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Coyne promoted to regional correctional administrator in Reg…

John Coyne, known for his service as a Portland city councilor, has been promoted to Maine Department of Corrections regional correctional administrator for Region 1 Juvenile, a state press release noted.Colin O'Neil, assistant director of treatment, Maine Department of Corrections, said, "I am pleased to announce that John Coyne has accepted the position of Regional Correctional Administrator for Region 1 Juvenile. He will start his official duties on Monday, July 28 and will be located... Read more

Columns

Cow tipping makes the list

After the craziness of last year's holiday season, column space was dedicated to my top 10 best and worst tips of 2013. Equally as reliable, but not as funny as Bob Marley's Christmas shows, the annual "best and worst of" lists have earned a twisted following of their own. On top of readers expressing amusement and incredulity, a bunch of industry folks chimed in with tipping doozies as well. The result was a follow-up column... Read more

Sun Sports

Sea Dogs hold off Mets in likely playoff…

The Eastern Division-leading Portland Sea Dogs (66-38) took two of three games at home this week from the surging second-place Binghamton Mets (61-42) in a likely playoff preview. The top two clubs in each division compete in the Eastern League playoffs. Entering Thursday's action, Portland was 4.5 games ahead of Binghamton. Third-place New Britain would have to make up a lot of ground to make the playoffs, as they trail Portland by 15 games and Binghamton... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

(To place a paid advertisement for a music event, please call 699-5809.) Tuesday, July 8 Tall Horse with Lisa/Liza and Mouth Washington at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 9 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com John Hiatt & the Combo with The Robert Cray Band at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30-$55; Doors at 7 p.m.www.statetheatreportland.com Wednesday, July 9 CLASH: Steely Dan vs Doobie Brothers at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10 p.m.www.portlandempire.com Nouveau-Expo with The Effects at Flask, 117... Read more

Culture

The Delta Generators delve deep into the…

The Delta Generators opened for Miner at One Longfellow Square Saturday night, but the hard-rocking blues band was really the main attraction. Miner is a band from Los Angeles that's been getting some airplay lately, and the DG's didn't mind the earlier set. The O'Neal brothers comprise half of the Delta Generators, and they wanted to visit their father, who lives in Old Orchard Beach. Rick O'Neal plays bass guitar. Charlie O'Neal plays guitar. Craig Rawding... 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

What does one drink too many risk?

A new law in Maine, LD 1729, brings into focus the lifetime consequences of operating a motor vehicle under the influence (OUI) – particularly for habitual offenders. The new law now looks at a driver's 10-year record when considering punishment for felony OUI convictions. But there are even more long-term consequences for any OUI conviction. Here's how it impacts insurance, foreign travel and family disruption. Maine's newly revised OUI law increases license suspensions for people with... Read more

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