Portland – With Maine no longer observing Columbus Day, members of one former working-class Portland neighborhood are observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day with all-day celebrations.
Augusta – Facing what lawmakers call a “scourge” of distracted driving, the Maine State legislature passed a new bill to fine drivers caught looking for a copy of Skynyrd’s Greatest Hits CD in their car, even when stopped.
New Hampshire/Maine Border – The first woman Mainer in space, Jessica Meir, will spend 6 months aboard the International Space Station, which means a quick stop across the border to visit the New Hampshire State Liquor store first.
Augusta — A judge has ordered Paul LePage to remain 500 feet from any political activity as part of a restraining order filed against the former governor today.
Statewide – Popeye’s fast-food restaurant is making waves on social media with its new chicken sandwich, and Mainers have their own thoughts about the fast-food meal, most of which revolve around questions about the very existence of Popeye’s chicken.
Bangor – Danny Cummings is pulling out all the stops for his friend’s nuptials this weekend, getting his finest tie-dyed Grateful Dead shirt out of the closet in preparation of the event.
Portland – Editors at Maine’s largest paper are scrambling this morning after a drafted document, not yet meant to be seen, was accidentally posted to the newspaper’s website and social media feeds.
Portland – In a welcome display of bipartisanship, Portland’s Mayor and City Council agree the traffic circle at Brighton and Deering avenues and Falmouth Street will more than adequately dissuade the homeless from begging there.
Rockland – The self-described “arts capital of Maine” has seen rents on the rise as more people discover the midcoast town, and now one of its iconic South End landmarks is under threat. Continue reading “Gentrification Threatens Historic Rockland Home Where Midcoast Residents Once Bought Drugs as Teens”
I-295 – Shocked onlookers are reporting a sight never yet seen by Mainers: an official state vehicle travelling on the highway at the posted speed limit.