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Columnist Andrew Marsters has a suggestion for schools and parents concerned about sending kids back into classrooms: ta...
09/18/2020

Columnist Andrew Marsters has a suggestion for schools and parents concerned about sending kids back into classrooms: take the learning outside https://bit.ly/3ktBwNr

Columnist Al Diamon calls "time out" on everyone clamoring for high school football in Maine https://bit.ly/35IZos6
09/18/2020

Columnist Al Diamon calls "time out" on everyone clamoring for high school football in Maine https://bit.ly/35IZos6

We're excited to announce the Phoenix is the new weekly home of Edgar Allen Beem and his Universal Notebook column. This...
09/18/2020

We're excited to announce the Phoenix is the new weekly home of Edgar Allen Beem and his Universal Notebook column. This week, Ed looks at how little it takes for Maine to have to deal with a #coronavirus superspreader https://bit.ly/35NhWHT

Don't miss United Way's Drive-Through Food Drive happening today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, continuing into Sunday, is ...
09/18/2020
Calendar, Sept. 16-30 | The Portland Phoenix

Don't miss United Way's Drive-Through Food Drive happening today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, continuing into Sunday, is the Farm-to-Easel Art Auction fundraiser for Wolfe's Neck Center. For benefit details and other awesome goings-on, take a stroll through this week's calendar.

Calendar, Sept. 16-30 By Portland Phoenix - September 16, 2020 189 "Sight Specific," an exhibition of paintings by Tina Ingraham is on view at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, through Oct. 3. The gallery can be reached at 772-2693. Hours are Mon.-Fri, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 1...

Fall brings a new effort to protect migrating birds in Maine. The Birdist has the details https://bit.ly/32y6opH
09/17/2020

Fall brings a new effort to protect migrating birds in Maine. The Birdist has the details https://bit.ly/32y6opH

It takes a lot to lure columnist Natalie Ladd to Florida in August, in the middle of a pandemic. But family is worth it....
09/17/2020

It takes a lot to lure columnist Natalie Ladd to Florida in August, in the middle of a pandemic. But family is worth it. https://bit.ly/3cb1rq3

Live, indoor, with-an-audience theater returns to Portland Stage next month, plus a roundup of what promises to be an "e...
09/17/2020

Live, indoor, with-an-audience theater returns to Portland Stage next month, plus a roundup of what promises to be an "eccentric" fall performance season in Maine https://bit.ly/35I9wBe

The Portland, Maine police citizen review panel sees ‘history repeating itself’ as its recommendations get a chilly resp...
09/16/2020

The Portland, Maine police citizen review panel sees ‘history repeating itself’ as its recommendations get a chilly response bit.ly/2RxVNVy

The Portland, Maine Planning Board OKs a Munjoy Hill housing project, and continues discussions on waterfront cold stora...
09/16/2020

The Portland, Maine Planning Board OKs a Munjoy Hill housing project, and continues discussions on waterfront cold storage bit.ly/2RwkMZh

The city of Portland, Maine saves almost $4M by furloughing workers, even as City Hall reopens services bit.ly/3hEye7Y
09/16/2020

The city of Portland, Maine saves almost $4M by furloughing workers, even as City Hall reopens services bit.ly/3hEye7Y

The pandemic has taken a toll on working mothers, and on a Portland, Maine business that supports them bit.ly/2Rz3xXn
09/16/2020

The pandemic has taken a toll on working mothers, and on a Portland, Maine business that supports them bit.ly/2Rz3xXn

Trail Sisters: Come along with Fit Maine to discover how group runs and camaraderie can empower women bit.ly/3hBBctV
09/16/2020

Trail Sisters: Come along with Fit Maine to discover how group runs and camaraderie can empower women bit.ly/3hBBctV

This week: on the trail to empowering women, citizen panel clashes with the city manager on @PolicePortland use-of-force...
09/16/2020

This week: on the trail to empowering women, citizen panel clashes with the city manager on @PolicePortland use-of-force reviews, #pandemic impact on working moms, election of the Portland, Maine Charter Commission is likely months away, North Street housing OK'd, Edgar Allen Beem, live theater returns, Natalie Ladd & more

Columnist Kate Gardner did something she thought she never would do: She got into a public argument with her family on F...
09/11/2020

Columnist Kate Gardner did something she thought she never would do: She got into a public argument with her family on Facebook https://bit.ly/3k11B6e

Maine 2nd District Congressman Jared Golden comes across as the kind of guy you wouldn’t mind having a beer with. So col...
09/11/2020

Maine 2nd District Congressman Jared Golden comes across as the kind of guy you wouldn’t mind having a beer with. So columnist Al Diamon did. https://bit.ly/2FcI2ZP

The change of seasons is dramatic in The County, especially summer to fall -- and especially this year: Columnist Jan Gr...
09/10/2020

The change of seasons is dramatic in The County, especially summer to fall -- and especially this year: Columnist Jan Grieco's latest "Letter from Aroostook" https://bit.ly/33b2FO6

Maine music fans have known Cindy Bullens for a long time. Now, Sam Pfeifle says, it’s time to get to know Cidny Bullens...
09/10/2020

Maine music fans have known Cindy Bullens for a long time. Now, Sam Pfeifle says, it’s time to get to know Cidny Bullens and his first new music and video as a man https://bit.ly/2FbNlZu

Join the opening ceremonies this afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at each of the following bus shelters: Ebenezer Akakpo, 519 Con...
09/10/2020
Gimme shelter: Portland bus stops become vehicles for artistic expressions of diversity | The Portland Phoenix

Join the opening ceremonies this afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at each of the following bus shelters: Ebenezer Akakpo, 519 Congress St., in front of Mechanics Hall; Justin Levesque, 88 Bedford St., near USM Muskie School; Pigeon, 325 St. John St., near Dunkin’ Donuts. http://portlandphoenix.me/gimme-shelter-portland-bus-stops-become-vehicles-for-artistic-expressions-of-diversity/

Gimme shelter: Portland bus stops become vehicles for artistic expressions of diversity By Emily Duggan - September 9, 2020 205 ​Ebenezer Akakpo during installation of his "Hope & Friendship" bus shelter Sept. 3 on Congress Street in front of Mechanics Hall in Portland. (Portland Phoenix/Jim Neuge...

Staffing, budget crises confront Portland, ME Public Schools with delayed opening only days away bit.ly/3hfKXOl
09/09/2020

Staffing, budget crises confront Portland, ME Public Schools with delayed opening only days away bit.ly/3hfKXOl

Parks officials in Portland, Maine continue to monitor "societal crisis" in Deering Oaks bit.ly/2Rb1loQ
09/09/2020

Parks officials in Portland, Maine continue to monitor "societal crisis" in Deering Oaks bit.ly/2Rb1loQ

Gimme shelter: METRO (Greater Portland Transit District) bus stops become vehicles for artistic expressions of diversity...
09/09/2020

Gimme shelter: METRO (Greater Portland Transit District) bus stops become vehicles for artistic expressions of diversity bit.ly/3bG1o5c

This week: METRO (Greater Portland Transit District) bus-shelter art promotes diversity, Portland Maine Police Departmen...
09/09/2020

This week: METRO (Greater Portland Transit District) bus-shelter art promotes diversity, Portland Maine Police Department budget and behavior under scrutiny, Portland, ME Public Schools face budget and staffing crises, new music from Cidny Bullens & more online and in print

Response to "public health risk" or "lack of human decency"? Portland Maine Police Department and ACLU of Maine disagree...
09/06/2020

Response to "public health risk" or "lack of human decency"? Portland Maine Police Department and ACLU of Maine disagree over action by officers caught on video. Watch and see what you think bit.ly/2F7HMuT

Join a Virtual Darkwave Dance Party tonight at 8, visit Able Baker Contemporary's exhibition from 3-5:30, or donate to t...
09/05/2020
Calendar, Sept. 2-16 | The Portland Phoenix

Join a Virtual Darkwave Dance Party tonight at 8, visit Able Baker Contemporary's exhibition from 3-5:30, or donate to the NAACP at the Thompson's Point showing of "Queen of Katwe" at 7 (listed under Benefits). If you miss today's happenings, check out future events or ongoing virtual ones. And whatever you do, we hope you enjoy your weekend.

Calendar, Sept. 2-16 By Portland Phoenix - September 2, 2020 192 "The Taste of A Cinder Block is Not a Cinder Block or an Ordinary Kind of Magic" is the new exhibition at Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Avenue, Portland, curated by Maine sculptor Aaron T Stephan, and featuring installations and s...

It's taken a few months, but columnist Andrew Marsters has reached the conclusion that maybe a little boredom isn't a ba...
09/04/2020

It's taken a few months, but columnist Andrew Marsters has reached the conclusion that maybe a little boredom isn't a bad thing https://bit.ly/2F2qrTK

Context is a quirky thing, columnist Al Diamon says: Too little and almost anything is open to misinterpretation, too mu...
09/04/2020

Context is a quirky thing, columnist Al Diamon says: Too little and almost anything is open to misinterpretation, too much and almost anything can be relegated to insignificance https://bit.ly/3biglul

"Kenowhere" no longer: columnist Natalie Ladd recalls the time she spent in #Kenosha and with the help of an old friend ...
09/03/2020

"Kenowhere" no longer: columnist Natalie Ladd recalls the time she spent in #Kenosha and with the help of an old friend explains why its recent troubles aren't that surprising https://bit.ly/2DpS4pC

If you agree that waking up at camp is the best, then you'll want to let Fit Maine be your guide to some of the best end...
09/03/2020

If you agree that waking up at camp is the best, then you'll want to let Fit Maine be your guide to some of the best end-of-summer camping spots Maine has to offer https://bit.ly/3brH0F6

Still no decision in Portland, Maine on a Charter Commission election date. But councilors do decide to include the leng...
09/02/2020

Still no decision in Portland, Maine on a Charter Commission election date. But councilors do decide to include the lengthy, full texts of 6 citizen initiatives with the Nov. 3 referendum ballot bit.ly/2EQpaPZ

Neighbors challenge West Commercial Street cold storage proposal as unfit for the Portland, Maine waterfront bit.ly/2YU8...
09/02/2020

Neighbors challenge West Commercial Street cold storage proposal as unfit for the Portland, Maine waterfront bit.ly/2YU8AWk

Judge's ruling, upcoming referendum add haze to recreational #marijuana plans in Portland, Maine. But some purveyors are...
09/02/2020

Judge's ruling, upcoming referendum add haze to recreational #marijuana plans in Portland, Maine. But some purveyors are ready to roll bit.ly/3hSPLKy

This week: the haze over retail marijuana sales in Portland, Maine, pushback against cold storage on West Commercial Str...
09/02/2020

This week: the haze over retail marijuana sales in Portland, Maine, pushback against cold storage on West Commercial Street, still no date for a Charter Commission election, Fit Maine takes you camping, Al Diamon, Ekhlas Ahmed, Andrew Marsters, and Natalie Ladd plus more, online & in print

Op-ed: Learn from the past, don’t let it dictate how Portland, Maine, is governed by electing Charter Commission members...
08/28/2020

Op-ed: Learn from the past, don’t let it dictate how Portland, Maine, is governed by electing Charter Commission members who see only racism at the root of the city manager form of government https://bit.ly/3aY6l99

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