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The rainbow before the storm: Early-season blow coming

A partial rainbow glistening over Scarborough Marsh last weekend depicted the serene calm of pristine weekend weather, but now a big blow is coming, forecasters said. Mike Bettes, meteorologist and co-host of AMHQ on The Weather Channel, said, "It's an early season storm that promises to bring raw conditions, with persistent rain and a cold northeast wind. If this were a month later in the year we might be talking about a powerhouse snowstorm with epic... Read more


The nastiness factor

There's a swarm of nastiness in the crisp fall air. Similar to the common cold, nastiness isn't life threatening. It does however, drag on, often leaving a bothersome trace to remind us it existed. Some call the lingering fall-out of nastiness grudge-holding. Others call it an unfortunate isolated incident, and still others call it plain old BS. Reaching epidemic proportions, nastiness has descended in unbecoming and verifiable ways. Like many fine-tuned restaurants, the place where I serve... Read more

Sun Sports

Portland Pirates lose three in a row

The Portland Pirates (1-3-0-0) had their third loss of the weekend by a tally of 3-1 on Sunday afternoon when they took on the Bruins (2-2-1-0) in Providence, R.I. On Friday, the Pirates mbarked on their first road trip of the 2014-2015 season and were handed their first loss in the form of a 3-2 defeat by the Binghamton Senators. The Portland Pirates fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night.The next game for the... Read more


Music calendar

Friday, Oct 17 Gorilla Finger Dub Band with Hornitz at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 9:30 p.m.www.portlandempire.com The The Band Band at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20; 8 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com We Were Promised Jetpacks with The Twilight Sad at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 adv/$18 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portcitymusichall.com Saturday, Oct 18 Flyleaf with Ryan White and Lullwater at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $12; Doors at 8 p.m. HYPERLINK "http://www.portlandasylum.com/concerts"... Read more


Arthur Miller gem given added meaning by…

My New England upbringing puts me into a mood of yearning hearty fare when the autumn wind begins to howl. Meat and potatoes to stick to the ribs, nourishing through the long, dark, bitter winters. Our Soul and intellect hunger to be properly feed as well. Summer frivolity melts away into warm hazy memory. We are left naked against the elements, forced to deal with the realities of life once again. Voices from the Theater, for... Read more

All Things Digital


My 20-something step-daughter mentioned the other day that she's hardly on Facebook anymore and prefers Instagram as her main social network. I'm familiar with Instagram and even have the app on my iPhone, but hadn't really played with it yet. "How could it be better than Facebook?" I wondered. I didn't realize how significant the photo captions were. Instagram is to smart phones what Facebook is to computers, which may offer an explanation as to... Read more

Local Business

Defendants in Fajita Grill immigration c…

Brothers Guillermo Fuentes of Westbrook and Hector Fuentes of Waterville were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for hiring 10 or more undocumented aliens in a 12-month period and making false statements, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II. Guillermo Fuentes was sentenced to 37 months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release, Delahanty reported. Hector Fuentes was sentenced to 30 months in prison to be followed by one year of... Read more

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