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News from Greater Portland, including Cumberland and York counties.


Man seriously injured in York County crash

By CBS 13 on Aug. 31, 2014, at 8:55 p.m.
YORK COUNTY, Maine — A man is seriously injured after crashing overnight on U.S. Route 1. Rescuers flew the victim to the hospital after working for 45 minutes to free him from the vehicle. The crash happened on Route 1 at the York and Ogunquit town line. The 37-year-old victim …
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Every mid-to-late 90s point of reference that appears in Can’t Hardly Wait

on Aug. 31, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.
Last night I watched Aguirre, Wrath of God, tonight I watched Can’t Hardly Wait. Aguirre is clearly the superior film, but having come of age in the late 90s, Hardly strikes a few more chords than I’d like to admit. From Lauren Ambrose’s hair to Seth Green’s inspired performance as …

August on the lobster boat in photos

on Aug. 31, 2014, at 6:50 p.m.
This past month the crew on the F/V Foxy Lady saw quite a few pre-dawn mornings. This means a few things- foggy steams out of the harbor, grumpy lobstermen (myself included), and brilliant sunrises. Enjoy:  

Maine lobster boat in rough seas (videos)

on Aug. 31, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
I always try to explain to people just how difficult it is working on a lobster boat, especially in rough weather. Well last week I had the rare opportunity to get some video footage on a steam to some offshore traps when the wind suddenly picked up. Keep in mind, …
A researcher catches a mosquito in a plastic box in Germany.

Mosquito pool in York tests positive for EEE

By CBS 13 on Aug. 31, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.
YORK, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said a mosquito pool in York tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The exact location isn’t being revealed. This is the first positive test for EEE in Maine this year. In 2013, 26 mosquito pools tested positive, and several …
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5 favorite not-at-all fancy Portland restaurants and bars

on Aug. 31, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
Portland has so many amazing, high profile, chronically celebrated restaurants that it is easy to forget those just “pretty good,” solidly reliable places that consistently hit the spot. When you want something as simple as a burger, figuring out where to go can quickly spiral into a bout of existential …

Teachers matter: How Mr. Miskell changed the world

on Aug. 31, 2014, at 12:10 a.m.
One afternoon almost 40 years ago, my ninth grade geometry teacher, Mr. Miskell, stood in front of a chalkboard, paused, and then proceeded to change the world – making it a better place for me, forever. This time of year, around Labor Day, with local schools gearing up for fall, …

Sea Dogs set franchise record with 87th victory

on Aug. 30, 2014, at 9:57 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs took advantage of three errors and downed the Harrisburg Senators 5-1 Saturday night at Hadlock Field. The win marks the 87th of the season, and sets a record for the most wins ever in franchise history, besting the 1995 team’s 86 victories. The …

Bridgton man dies hiking in NH

By Staff, CBS 13 on Aug. 30, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.
Portland television station WGME, CBS 13, is reporting that a Maine hiker has died after suffering a medical emergency while climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Jefferson. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reported that 63-year-old Gregory Larson of Bridgton, Maine, was stricken Friday afternoon near the summit of the 5,712-foot …
Randy B. Smith

Nearly 39,000 arrest warrants remain unserved in Maine

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
Police say 63-year Randy B. Smith of Owls Head began stalking a Camden woman after his relationship with her deteriorated. They said he would break into her home, once hid in her basement, and in another instance, he threatened to stab her. Smith was scheduled to answer to those criminal …


on Aug. 30, 2014, at 8:04 a.m.
Portland Brew Festival

With help from Warhol, new grants available for Maine artists

By Kathleen Pierce on Aug. 29, 2014, at 6 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — On Friday, Portland’s nonprofit arts venue SPACE Gallery announced it will grant Maine artists up to $5,000 to create innovative public projects under The Kindling Fund. Part of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ regional regranting program, the new, statewide initiative opens the door for …
Sheila Hill-Christian

Portland set to name interim city manager

By Staff, The Forecaster on Aug. 29, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Deputy City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian awaits only a Wednesday, Sept. 3 City Council vote to be named acting city manager. The vote is scheduled immediately after councilors formally accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Rees, who will step down that day. Hill-Christian will take over at …

America’s first circus college dishes on choosing Portland, how it’s ‘serious about education’

on Aug. 29, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
On the latest edition of the Ink & Pine podcast, we talked with Peter Nielsen and Alisan Funk, president and academic program director, respectively, for the Circus Conservatory of America. The conservatory will be America’s first circus college, and is an anchor part of the $100-plus-million redevelopment of Portland’s high …

Boy, 10, reported missing Friday found safe

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2014, at 2:02 p.m.
OGUNQUIT, Maine — A 10-year-old boy who had been reported missing early Friday afternoon was found safe, according to police. Ogunquit police Lt. Matt Buttrick said the boy, who is from New Hampshire, was found safe by a member of the town’s fire department around 2 p.m. The boy, whose …

Kennebunk police find body of man who apparently shot himself outside station

By Staff, York County Coast Star on Aug. 29, 2014, at 1:39 p.m.
KENNEBUNK, Maine— Police are investigating an incident in which a man allegedly drove into the Kennebunk Police Department’s parking lot Thursday night, got out of his vehicle and shot himself. Kennebunk Police Chief Bob MacKenzie said an officer arriving for his shift around 10 p.m. found the man dead outside …
A gun was allegedly discovered in a passenger's carry-on luggage at Portland International Jetport on Thursday.

Passenger stopped at Portland jetport security checkpoint after gun allegedly found in luggage

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 29, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland International Jetport passenger was stopped at a security checkpoint Thursday when a firearm was reportedly discovered in his carry-on luggage. The passenger, a 51-year-old man, was stopped about 10:30 a.m., according to Michael McCarthy, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration. While the man may …

Goodbye Hello Newman

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 29, 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
Popular 90′s cover band Hello Newman calls an end to their weekly show in Portland after nearly five years. But they’re not breaking up, band members say.
Club members take aim at targets at the Spurwink Rod & Gun Club on Sawyer Road in Cape Elizabeth in this November 2012 file photo.

Cape Elizabeth gun club struggling to make required safety improvements

By Kate Gardner, The Forecaster on Aug. 29, 2014, at 12:53 p.m.
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — The firing range committee will ask the Cape Elizabeth Town Council to give the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club an exception from new town regulations, so the club can start building safety walls as soon as possible. The committee on Aug. 22 reworded the gun club …
Marilynn Windust, a visitor from Phoenix, Arizona, plays with her dog, Jack, on Pine Point Beach in Scarborough in this October 2013 file photo.

Dog owner says new Scarborough beach leash laws have ‘done nothing except negative’

By Shelby Carignan, The Forecaster on Aug. 29, 2014, at 12:35 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — As the first summer with new leash laws and a beach monitoring program comes to a close, the Canine Education and Enforcement Committee is prepared to make recommendations for improving the welfare of dogs and endangered birds on Scarborough beaches. Over the course of five meetings this …
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