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New Portland festival celebrating local food scheduled for the summer

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
“This is not in any way for tourists,” said Eric Holstein, Fork Food Lab co-owner. “It’s local, local, local.”
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Inside a Portland chef’s newest restaurant on Sunday River

on Jan. 30, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
EMMET MEARA
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 in the 2017 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.

Tom Brady needs to live it up and have a beer, hot dog

By Emmet Meara on Jan. 30, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
Have you seen his diet and lifestyle? That is a high price to pay, my friend.
WAYNE E. REILLY
Wayne E. Reilly

A battle raged in Bangor over immigration a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Jan. 29, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
“Race suicide,” the notion that an overabundance of immigrants would overwhelm the country’s “native population,” had become a concern for many across the country.
URBAN EYE

Portland’s local food maven is opening his second restaurant. Again.

on Jan. 26, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
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Sisters hope new Asian dessert stand sticks with Portlanders

on Jan. 24, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
On the streets of Thailand sweet rice dishes are all the rage. On the streets of Portland, not so much. Until now.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

Son’s license brings new independence

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 24, 2017, at 1:31 p.m.
“Nothing is as terrifying as the first time your newly permitted driver merges onto the interstate in an actual, moving car.”
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Here are some restaurants where you can still get a table for Valentine’s Day

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.
EMMET MEARA
An Apple iPhone 6 is seen on display at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City in this July 2015 file photo.

Can’t live without my magic cellphone

By Emmet Meara on Jan. 23, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
The amazing thing is that we have taken our phones for granted in the few years of their existence.
JULIA BAYLY
Coming to Rusty Metal Farm from Louisiana in January has been a bit of an adjustment for Chiclet, a chihuahua-Yorkie mix rescue dog.

The newest resident on Rusty Metal Farm is also the tiniest

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
“Ladies and gentlemen, may I take the opportunity to introduce Rusty Metal Farm’s newest and tiniest resident: Chiclet.”
Sarah Smiley

Life-size stormtrooper balloon was creepy and endearing

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 17, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Unfortunately, Jason is no longer with us.
Emmet Meara

Harvard linguist not averse to flaunting word skills

By Emmet Meara on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
There is no such word as irregardless. The word is regardless, dummy.
WAYNE E. REILLY
Wayne E. Reilly

Boozileers make last minute effort to pull the plug on Bangor’s liquor trade

By Wayne E. Reilly on Jan. 15, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Bangor’s famed liquor empire faced an uncertain future a century ago as the nation marched toward prohibition.
MORE BANG(OR) FOR YOUR BUCK

A little more time, please.

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
URBAN EYE

Portland company creates Tom Brady bag

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
Artist Bill Duncan a neighbor of the Jepsons on Madawaska Lake, experiments with a new painting technique on a beach in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Couple preserves culture, history of northern Maine on video

By Kathryn Olmstead on Jan. 12, 2017, at 2:09 p.m.
URBAN EYE

This Portland coffee shop’s lattes come with unicorns and bears

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
Latte art has been part of the coffee circuit for years. But most baristas don’t freestyle like this on a daily basis.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

If 1950s women were trapped, so are we

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 10, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
In 50 years, people will look at media from today and laugh at the impossible parenting standards that were placed on us.
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A restaurant that opened with fanfare is closing after only 15 months

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
What went wrong?

College education didn’t prepare homeowner for clogged drain

By Emmet Meara on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
I wasted five years of my young life at Northeastern University. They never taught me anything about pipes and drains.