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News from Greater Portland, including Cumberland and York counties.


Local lobsterman miraculously survives wreck at Dyer Cove in Cape Elizabeth, tourists take pictures instead of helping

on April 24, 2014, at 12:08 a.m.
Bob Raymond, a well known lobsterman from Cape Elizabeth, has taken a lot of grief over the years for the life jacket he wears when hauling his traps alone. After surviving a disastrous wreck on the rocky ledges near Two Lights State Park last week, which left his twenty foot …
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MECA senior awarded Windgate Fellowship

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Woodworking & Furniture Design Major at Maine College of Art, Rangeley Morton ‘14, has received the coveted Windgate Fellowship, a $15,000 award  given annually to 10 students who exemplify excellence working in the crafts. The Fellowship is aimed at helping students continue their practice after graduation. Rangeley will use …
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Graduation Policy Task Force invites public comment

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 2:38 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Graduation Policy Task Force created by the Portland Board of Public Education is recommending a number of changes in the graduation requirements for Portland Public Schools. The task force began work four months ago. Its proposals ( are designed to bring the district’s graduation policy into …
A color-coded map of Falmouth shows where Summit Natural Gas plans to install gas distribution lines over the next four years.

Towns just north of Portland prep for $42 million natural gas ‘backbone’ project

By Ben McCanna on April 23, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine — The first phase of a $42 million natural gas distribution project is imminent, but it’s still unknown when residents will be able to begin using the fuel in their homes. That was the takeaway from an informational meeting held Thursday, April 17, at Town Hall by Summit …
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Dennis Duggan

Dennis Duggan joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s as VP

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
PORTLAND, BRUNSWICK and MIDCOAST, Maine – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s  leading Luxury Property company, is pleased to  announce that Dennis Duggan has joined its team of  Maine real estate professionals as a Vice President specializing in Mid-Coast Real Estate Sales.  He will be located at the Brunswick office at …
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Dining at the crossroads

on April 23, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
  Will Congress Square become the new Monument Square? One restaurateur thinks so. Tom Bard of Zapoteca is banking that the corner of High and Congress streets will soon capture the city’s heartbeat. This month he is finalizing the lease for Toroso, the new Spanish joint he is opening with …
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2014 Old Port Hoopla 3v3 Basketball Tournament

By Colleen Corbett on April 23, 2014, at 2:02 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: The Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave, Portland, Maine For more information: 207- 221-0203; Casco Bay Sports is proud to present the second annual Old Port Hoopla 3v3 Basketball Tournament on May 3rd at a new location, the Portland Exposition …
Falmouth Town Councilor Claudia King, right, looks at designs for the Route One Infrastructure Plan in this photo from a public meeting at Falmouth Memorial Library in October 2013. The $12.3 million project is set to begin early next month.

Falmouth business district facelift to begin in early May — at a cost of $12.3 million

By Ben McCanna on April 23, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine — A long-planned, $12.3 million construction project that will change the face of the U.S. Route 1 business district will begin the week of May 5. The Route One Infrastructure Plan was the subject of a short presentation to the Falmouth Town Council on Wednesday, April 16. The …
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Federal grant audit for Maine Fiber Co. closed out

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 12:37 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Fiber Company, owner/operator of Maine’s “Three Ring Binder” fiber optic network, has announced that the final independent audit of its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program project has been completed by the firm of BerryDunn. As required, the audit has been forwarded to the Office of the Inspector General, …
STEED (blog)

Stop Telling Women to Smile Part II (The “You Just Might Be a Sociopath” Edition)

on April 23, 2014, at 12:31 p.m.
Without going too much into it, I wrote a piece about the street harassment of women. I acknowledged that many women are put off by strange men who randomly tell them to smile, and pointed to the work of artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (pictured above), which inspired the conversation. (A few …

Taking on the (pink) elephant in the room

on April 23, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
Perhaps the president of Dartmouth College has finally said what many other university administrators are feeling. Philip Hanlon didn’t mince words when he spoke to a group of student leaders, faculty and alumni earlier this month. He offered a withering critique of his own school, saying that its future “is …
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Dan Mitchell of Bernstein Shur to speak at fraud summit

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 10 a.m.
PORTLAND and AUGUSTA, Maine, and MANCHESTER, N.H. – Dan Mitchell, shareholder and chairman of the Data Security Team at Bernstein Shur, will speak at the Information Security Media Group’s Fraud Summit in San Francisco, Calif., on April 29. Mitchell spoke at the inaugural Fraud Summit in 2013 held in New Jersey and …
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Environmental Merit Awards given to four Maine recipients

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
 AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho presented the federal Environmental Protection Agency EPA’s annual Environmental Merit Awards to four Maine recipients.“I’m delighted to celebrate Earth Day by recognizing and congratulating Maine’s leaders in environmental stewardship. Maine was well-represented at the EPA’s annual award ceremony this …
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Free Comic Book Day May 3 at Nemo Publishing

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Nemo Publishing has announced it will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day May 3 with Casablanca Comics! Maine comic legend Jay Piscopo (Sea Ghost, Capt’n Eli, Squigglevision, Moonstone Comics) will be on hand to sign books and do free sketches fromNoon until 2 p.m. Free copies of Sea Ghost #1, …
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Peter Fendler, Raymond Emery of Norton Financial Services Recognized as leaders in the Independent Financial Advisor Industry

By Betta Stothart on April 23, 2014, at 9:08 a.m.
CUMBERLAND, Maine — Norton Financial Services, which offers employer sponsored retirement plans and investment management services to business and individuals, announced today that Peter J. Fendler, President of Norton Financial Services, and Raymond A. Emery, one of Norton’s Chartered Financial Consultants, have been recognized as leaders in their industry by …
PORTLAND, MAINE -- 04/15/14 -- Neil Reiter (left) along with Stella and Guy Hernandez, are opening a restaurant called Lolita on Portland's Munjoy Hill.

Old World style in new world setting, Munjoy Hill welcomes Lolita

By Kathleen Pierce on April 23, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — After seven years, Stella and Guy Hernandez closed Bar Lola in November. While regulars lamented, the Munjoy Hill restaurateurs promised they were committed to Portland’s East End and would return. When their new venture, Lolita, opens next month the culinary crowd will see the couple walks their …

Lolita to open on Munjoy Hill

By Troy R. Bennett on April 23, 2014, at 8:41 a.m.
A trio of owners talks about their new East End eatery in Portland.

NH man indicted on homicide charges in crash that killed Biddeford pastor, wife

By Liz Markhlevskaya, Foster's Daily Democrat on April 23, 2014, at 6:34 a.m.
DOVER, N.H. — Barrington resident John Shaw was indicted last week on four negligent homicide charges, alleging he caused the death of an elderly couple while driving under the influence of alcohol in August. Shaw, 49, of Barrington was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Aug. 31, 2013. Shaw was …


on April 23, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud speaks at an Earth Day press conference on Yarmouth waterfront on Tuesday. He blasted Gov. LePage's stance on renewable energy.

On Earth Day, Michaud takes digs at LePage’s environmental, energy record

By Mario Moretto on April 22, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
YARMOUTH, Maine — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud on Tuesday took several shots at Republican Gov. Paul LePage regarding the incumbent’s record on energy and environmental issues. Speaking during an Earth Day event organized by the Sierra Club of Maine at the Yarmouth Town Landing, Michaud said LePage has stood …
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