Down East editors on three events not to miss in January.
Evangeline brings the feel and flavors of France to Longfellow Square.
The Maine Turnpike’s new rest area in West Gardiner has all the usual amenities for travelers: food, beverages, crafts, artwork and – getouttamywayIgottago – restrooms.
One problem. To use the facilities, drivers have to exit the highway. That means that after relieving themselves, they’re required to go through a toll booth to continue their trips on the pike.
Not to worry.
Deadline looms: According to a Nov. 29 posting by Thomas Cushing Munjoy, the mysterious masked marauder of the Maine media, the Seattle Times Co. has until Dec. 27 to complete a deal to sell the Blethen Maine Newspapers to Maine
I leave the state for a few minutes, and do people behave? They do not.
Let’s start with Matthew Dunlap, Maine’s secretary of state. For weeks, he’d been predicting a record turnout in the Nov. 4 election, based on the large number of absentee ballots being cast. But as soon as I slipped away for a little break from my onerous responsibility of keeping everything in order, Dunlap told the Associated Press he might have miscalculated. All those early voters weren’t
Portland abounds with opportunities to purchase work by local artists, crafters and designers for the holiday season In addition to getting some unique handmade gifts, many of the sales provide a chance for you to meet your maker. Try that at the mall.
The Studio Building Open Studios
December 5, 5-8 p.m.
536 Congress Street
Nearly 40 artists maintain studios in this building and several times a year,
In on the arrest: Westbrook police know how to time a bust. The local cops staged (and I do mean staged) the apprehension of Abbas Al-Hamdany of Gorham on Nov. 21 for maximum public exposure. Al-Hamdany was taken into custody at his Main Street convenience store in Westbrook in the
The pharmaceutical industry may be trying to change its image. After years of putting out miracle drugs with names that sounded like they were stolen from comic-book villains (“End the curse of restless cuticle syndrome with new Volterannz. See your doctor if your fingers stiffen for more than four hours, as this may be a sign of a rare-but-serious side effect for which you will need prescription-strength Glactophantec, which should not be used if you are sleepy, intend to become sleepy
Jubilant. That was the mood at the polls at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Party affiliations aside, though at my polling place it was heavy heavy Dems. The West End was once affectionately known as the People’s United Republic of the West End because supposedly there were more Democrats per square mile here than anywhere else in Maine.
Outside the polling place at the Reiche School, the parents association was selling baked goods to support the arts, the temperature was downright balmy and the
Bad forecast: The Forecaster chain of weekly papers will be one edition smaller after this week.
The parent Lewiston Sun Journal has pulled the plug on the Forecaster’s Lewiston-Auburn edition, but the move probably