Stories about Portland

News from Greater Portland, including Cumberland and York counties.


Gorham man, 62, to serve 6 years in prison for possessing child pornography

By Beth Brogan on March 03, 2015, at 3:48 p.m.
PORTLAND | A 62-year-old Gorham man who collected “vast amounts of child pornography for many years” and distributed it to others was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison. John Whittenburg will serve six years of supervised release following that prison term, according to a release from Assistant U.S. …
Portland chef Shannon Bard's first cookbook "The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen" has just been released.

Zapoteca chef released bold first cookbook

By Kathleen Pierce on March 03, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.
PORTLAND | Shannon Bard does not quit. Days after the Portland chef’s first cookbook was released, the co-owner of Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria is already planning her next one. “I am compiling recipes and stories for tequila dinners, a chef tasting table book,” she said on the phone from …

* CANCELLED Yoga and Nature

By Holly Twining on March 03, 2015, at 2:02 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Maine Audubon – Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth, Maine For more information: 2079892591; Celebrate the spring equinox! Join us for a yoga workshop in southern Maine to welcome in the season of renewal and growth. Local yoga …
Island residents who park in the Casco Bay Municipal Parking Garage at 54 Commercial St. in Portland had to renew their monthly passes because of a software update. The change has created challenges for those who don't live in Maine year round.

Island residents: Portland parking garage pass renewal unfair

By Colin Ellis on March 03, 2015, at 1:12 p.m.
A change at the Casco Bay Lines garage has stirred island residents who say it means they can’t use the Commercial Street building. Last month, island residents who pay for monthly parking received letters telling them they had to come in by Feb. 24 to renew their …
Portland artist Mei Selvage talks about some of her work in a solo exhibit called "Express Wisdom in Visual Poetry and Storytelling" in the Joanne Waxman Library at the Maine College of Art on Monday.

Portland tech guru turned artist draws on Chinese roots

By Seth Koenig on March 03, 2015, at 1:01 p.m.
Mei Selvage’s story can perhaps best be told through the analogy of a lotus flower. It took a move to America and some rude commentary about her accent and clothes to push the Portland technology guru over the edge to becoming one of the area’s fastest rising …
Lobsterman Jack Merril is a past performer who will be returning for the fourth annual event.

Fourth annual ‘Voices of the Sea’ in Portland

on March 03, 2015, at 12:32 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — This spring, Maine Maritime Museum will be bringing together some of the most talented men and women of the working waterfront to share poetry and songs inspired by life on the ocean for the fourth annual Voices of the Sea. The event kicks off at 7 pm …

The Wild End of Wharf Street

on March 03, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.
Will Portland’s notorious nightclub district grow up or die?
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
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