Portland City Councilor David Brenerman

Portland councilor won’t run, says city doesn’t need full-time mayor

By Jake Bleiberg on June 08, 2017, at 11:32 a.m.
David Brenerman, 66, said the decision not to pursue a second term in his most recent stint on the city council was driven by a desire to spend more time with his family — something, he said, that the officially part-time and modestly compensated council position has made difficult.
Maine State Police, Penobscot County Sheriff, and Brewer police work on the scene where 54-year-old Mark Ellis was killed after more than a 12 hour standoff with police at his home in Orrington on Wednesday.

Fatal police shootings surge in Maine in 2017

By Judy Harrison on June 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Twice as many people have been fatally shot by Maine police so far this year as in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.

Portland to allow homeless shelters in business, industrial zones

on June 07, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
The move would allow the city to open multiple smaller shelters around the city.

What it’s like to go from prison bars to handlebars

on June 07, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
I just know that nobody’s going to give you anything. They might give you a chance but you’re going to have to prove it for yourself.
The problems ranged from "check engine" lights to expired state inspection stickers.

State police to inspect Westbrook school buses after six pulled from fleet

By CBS 13 on June 07, 2017, at 7:03 a.m.
The problems ranged from “check engine” lights to expired state inspection stickers.

Portland to consider banning wild animal performances, like circus elephants

on June 06, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.
The Portland City Council will have its Health and Human Services committee look into a proposal by councilor Brian Batson to adopt an ordinance banning “wild animals” from performing in the city.
The rooms at the 1922 Higgins Beach Inn have been modernized with touches such as flat-screen TVs, AC and interior updates like pickled walls, plush chairs and vintage Maine tourism signs.

Higgins Beach innkeepers resist condo offers, commit to community with rehab project

By Kathleen Pierce on June 06, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.
“Without it, the whole beach would change. It’s the backbone of the community.”

Drunken wedding guests may ruin island golf carts for everyone else

on June 06, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
The Portland City Council is considering rules that would explicitly state you can’t have a passenger in your lap while driving a golf cart on a Casco Bay island.
Jesse Thompson of Kaplan Thomas Architects and the Portland Housing Authority's Jay Waterman on top of ultra-efficient Bayside Anchor apartments.

Ultra-efficient Portland apartment building doesn’t need central heating

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on June 05, 2017, at 6:41 p.m.
“I know it had great insulation. I had to shut off my heat in February — it was too hot.”

Congress Square activist launches bid for Portland City Council

on June 05, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
Among the 21 people endorsing her right off the bat are former Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant and Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument donor/advocate Lucas St. Clair.

South Portland’s revered Griffin Club may get new life

on June 05, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
Ginger Cote is best-known as a drummer who has toured with famous acts such as Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris

These two fishermen faced down a sea monster in Casco Bay

on June 05, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The creature had a long neck and a broad head held up, out of the water. It stopped 125 feet from their boat. Though they could see no eyes, they knew it was looking at them.
Westbrook police say one person has died in an early morning accident on Route 302 Saturday.

One person dead in early morning Westbrook car accident

By CBS 13 on June 04, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
The two car accident happened around 6 a.m. Sunday. The driver of one car was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Mount Desert Island scallop diver cuts out the innards of a scallop.

NOAA launches survey on health of Maine’s scallops, corals

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on June 02, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is launching two new surveys in the Gulf of Maine to gather data on two species whose management has become controversial — scallops and corals.

Abdi Ali gets bail

on June 02, 2017, at 4:57 p.m.

Police arrest suspect in May 30 shooting in Portland

on June 02, 2017, at 12:55 p.m.
Portland police have charged a former Massachusetts man with attempted murder after he allegedly shot another man May 30 on Preble Street.

Man to serve 12 years for providing methadone to man who overdosed

By Judy Harrison on June 02, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
A Limington man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to 12 years in federal prison for providing stolen methadone to a man who died of a drug overdose.
Abdi Ali, 28, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in a Portland courthouse following his arraignment for a drunk driving charge.

Judge grants bail to Somali man arrested in court by immigration agents

By Jake Bleiberg on June 02, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
The Somali man arrested by immigration agents in a Portland courthouse in April was granted bail by a federal immigration judge Thursday.
The University of Southern Maine

Former employee sues USM, alleging racism tied to wrongful termination

By Jake Bleiberg on June 01, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
Susan Hamilton is claiming that the University of Maine System wrongfully fired her in 2015 following a complaint that she created a hostile work environment and aggressively pushed her views on race and gender onto students and staff.

The ships are coming in.

on June 01, 2017, at 5:50 p.m.