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Costa notes endorsements of former mayor, chamber official

On Monday, Justin Costa's campaign for Portland City Council announced the endorsements of former Mayor Jim Cohen and Michael Bourque, current chair of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.Cohen, in addition to having previously served as mayor of Portland, is the immediate past chair of the Portland Regional Chamber."No other candidate knows the issues or has the connections like Justin," said Cohen. "His knowledge and experience will make him a valuable addition to the Council."Bourque... Read more

Columns

Kaci Hickox Ebola case: a leadership fai…

In the ongoing debate on the global Ebola crisis, a piece in last week's Bangor Daily News struck me as odd. In the column, "I'm not planning to kiss her, but I want to shake Kaci Hickox's hand," Erica Quin-Easter (of Caribou), addresses the issue of Ms. Hickox's (of Fort Kent) temporary quarantine in New Jersey following the latter's return from Africa while working as a nurse on Ebola patients. Ms. Quin-Easter does so with predictable and... Read more

Sun Sports

Top-rated Raging Bulls hosting conferenc…

The first-place and No. 1 seeded Southern Maine Raging Bulls (11-0) will host the No. 2 Boston Bandits (9-2) in a conference final on Saturday at 7 pm at Deering High School's Memorial Field in Portland. The winner of that contest advances to the league championship on the following weekend. The Raging Bulls play in the four-team Northern Division of the New England Football League's top (AAA) Colonial Conference with the New Hampshire Wolfpack, Lowell Nor'Easter... Read more

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Music calendar

Friday, Oct. 31 Tricky Britches and Hot Day at the Zoo at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $10; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portlandasylum.com/concerts The Box Tiger at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland.www.portlandempire.com CLASH: Pop vs Rock Monster Mashup at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10/$8 with costume at door; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portcitymusichall.com Saturday, Nov. 1 Volcano Rabbit with Aloud, When Particles Collide, and Goddamn Draculas at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $8; 10 p.m.www.portlandempire.com Nippin’ the Nub at... Read more

Culture

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

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

Ten things to do at 35 or older

Somewhere between 35 and 40, many adults find themselves donning their first pair of glasses. It's nature's way of saying "This is not a dress rehearsal." So, what might you do to advance your career, support your family and be poised for the next 50 years of an engaged, fun and financially secure life? In this context, "I" and "we" are synonymous. When we marry or are part of a family, "we" is central to moving... Read more

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