Goodwin’s Mills Fire Chief Rod Hooper, left, is looking for a dozen more fire police – people who provide traffic control, crowd control and scene preservation at fires and car crashes. One of their current fire-police officers John Leeman, right, is working to establish the Southern Maine Fire-Police Association to ensure all members have standardized training.

Demand grows in Maine town for fire-police hybrid officers

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on May 19, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Fire-police officers control traffic around fire scenes and make sure emergency vehicles have access.

Say goodbye to split fingernails. Mainers are reinventing the keychain

on May 19, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
Donations have been pouring in to fund this project on Kickstarter.

Westbrook police to host Coffee with a Cop

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 19, 2016, at 1:44 p.m.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, which allows for relaxed, one-on-one conversation with law enforcement personnel.

Portland man facing heroin, OUI charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 19, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
GORHAM | A report of an erratic vehicle on Route 25 Wednesday afternoon led to the seizure of heroin and the arrest of a Portland man, local police said. Zik Danquah, 37, is facing a charge of unlawful trafficking in heroin, a Class B felony, along with violating his …


on May 19, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
“An Evening of Contemporary Flamenco”
Bangor's population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year.

Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The latest figures project Bangor’s population dropped by about 250 in the past year.
Karl Ward, president and CEO of Nickerson & O'Day Inc., and Brewer school students from kindergarten through eighth grade direct a crane operator to raise the last steel beam on the Brewer Elementary-Middle School campus construction project during a ceremony involving the students, Brewer leaders and contractors on Nov. 12, 2009.

Maine construction companies facing worker shortage

By Mal Leary on May 18, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
As Maine’s economy continues to improve, construction projects ranging from new single-family homes to large commercial and government buildings are underway in the state, but builders say they are having trouble finding enough workers to meet the demand.

No women, wigs or lipstick: All-male Portland cast takes on Shakespeare

on May 18, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is not a comedy. It’s the story of a monarch who decides to divide his kingdom between his daughters. Two are awful and one is sweet. Loyalties are questioned, deceit is employed by the bucketful, betrayals abound, eyes get gouged out and the innocent are hanged. It’s a …

Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by moped in Portland

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 18, 2016, at 11:01 a.m.
A local man was injured late Tuesday after being struck by a moped on Brighton Avenue, according to police.

Maine real estate index inches toward pre-recession level

By Darren Fishell on May 17, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
Real estate activity in Maine continues to inch toward levels last seen before the housing market collapsed and took the rest of the economy with it.
Veterans paused Monday during a ceremony in memory of Richard Wormwood, who was listed as missing in action during the Korean War.

Family learns the truth about Maine soldier who went missing in Korea more than 50 years ago

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on May 17, 2016, at 1:16 p.m.
“We kept getting letters back we’d sent to him.”
A Yarmouth man spent an unexpected night in the woods after he got separated from his fishing party in northern Maine.

Maine fisherman spends unexpected night in the woods

By CBS 13 on May 17, 2016, at 11:33 a.m.
A Yarmouth man spent an unexpected night in the woods after he got separated from his fishing party in northern Maine.

Portland tattoo artist: ‘Everything I make is going to die’

on May 17, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
Note: The video and photos depict Dingwell working on a tattoo of a nude mermaid.  Making the decision to get a tattoo is a permanent choice. There’s no going back. Once the needle hits your skin, delivering its unerasable, subdermal ink, you’re marked for life. You’ll be taking the indelible …
Ashley Reynolds

FBI looking for teen ‘sextortion’ victims in Maine

By Seth Koenig on May 17, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
“Teenage girls were begging, literally begging him not to make them do more photos,” a judge said of this online predator.

Blazing meteor creates light show across New England sky

By CBS 13 on May 17, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
Local police officers caught the incident on their dash cams, including the Portland Police Department who watched the meteor as it came down.

Portland podcaster reaches the big time, gets picked up by top network

on May 17, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
“I feel like I’m living a modern Cinderella story where instead of the prince, the girl gets the podcast.”


on May 17, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
Talons of Spring, Canned Bread
A sign for the India Street Public Health Center in Portland.

Portland City Council votes to partially keep open clinic

By CBS 13 on May 17, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
The Portland City Council voted in favor to partially keep the India Street Clinic after efforts to try to save it. It’s part of a plan to pass a new city budget. Despite vocal opposition, by a vote of 8 to 1 tonight, the council voted to partially shut down …
Mike Smith, executive chef at Scales on Maine Wharf in Portland, sprinkles ingredients into a dish during the dinner rush on Thursday. Scales is a new seafood restaurant opened by the same team that runs Street & Company, Fore Street and Standard Baking Company.

Chef at newly opened Scales balances New England classics with contemporary tastes

By Kathleen Pierce on May 17, 2016, at 7:26 a.m.
“We have lobsters, we have steamers, but we also have these other things that aren’t New England classics that we would like you to try.”
Glen Brand, director of Sierra Club Maine, speaks to the media before boarding a chartered bus in Portland on Monday bound for Orono where National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and U.S. Sen. Angus King will listen to people on both sides of the debate over a proposed national monument east of Baxter State Park. The bus carried about 40 people who supported the creation of the monument.

Portland area residents want their voices heard in national monument debate

By Troy R. Bennett on May 16, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
About 40 people in favor of a national monument in the Katahdin region packed into a bus in Portland to come speak their mind at an Orono hearing.

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