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.
Gulf of Maine – An alarming new study from the Ocean Policy and Research Institute (OPRI) shows Maine’s sea water may have already exceeded previously forecast gentrification levels.
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.
Statewide – A grassroots effort to bring back a retired potato chip flavor has succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of its initiator, Mark Beal.
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.
Belgrade – Stan and Liz Jones report they were “touched, but uncertain” about an invitation to dinner with a scheduled start time of 12:30 from their new neighbors.
Orono – A new study from researchers at the University of Maine Cold Beverage Research Facility concluded something many Mainers already knew.