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News from Greater Portland, including Cumberland and York counties.

 

Sangerville man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Bingham pharmacy more than 2 years ago

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 30, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Sangerville man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to the armed robbery more than two years ago of a Bingham pharmacy. James Stile, 57, was to have been tried before a jury beginning Monday in federal court in Bangor. A sentencing date has not been …
Angel Velez

Gray man arrested on heroin possession charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 30, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
A Gray man on bail on a domestic violence assault charge was arrested early Tuesday morning after a bail check produced heroin, police said. Angel Velez, 49, is facing charges of aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs and violating conditions of release, according to Maine Drug Enforcement …
CAMPAIGN 2014
Democratic nominee for governor Mike Michaud and Hillary Clinton stand hand-in-hand at the podium during a political rally on Oct. 24 at Scarborough High School.

Obama, Mitchell headlining Michaud campaign event in Portland

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 30, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
President Barack Obama and former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell are the latest high-profile Democrats set to take the stage to urge Mainers to elect U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud as Maine’s next governor. Michaud and Republican Gov. Paul LePage are locked in a neck-and-neck battle that recent polls …
CHRIS BUSBY (blog)

How to be really scared this Halloween

on Oct. 30, 2014, at 9:07 a.m.
As we get older, it gets harder to enjoy Halloween. Neighbors who were delighted to drop treats into your bag when you showed up, at age 8, dressed as Batman, have a very different reaction when you show up in a black mask, at age 38, demanding candy and threatening …
From the community

First Writers’ Knight at South Portland

By Jeannie Dunnigan on Oct. 30, 2014, at 7:59 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Cia Cafe, 72 Ocean St., Portland For more information: 9783601099 WHAT: First Annual Writers’ Knight WHEN: Thursday evening November 6 from 5 – 7 WHERE: The Cia Cafe in the Knightville neighborhood of South Portland Cia Cafe 72 Ocean Street …
THE BOLLARD (blog)

Highlights

on Oct. 30, 2014, at 7:33 a.m.
Vinyl Cape
Shanna Horner O'Hea, co-owner of the Kennebunk Inn, sits on the bed in room 17. Some believe the room is haunted by the ghost of former night watchmen and poet Silas Perkins, who died in the room.

Hauntings of an inn in Kennebunk

By Seth Koenig on Oct. 30, 2014, at 5:38 a.m.
Diane de Seversky was working the front desk at the Kennebunk Inn one summer night when a diner at the associated restaurant requested a new table. “This one gentleman came running in from the patio and said, ‘I know what I saw,’” de Seversky recalled. Once the …

Hauntings at The Kennebunk Inn

By Brian Feulner and Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 30, 2014, at 5:36 a.m.
Many believe The Kennebunk Inn has its share of ghosts.

Southern Maine seafood dealer gets 45 days, $100,000 fine for money transactions involving Spruce Head lobsters

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 29, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.
PORTLAND | The owner of an Eliot seafood dealership was sentenced Wednesday to 45 days in jail and fined $100,000 for illegally structuring cash deposits linked to lobsters purchased from members of the Spruce Head Fishermen’s Cooperative. The lobsters John Price, 58, acquired from the cooperative involved side sales …

Former Cutler backers announce support for Michaud

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 29, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Former Cutler supporters announced at a press conference in Portland on Wednesday their support of Democratic contender Mike Michaud for governor in order to defeat incumbent Republican Paul LePage.
From the community

Tour: Glad Tidings: The Merry Friendship of Longfellow & Dickens (featuring Portland blacksmith Sam Smith demonstrating his trade)

By Elizabeth Nash on Oct. 29, 2014, at 2:57 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822 ext 215; mainehistory.org Celebrate the Season with MHS! Glad Tidings: The Merry Friendship of Longfellow & Dickens Henry Wadsworth Longfellow …
Rachel Bouvier, an associate professor of economics at the University of Southern Maine, becomes emotional as she discusses layoffs at the school during a news conference held by faculty and students at the Portland campus Wednesday.

‘A pathetic shadow of what a university should be’: USM faculty, students say layoffs will gut programs

By Seth Koenig on Oct. 29, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
PORTLAND | University of Southern Maine students and faculty said layoffs at the school will hollow out popular departments and all but close down pathways to graduation for many students. “This university is just a pathetic shadow of what a university should be,” said Susan Feiner, professor of economics …
From the community

Tour: Glad Tidings: The Merry Friendship of Longfellow & Dickens (featuring pianist David Maxwell playing the Chickering piano)

By Elizabeth Nash on Oct. 29, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland , Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org Celebrate the Season with MHS! Glad Tidings: The Merry Friendship …
From the community

Tour: Glad Tidings: The Merry Friendship of Longfellow & Dickens

By Elizabeth Nash on Oct. 29, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: aine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portlnd, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org Friday, November 28 – Sunday, December 28, 2014 Celebrate the Season with MHS! Glad Tidings: The Merry Friendship of Longfellow & Dickens Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Charles …

New Hampshire woman pleads guilty to tax evasion, stolen check charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 29, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
PORTLAND | A New Hampshire woman faces up to 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty Wednesday to tax evasion and stolen check charges, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. A sentencing date has not been set for Janis Woods, 65, of Conway, New Hampshire. According to court documents, …
From the community

An Evening with Longfellow and Dickens

By Elizabeth Nash on Oct. 29, 2014, at 1:24 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822 ext 215; mainehistory.org Thursday, December 11, 7:00 pm Presented in partnership with Portland Stage Company An Evening with Longfellow and Dickens Ever wish you could sit in on …

Cutler not dropping out of race

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 29, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor, said at a Portland press conference on Wednesday that he’s aware the polls are not in his favor, and his supporters are free to vote for someone else, but he’s not dropping out of the race.
STEED (blog)

Infographic: For Whom Would Your Favorite Horror Movie Vote?

on Oct. 29, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
To celebrate the intersection of Halloween and Election Season, we at Knack Factory teamed up with Portland, Oregon based and author Sarah Marshall to visualize the implied political orientation of our favorite horror movies. You can click the image above (or right here) to have a closer look at what …
URBAN EYE (blog)

Mediterranean restaurant opens in Old Port: Meet Ebb and Flow

on Oct. 29, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
The new owners of Ebb & Flow, formerly Spread on Commercial Street, have had a busy summer. Behind the shrouded windows on the corner where most people turn for their daily catch at Harbor Fish, a stunning, 130-seat restaurant has been under construction. No more! Urban Eye got a peek …
CAMPAIGN 2014 | POLL QUESTION
Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor, said at a Portland press conference on Wednesday that he's aware the polls are not in his favor, and his supporters are free to vote for someone else, but he's not dropping out of the race.

Cutler says victory is ‘long shot,’ tells supporters to vote accordingly

By Mario Moretto on Oct. 29, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on Wednesday conceded that the contest has effectively become a two-way race — and that he’s not one of the two contenders. “I am confident and hopeful, but I’m also a realist,” he said, referring to the plethora of polls that have indicated his campaign …
 
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