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Rain, big waves roll through with nor'easter

As this week's nor'easter loosened its grip Friday, city crews continued cleaning up, with city officials reminding the public, if possible, to help clear any clogged catch basins that they may find.The National Weather Service in Gray predicted between 2-4 inches of rain from the nor'easter."We had winds gust as high as 40 miles per hour," said Eric Schwibs, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, noting "scattered power outages" as a result of the storm.Weather... Read more


Governor LePage's re-election: The Gover…

Does Governor Paul LePage look like a winner? Many, including this writer, believed he would be defeated next month. We assumed early polls showing over 60 percent Maine disapproval meant voters would abandon Independent candidate Eliot Cutler and elect his chief opponent, Democrat Congressman Mike Michaud. But LePage has major advantages. The one openly debated is how he benefits from a three-way race. Beyond that, I have yet to see any major insights on two other substantive... Read more

Sun Sports

Pirates home Saturday after four-game ro…

The Portland Pirates (1-3) travel to New Hampshire Friday night (their fourth consecutive road game) to face the Manchester Monarchs (2-1) at the 10,000-seat Verizon Wireless Arena. The Pirates hope to snap a three-game losing streak and get their offense in gear (a league low 7 goals) against the Monarchs stingy defense, which has allowed only 6 goals this season. The Pirates return home the next day to face the Syracuse Crunch (2-1-1) at the Cross... 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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