On a winter’s day in 1899, the city of Deering vanished from the map of Maine. It was eaten up by its hungry neighbor to the east that wanted its land and its Republican voters.
A statue of him now sits in a director’s chair at the corner of York, Pleasant and Center Streets.
“It’s actually not that special of a story,” said Kamron King, the freshman playing the bulldog. “Being a mascot, for a hearing and a deaf person, is exactly the same thing.
Offshore wind gusts of almost 40 mph drove waves against the rocks at the foot of Portland Headlight in Cape Elizabeth this morning.
Eddie Walsh of Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department clears the white stiff from City Hall Plaza on Wednesday. Walsh said laughingly that he was, “One of the city’s finest snow fighters.”
The sky was spitting snow over the city before 9 a.m. but it didn’t seem to slow much down.
Street performing, or busking, for tips is an age-old practice. According to the Busker Street Union, it’s a tradition going back to medieval Europe where local merchants would invite entertainers to their storefronts, plazas and public squares to attract pedestrians and increase business. As far as I know, nobody invited Tim Burns and Joshua LaChance down to […]
“I knew most of them,” said Carlson, who was also recently homeless. “I knew a lot of the people who passed away this year, unfortunately.”
Food, especially sweets, knows no language barrier.
I never met photographer Mason Philip Smith. I wish I had, but it’s too late now.