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South Portland council considering Cottage Road improvements - Press Herald

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South Portland council considering Cottage Road improvements
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Haeuser said the preferred solution is a $900,000 project that would be funded by grants to the city from the Maine Department of Transportation. This proposal would include the installation of three rapid-beacon, pedestrian-activated signs; realigning

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This Portland homeowner wrestled with whether to remove a beloved old tree - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

This Portland homeowner wrestled with whether to remove a beloved old tree
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
It stood next to a small, shingled brown bungalow on a one-block, dead-end street in Portland, Maine. The tree sheltered the little house, and the woman who lived there, too. In spring, she remarked on its beautiful crimson buds. In summer, she enjoyed

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Maine ice climber reaches new heights in Camden - Press Herald

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Maine ice climber reaches new heights in Camden
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But for Howes, the storm was the final ingredient needed to form the new ice climbing route, the first in at least 17 years, at one of the most popular climbing destinations in Maine – Barrett’s Cove in Camden. Howes, 35, a professional climber and

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Five places to go in Portland, Maine - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Five places to go in Portland, Maine
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
For decades, drivers in Portland, Maine, sped by Thompson’s Point, a forlorn peninsula jutting into the Fore River just west of Interstate 295. Described as “the biggest dump in Portland” in the local independent monthly The Bollard in 2011, the area

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Commentary: Sexual harassment in Maine startups thrives on a backwards philosophy - Press Herald

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Commentary: Sexual harassment in Maine startups thrives on a backwards philosophy
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It’s been 3 weeks since the Portland Press Herald published an article about the sexual harassment allegations against Jess Knox, the loss of the $475,000 Kauffman Foundation grant and the shuttering of Venture Hall. A short-lived backlash ranged from

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Maine Observer: The adventure of moving to a new home - Press Herald

Maine Observer: The adventure of moving to a new home
Press Herald
My husband and I are in our 80s, and we have moved 10 times over our 59 years of marriage. Sometimes a move would be because of a job transfer; other times we wanted to try something new, such as living on a farm or in the city of Boston, or changing

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Loved ones believe mental illness led Chance Baker to bad decisions – and into the sights of a gun - Press Herald

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Loved ones believe mental illness led Chance Baker to bad decisions – and into the sights of a gun
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Lodged inside his brain was a single bullet, shot by Portland police Sgt. Nicholas Goodman because Baker, acting erratically and waving the gun around, had – over the course of the prior 10 minutes – been deemed a threat. Goodman, who declined to

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This Portland homeowner wrestled with whether to remove a beloved old tree - Press Herald

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This Portland homeowner wrestled with whether to remove a beloved old tree
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Portland city arborist Jeff Tarling’s best guess is that the family who lived here then – possibly Frank H. Sawyer, clerk at a grain company, according the 1916 City Directory, or perhaps Jens Christian Bruns and his wife Alberta, who owned the place

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Skiing in Maine: WinterKids Passport Program growing into outdoor adventures - Press Herald

Skiing in Maine: WinterKids Passport Program growing into outdoor adventures
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Their school programs (under the umbrella of their “Guide to Outdoor Active Learning,” or GOAL) integrate outdoor activity and learning into lesson plans for Maine preschools and elementary schools, and the annual “WinterKids Challenge” incentivizes

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