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A LIFE ABOARD

Moving offshore and off the grid

on May 17, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The goal of my planning was entirely sustainable, off-grid living from May to November. All of our systems will run off of our 12-volt battery system, charged primarily by solar and additionally by wind generators.
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Strimling might veto the budget

on May 16, 2017, at 6:06 p.m.
Mayor Ethan Strimling listens as the Portland city council debates eliminating the job of his assistant.

Portland mayor threatens to veto city budget after council cuts funding for his assistant

By Jake Bleiberg on May 16, 2017, at 4:45 p.m.
“The council made a decision to undermine my office,” said Strimling.
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Biddeford waiter charged with sexually assaulting underage customers

By Journal Tribune staff, on May 16, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
A waiter at a popular Biddeford restaurant has been charged with sexually assaulting two underage customers.
Alaina Marie Harris holds the sneakers she designed for Keds.

Portland bait bag clutch designer creates sneakers for Keds

By Kathleen Pierce on May 16, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
“I love to design things that make me feel happy and beautiful.”
Jason Shedlock listens Monday night as Portland city councilors debate eliminating his job as assistant to Mayor Ethan Strimling.

Portland mayor calls council’s vote to fire his aide an attack on democracy

By Jake Bleiberg on May 16, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
“This body chose a budget that undermines my ability to do my job,” Mayor Ethan Strimling said.
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This massacre saw Portland abandoned for decades

on May 15, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.

Missing Portland man found safe

By Dawn Gagnon on May 15, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
A Portland man with behavioral health issues who had been missing since April 20 has been found.
A Falmouth police officer picked up this runaway pig on Mother's Day and returned it to its owners.

‘Swine whisperer’ officer apprehends pig on the run in Falmouth

By Nick McCrea on May 15, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.
“This [was] our Mother’s Day Sunday. Hope yours is half as fascinating,” the Falmouth Police Department wrote on Facebook.
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After this massacre, Portland was abandoned for 26 years

on May 15, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The English surrendered and a carnival of death ensued. The French and Natives bludgeoned, shot and stabbed almost everyone. Neither women, children or the wounded men were spared.
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A member of the VFW Deering Memorial Post color guard stands over William Brown's new headstone in Portland's Eastern Cemetery on Saturday morning following a dedication ceremony. Brown served as a powder boy on a warship during the Quazi War with France.

A disabled, nearly forgotten veteran finally got a headstone 163 years after he died

By Troy R. Bennett on May 13, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
A historic 1913 Rolls Royce, originally belonging to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's daughter, was vandalized Friday night.

Historic $1M Rolls Royce vandalized in Portland

By CBS 13 on May 13, 2017, at 10:18 a.m.
Overnight Friday, someone broke into the trailer behind Longfellow House in Portland and stole parts of the vehicle, including its iconic hood ornament.
A LIFE ABOARD

A transitional season and a change of scenery

on May 13, 2017, at 6 a.m.
This is supposed to be the time of year that we are sanding and painting, cleaning, rigging, and finishing up projects before the sailing season begins. Yet we’ve felt delayed, if not downright bummed out, when the majority of our available work days are fraught with cold, dark, damp or downright wet weather.
A LIFE ABOARD

A transitional season and a change of scenery

on May 13, 2017, at 6 a.m.
This is supposed to be the time of year that we are sanding and painting, cleaning, rigging, and finishing up projects before the sailing season begins. Yet we’ve felt delayed, if not downright bummed out, when the majority of our available work days are fraught with cold, dark, damp or downright wet weather.
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Beer Camp!

on May 12, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.

New sexual abuse allegations arise against former Biddeford cop

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on May 12, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.
A new case filed this week in U.S. District Court alleges a former Biddeford police officer sexually abused a teenage boy nearly 30 years ago.
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Otto Morales-Caballeros has been deported.

on May 11, 2017, at 5:28 p.m.
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Opium, for ‘a niche and well-educated market’

on May 10, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
Sandra Scribner Merlim speaks in Portland about the expected deportation of her husband, Otto Morales-Caballeros.

Deportee’s wife: ‘I’m not going to let this government tell us who we can love’

By Jake Bleiberg on May 10, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.
“I’m going to be wherever he is and I’m not going to let this government tell us who we can love and who we can marry.”
A money order in the amount of $550 is paid to the city of Biddeford by an anonymous offender for crimes committed 40 years ago.

Anonymous offender pays back Biddeford 40 years later

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on May 10, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
“Hello Mr. Mayor,” wrote the offender. “I am paying back for damages inflicted upon your city in the mid- to late ’70s. Also broke the window to the right of the door, also put a dent in the cruiser. As for the fire department, I pulled some fire call boxes (in the) same time frame.”