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News from Greater Portland, including Cumberland and York counties.

Richard Potorski said there are still misconceptions about the home invasion that left him paralyzed, and now, he's ready to set the record straight.

Two years after home invasion, paralyzed victim breaks silence

By CBS 13 on March 03, 2015, at 11:01 a.m.
YORK | Two years after he was shot in his own home and left paralyzed, a York man is sharing his story. Richard Potorski said there are still misconceptions about what happened, and now, he’s ready to set the record straight. “It’s tough, but I manage,” he said. Potorski …

One Maniac’s Meat

on March 03, 2015, at 10:56 a.m.
Swampfront Real Estate

The Beer Babe

on March 03, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
Those who can, can

That’s My Dump!

on March 03, 2015, at 10:46 a.m.
75 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth

Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies investigating home invasion in which man was assaulted

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 03, 2015, at 10:42 a.m.
CASCO | A man was taken to a hospital Monday night after a home invasion on Timbuktu Drive, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the residence shortly after 6 p.m., according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. The caller had reported a …

Outta My Yard

on March 03, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
Snow flake

As (Art Collector) Maine Goes…

on March 03, 2015, at 10:35 a.m.
An op-ed by Bill Lundgren

Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2015

By Sheila K on March 03, 2015, at 10:31 a.m.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Friday, April 17, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, April 18, 2015 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Cross Insurance Arena , 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, Maine For more information: 202-261-1322; Want to learn how to heat your home and …

Jewish Community Alliance gets $2.5 million gift for community center

By David Harry on March 03, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
PORTLAND — Spring meetings with neighbors and city officials are expected as the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine plans for a new community center to be built on the site of the former St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. “We really are going to be going forward,” Ellie Miller, alliance …

Pulling Light: Clint Fulkerson & Kim Crichton

By Graham Wood on March 03, 2015, at 9:03 a.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine For more information: 2079567422; Ocean House Gallery & Frame presents new work by two Maine artists, Clint Fulkerson and Kim Crichton. Pulling Light is new work that …

Gorham man gets 70 months for drug trafficking, firearms charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 03, 2015, at 8:35 a.m.
PORTLAND | A Gorham man will spend 70 months behind bars on drug trafficking and firearms charges, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Richard Magee, 58, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. In addition to his prison term, he will be required to complete three years …

Portland, Straight Up

on March 03, 2015, at 8:22 a.m.
by Cliff Gallant

The Breakfast Serial

on March 03, 2015, at 8:17 a.m.
The King’s Head

Mmmmm Drugs!!

on March 03, 2015, at 8:11 a.m.
by Brett Newburn


on March 03, 2015, at 8:06 a.m.
Los Lobos, “1971”

Experienced speakers break mental illness misconceptions

on March 03, 2015, at 12:57 a.m.
Last week, the Portland National Alliance on Mental Illness featured a series of presentations at the Wishcamper Center on mental illness. Three people who spoke during the presentation were Creighton Taylor, Karen Evans and Nancy Boucher. Through sharing their personal experiences of resilience and recovery, these three spoke to raise …

Project AWARE youth filmmakers premiere movie on self-harm

on March 02, 2015, at 4:11 p.m.
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Project AWARE youth filmmakers premiere their short movie “a better place.” 6-7:30 p.m. April 9, at the Little Theater in Biddeford High School. Created to raise awareness about self-harm, the evening will include a discussion with expert youth and adults including student writer-/directors Faith Bishop and Camille …
A 2014 rendering of the Bayside Anchor project shows the four-story apartment building planned for 49 Boyd St. The Portland Housing Authority will rent 36 affordable housing units and hopes construction can begin by June 2015.

No, Gagnon, Portlanders aren’t anti-development

By Dennis Bailey on March 02, 2015, at 1:44 p.m.
In his latest BDN column, “Maine’s development conundrum” (Feb. 25), Matt Gagnon’s right-wing partisan sympathies overwhelm his worldview to the point where facts apparently no longer matter. Instead of objective evidence, Gagnon simply asserts that all would be well in Maine were it not for an “anti-development movement” hostile to …

Letters & Comments: Consciously Forgotten History

on March 02, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.
The University of Southern Maine is steadily losing its’ history. I have worked here for 14 years. I have seen people come and go over the years and each time someone who has really had an impact, I mean really, leaves behind their work. The countless hours put into everything …

Solargraphy slow moments in time

on March 02, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.
The new USM solargraphy exhibit consists of 28 images that show the whole length of the Kennebec River. These photos, taken with a pinhole camera and given long exposure, act as a diary that tells the story of the river as it goes through seasonal changes. To make the pictures …
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