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Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME

For more information: 207-780-5555; usm.maine.edu

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Laura Kargul, in concert: Composers on the Edge

FACULTY CONCERT SERIES – Laura Kargul in Concert: Composers on the Edge

By Lori Arsenault on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:46 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME For more information: 207-780-5555; usm.maine.edu Laura Kargul, internationally acclaimed pianist and music professor at the University of Southern Maine School of Music will give a solo recital entitled “Composers …
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Two city councilors want to create a task force to better protect renters

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
It’s part of a first draft of a plan to add protections for Portland renters.

The Farm Stand Celebrates 2nd Birthday

By Diane Russell on Sept. 27, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: The Farm Stand, 161 Ocean Street, South Portland, Maine For more information: (207) 749-5544; facebook.com/TheFarmStand207/ On Saturday, October 1st, The Farm Stand, a local foods market at 161 Ocean Street in South Portland will be celebrating its 2nd Birthday. The …
Fork Food Lab tasting room opens this week. Co-owner Bruno Tropeano of Gelato Fiasco holds up a cup of an experimental flavor people can try here.

Portland food lab opens tasting room

By Kathleen Pierce on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
“Through experimental product lines, we are trying to give people a taste of a wide variety of food.”
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Portlanders put Clinton ahead in debate, but wish for more options

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
“My first thought was that I wish there was a third podium up there and people would look at the other options that exist.”
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Highlights

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
“Robert Frank: Sideways”
"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.
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Norwegian tourist pleads guilty to threatening to kill Portland police

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:32 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office at 533 Congress St., where we’re getting ready to chow down on pizza and watch the first presidential debate. You should come join us. What we’re talking about The Norwegian tourist who threatened to kill Portland police officers with explosives and assault weapons …
Norwegian tourist Espen Brungodt, 28, who was traveling through Portland with his family, was arrested after threatening in an email to kill police officers with explosives and assault rifles, authorities said.

Norwegian tourist who threatened to kill Portland police pleads guilty to federal charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
The Norwegian tourist arrested in August after threatening to kill Portland police officers with explosives and assault rifles pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of making threatening interstate communications.
Kindergarten teacher Terri Lowe with student Tristan Kobayashi at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Maine among worst places in country to make living as a teacher, financial website says

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
If you want to become a teacher, Maine is among the toughest places in the country to make a living once you step into the classroom, according to a report released Monday by a finance website.

Maine couple sentenced for stealing disabled daughters’ Social Security

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
A Topsham couple who used more than $100,000 in Social Security disability benefits paid to their disabled twin daughters for travel and items such as a motorcycle will serve five months in prison followed by five months of in-home detention.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized about a pound of crack cocaine, as well as fentanyl and a loaded firearm during a drug raid Tuesday, May 10, in Fairfield.

Overall crime rate down, but violent crimes on rise in Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
While the state’s overall crime rate decreased last year, violent crimes against people in Maine increased, with drugs blamed as the “driving force” behind them, according to state law enforcement officials.
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Giant clammers come to life outside a Portland bar

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Artist Susan Bartlett Rice of Walpole started the project — commissioned by the building owner — more than a week ago. This morning, she said, if the weather stays nice, she should finish by the end of the week.

UMaine climate change scientist will discuss ice melt, adaptation at Maine-Arctic Forum Oct. 3

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:53 a.m.
PORTLAND — The director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute will talk about the Arctic’s changing climate and resulting economic opportunities and geopolitical concerns Monday, Oct. 3 at the University of Southern Maine. Paul Mayewski, who has led expeditions and conducted climate change research in the Arctic and all …

The Union of Maine Visual Artists present “MONSTERS!” curated by Jessica McCarthy

By Jessica McCarthy on Sept. 25, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Community Television Network (CTN), 516 Congress Street, Portland, Maine PORTLAND — “MONSTERS!” is an invitational group show that will be held at the CTN galleries at 516 Congress St. The opening reception will be held during the First Friday Art …
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Highlights

on Sept. 25, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
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Mark Holbrook of Brunswick, 2016 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District

Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7 a.m.
With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.

FREE Noon Tunes Bluegrass Concert with Lincoln Meyers & Steve Roy 10/11

By amy sinclair on Sept. 24, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 317 Main Community Music Center, 317 Main Street, yarmouth, Maine For more information: 207-846-9559; 317main.org Noon Tunes ­ A FREE Monthly Concert Series ­ Returns To 317 MainStory continues below advertisement. Why settle for lunch at your desk, in the …
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How To Say YES with NO

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.
I am not alone here, I know, we are bombarded by requests for our time, our space, our resources (financial and otherwise) constantly. Buy this, take that, do this, have more… the list goes on. Often time we say yes. Ok. Sure. Why not? Especially if it is free. Besides, it is …
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Join BDN Portland for the presidential debate Monday

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street and a happy weekend to you all. What we’re talking about BDN Portland will host a viewing party for the first presidential debate this Monday at Think Tank Coworking. Join our local team and political reporter Michael Shepherd to watch …