• Maine August 9, 2022 6:03 pm

    Portland Launching New Bike Share Program

    Next week, Portland, Maine will see the result of a decade-long push for a new way to get around the city. A bike share program will launch finally launch in the city with what is expected to be 30 bike stations and 200 bikes. The bikes can be accessed through an app and will be available in both pedal and…

  • Portland July 11, 2022 8:51 am

    One Dead, 7 Others Injured After Boating Accident in Conn.: Officials

    State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said they’re investigating a single-vessel boating accident that happened just north of Petzold’s Marina. There were eight people on board the boat, two of which were minors between the ages of six and 12, DEEP officials said. The children were taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment. “The boat collided...

  • plane crash July 8, 2022 6:40 pm

    Small Plane Crash at Portland Jetport Sends 2 to Hospital, Closes Airport

    A small plane crashed Friday at the Portland International Jetport, the Maine city’s major airport, police said. The two people on board were taken to the hospital, Portland police said, with injuries that are not life-threatening. The airport was temporarily closed. Flights were being held at their points of origin, and five flights heading to Portland were diverted to...

  • Portland July 7, 2022 7:03 pm

    Reports of Mysterious Monkey in Portland

    There’s a monkey mystery in a Portland, Maine neighborhood.  On both Monday and Wednesday, multiple people reported seeing a monkey right outside of Tandem Coffee + Bakery on Congress Street in the city’s West End. “My friend Chloe said, ‘oh my God, is that a monkey?’ I said yeah, I thought it was a monkey too!” said Anna McMurchy,...

  • Maine July 7, 2022 5:31 pm

    Reports of Mysterious Monkey in Portland

    Several witnesses say they have seen a monkey on the loose in Portland, but it has yet to be captured or claimed.

  • small businesses June 16, 2022 10:24 am

    The Sports Bra Is a Bar That Plays One Thing: Women's Sports

    Maybe you’ve run into this problem over the years: you want to catch some of the biggest female sports stars compete – only there’s nowhere to actually watch these games. That was the issue Portland native Jenny Nguyen, a sports fan and former basketball player, kept running into, so she decided to create a solution: the Sports Bra. The Sports Bra...

  • Sports June 14, 2022 9:38 pm

    She Couldn't Find a Bar Showing Women's Sports, So She Opened One

    Jenny Nguyen got frustrated back in 2018 when she was trying to watch the NCAA women’s basketball final, and none of the TVs at a local sports bar were showing the big game. Out of that frustration, Nguyen conceived the idea for The Sports Bra, her Portland hangout where women’s sports are always on and the best athletes in women’s...

  • Boston Celtics June 10, 2022 6:39 pm

    Maine Celtics Eyes Major League Parent's Performance in NBA Finals

    Boston is not the only city with a local team eyeing another step towards an NBA Championship in Game 4 on Friday night.  Portland, Maine, and the Maine Celtics, the G-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics that is also owned by the latter team, are excited to see 10 players who spent at least some time in Maine on the…

  • Rebound June 7, 2022 10:12 am

    Canceled Tours, Threatened Attractions: Tourism Contends With Climate Change

    The Pacific Northwest is famous for its rain, but recent climate change has brought drought, wildfires and landslides, forcing a Portland, Oregon, tour company to restructure its outings along the Columbia River Gorge. America’s Hub World Tours canceled 360 trips while the Eagle Creek Fire burned in 2017, when areas along the river were shut down and trees and vegetation…

  • Rebound June 7, 2022 10:09 am

    From Portland to Miami, Climate Change Threatens Local Tourism

    For small tourism businesses across the U.S., climate change is fundamentally shifting the experiences and sites they’re able to offer clientele. “We’re seeing ski destinations without snow in the winter, we’re seeing beaches increasingly eroded,” says Expedia’s VP of sustainability, Aditi Mohapatra. “So there’s the kind of physical manifestations of climate change that are having a real impact on...

  • Portland May 26, 2022 9:15 am

    ‘How to Murder Your Husband' Writer Found Guilty of Murdering Her Husband

    A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.

  • Maine April 23, 2022 12:47 am

    Busy Stretch of Maine Highway Closes for Bridge Replacement

    Detours, noise and a decent amount of traffic are on the way for people planning a trip through a certain section of Maine highway this weekend. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, all lanes of Interstate 295 will close as the approximately 60-year-old Veranda Street Bridge, which roughly 55,000 to 75,000 travelers use daily, is demolished and replaced. That…

  • Elections April 12, 2022 5:35 pm

    Proposal Would Allow Non-Citizens to Vote in Portland Municipal Elections

    In a matter of weeks, leaders examining Portland, Maine’s city charter may give final approval to a measure they have initially OK’d that would allow non-citizens in the city to vote in municipal elections. “It’s a matter of justice for me, it’s a matter of inclusion,” said Patricia Washburn, the commission member who first proposed the measure, during a...

  • Maine April 7, 2022 8:45 pm

    Standoff Between Maine's Largest Hospital, Insurer Could Impact Hundreds of Thousands

    Maine’s largest hospital and its biggest insurer are in a faceoff that could affect hundreds of thousands of people in the state. On Wednesday, Maine Medical Center in Portland said it would make the Anthem insurance company out-of-network in 2023 if a financial disagreement between the two entities is not resolved. The hospital claims Anthem owes it more than $70…

  • bus stop April 6, 2022 8:09 pm

    Battle of the Bus Stops: Boston and Portland Vie for Best in US

    In a different kind of finals bracket, bus stops in two New England cities are in contention to be named the best in the U.S. this year. Stops in Boston and Portland, Maine, are engaged in a mass transit melee, with infrastructure from both cities reaching the final round of a contest called “America’s Best Bus Stops 2022.” Over...

  • Portland February 21, 2022 2:34 am

    1 Killed, 5 Hurt in Shooting During Protest in Portland, Oregon, Police Say

    A march was planned at the Portland park to protest police violence after the killing of Amir Locke in Minneapolis in early February.

  • Maine January 19, 2022 7:49 pm

    Flights at Portland Jetport Will Be Impacted By Runway Repairs This Spring

    If you or someone you know is flying into or out of the Portland International Jetport this spring, you may want to keep reading and also keep an eye on itineraries. From April 18 at 8:00 a.m. to June 13 at 5:45 a.m., the main runway at the Jetport, which runs East-West, will be closed for a $13.7 million major…

  • portland jetport January 19, 2022 5:28 pm

    Major Runway Repairs at Portland Jetport Will Impact Flights This Spring

    Jetport officials say anyone with a flight booked to or from Portland, Maine, from mid-April to mid-June may want to check for a rebooking notice.

  • COVID-19 January 14, 2022 9:14 pm

    169 More National Guard Troops to Help Aid COVID Response at Maine Hospitals

    Another 169 Maine National Guard members are heading to health care facilities in the state to help out as COVID-19 cases spread. The initial announcement was made on Tuesday, with Gov. Janet Mills explaining Friday that 16 facilities would receive the additional support. Maine Medical Center in Portland is expected to receive the most National Guard members, with 30 planned…

  • Maine January 12, 2022 10:53 pm

    Painting by Marsden Hartley Last Seen 40 Years Ago Found in Maine

    A painting by the American modernist Marsden Hartley that had been missing for 40 years was found in a bank vault, a significant step toward recovering the works of an increasingly appreciated artist who considered himself “the painter of Maine.” The painting, “Friend Against the Wind,” was completed in 1936 and had its last known public display at a Portland…

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