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Maine DEP issues over $400,000 for cleaning or closing landf…

Over $400,000 in reimbursement checks have been sent to 11 municipalities for landfill closure and cleanup costs bringing the total to $863,000 since January 2013, according to a state press release.In 2012, Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation so the Maine Department of Environmental Protection could pay back its bills to towns and cities who closed or remediated their landfills which were causing environmental and public health risks, the the Maine Department of Environmental Protection reported... Read more

Columns

Market Basket story adds spice to Labor …

Seemingly on cue, this Labor Day weekend brings the heartwarming conclusion of our weeks-old Market Basket grocery store labor controversy, a narrative that gave loyal workers an unlikely victory over greedhead evil-mongers eager to destroy a humble CEO's legacy of humanity, dignity, truth, justice and the family-owned American way!Perhaps I oversimplify.But compared to most media coverage, that's an understatement.Batman villains have more sympathetic backstories that the relatives of Arthur T. Demoulas, the CEO ousted by... Read more

Sun Sports

Sea Dogs seeking top playoff seed at hom…

The Eastern Division-leading Portland Sea Dogs (85-52) are in the midst of a regular-season ending eight-game home stand. The Sea Dogs are hosting the 51-86 Harrisburg Senators (AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals) through Labor Day beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m.The top two clubs in each Division compete in the Eastern League playoffs. Entering Thursday’s action Portland had clinched a post-season berth and was two games ahead of second-place Binghamton.The first round of the... Read more

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Music calendar

Friday, Aug 29 Mike Clouds Apollo’s Stamina CD release party at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portlandhttp://flasklounge.com Saturday, Aug 30 The Spinney Brothers at Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special, 10:45 a.m., Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Brunswick. https://www.facebook.com/ThomasPointBeach Carry That Tune: A celebration of labor, solidarity, and songat Mayo Street Arts Center, This event will feature musicians incorporating songs into their performances that relate to the topic of labor, in celebration of Labor Day and in solidarity with the Southern... Read more

Culture

Hits keep coming at Arundel Playhouse wi…

Labor Day weekend? How can it possibly be the end of Summer? Children back in school? How can this be and when did Summer ever really start? Yesterday was May and now I feel I have to get a few memories in the noggin before the snow flies. This past week I have walked around Portland, hiked some of the trail system, walked around Peaks and enjoyed a Casco Bay Ferry music cruise. I also drove... Read more

All Things Digital

Instagram

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

Cumberland Farms opens store on Woodford…

Cumberland Farms christened a newly renovated store in Portland at 512 Woodford St. with a gala grand-opening event on Wednesday, Aug. 20.Featuring a modernized design and architectural features, the store offers a range of hot food items from pizza to grilled hot dogs to fried favorites, the company reported in a press release. A grand opening event was held to celebrate the store’s opening and to kick off a month-long fundraiser for the Portland Youth... Read more

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