371 feet long.

Russian-born oil tycoon’s yacht, one of the world’s largest, anchored in Portland Harbor

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 07, 2017, at 11:34 a.m.
Le Grand Bleu, one of the world’s largest yachts, is anchored in Portland Harbor near the historic island Fort Gorges.

Man, 44, dies in Westbrook motorcycle crash

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 07, 2017, at 10:59 a.m.
A 44-year-old man died late Sunday night after crashing his motorcycle in Westbrook, according to police.
As Portland celebrates tall ships weekend, there are some who believe tall ships aren't the only things at home in Casco Bay.

Mainers believed there was a sea monster in Casco Bay 200 years ago

By CBS 13 on Aug. 05, 2017, at 9:41 a.m.
As Portland celebrates tall ships weekend, there are some who believe tall ships aren’t the only things at home in Casco Bay.
Anthony Sanborn Jr. listens in a Portland courtroom in April 2017 as the key witness in his 1992 murder trial recants the testimony that helped send him to prison.

Review of Anthony Sanborn murder conviction will move forward

By CBS 13 on Aug. 04, 2017, at 7:40 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn says he was wrongly convicted back in 1992 of killing Jessica Briggs, and he wants the murder conviction thrown out.
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NPR tackles the issue of gentrification in Portland

on Aug. 04, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
Plus, the return of tall ships, baseball star Ryan Flaherty and… winter.
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Students aboard the training ship Oliver Hazard Perry, which is docked in Portland through Sunday. (Alexa Maslowski | CBS 13)

Kids are experiencing life on the open ocean thanks to tall ships in Maine

By CBS 13 on Aug. 04, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
“You get to see them progress and become better and better sailors, take more charge of the vessel.”
Hemi, a pit bull and labrador mix, sits on the lap of owner Chelsye Mason in this undated photo. Hemi's barking alerted Mason and her fiancee that their home was on fire early Tuesday morning, saving the family, but the dog perished in the flames. The family considered him a hero.

Hero dog credited with saving family from fire ‘will be insanely missed’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 03, 2017, at 6:13 p.m.
Chelsye Mason and her fiance awoke Tuesday morning to the bark of Hemi, their pit bull and labrador mix, alerting them to the flames that were devouring their Naples trailer.
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The sad story of a Maine dog who gave everything for his family

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 5:26 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter, why the owner of Sisters Gourmet Deli said her workers were so calm when a man barged in and screamed they were all “going to hell.”
City workers Barry DeDomenico (left) and Kenneth Pringle feed the truck with large recycling containers from a multiunit building in Portland's Old Port on Wednesday. A new city ordinance requires landlords to provide a means of recycling to residents who live in multiunit apartment buildings.

Portland to roll out large recycling carts, but some say they’re too big

By CBS 13 on Aug. 03, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sixteen and 18-gallon curbside bins will be replaced with large 64 gallon carts with wheels and lids.