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.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
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.

Finding adventure in Portland Harbor (video)

on Sept. 24, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
To break the pattern of daily life we set off in search of a micro-adventure in Portland Harbor.

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 …

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.


on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
King Memphis

There’s a good reason why the Fore Street development might not include a bunch of affordable housing

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. It’s fall, which means it’s time for my favorite odes to the season. (That second link contains some very salty language.) What we’re talking about A proposed $250 million development on the eastern waterfront might include one of the largest …

Three dozen dead birds have been found in Deering Oaks Park. It’s not clear what killed them

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Three dozen dead juvenile herring gulls were found at Deering Oaks Park over the past three weeks, and officials aren’t sure what killed them.


on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Diet Cig

King Memphis still rocking at 25

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.
Portland’s original rockabilly revival band, King memphis, is celebrating 25 years together at shows this weekend both in town and out-of-state.

Developers revealed their plans for a sprawling waterfront project today

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Today we got another glimpse of how Portland could look in 10 years. What we’re talking about This morning developers unveiled their plans for a quarter-billion dollar project along the water on the East End. You can see renderings of …

25 years on, this Portland band still 65 years behind the times

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
Like a rare rockabilly 45 rpm record, the origins of King Memphis are enveloped in the scratchy crackle and hiss of times long gone.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley of the Diocese of Portland (left) enjoys a moment with Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety during Gerety's 75th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on June 29, 2014, in Totowa, New Jersey. Gerety, who served as bishop in Maine from 1969-74, died at the age of 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in New Jersey.

World’s oldest Catholic bishop, who served in Maine, dies at age 104

By Laila Kearney, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
The world’s oldest Roman Catholic bishop, who championed civil rights and encouraged women to take a more active role in the church, has died in New Jersey at age 104, church officials said Wednesday.

Here’s what the massive Fore Street development would look like

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
Ten acres along Portland’s eastern waterfront would be built into an manicured neighborhood of residential buildings, shops and restaurants.


on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
Fat Knuckle Freddie

Oil spill response crew says its boat left Portland Harbor because pipeline couldn’t afford it

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:18 a.m.
Employees of Marine Spill Response Corporation on Sept. 9 asked the Department of Labor to provide income support and job training for the six Maine Responder crew members.

A new restaurant is banning tips, but tacking on a ‘cost-of-living’ surcharge

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Today: a restaurant that bans tips, layoffs, potential job losses and a new Clinton/Trump poll. What we’re talking about Kathleen Pierce lays out why a new Portland restaurant won’t ask diners for tips, but will charge them extra so the …

How we chose our newest crew member

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
The decision to bring a pet aboard has been brewing for a long time and endured many months of careful contemplation before deciding to start our search.

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