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Solid Waste crews to collect trash, recycling on Patriot's D…

The city of Portland's Solid Waste crews will collect trash and recycling on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 21, city staff reported. City crews will also collect trash on most federal holidays in 2014.All items need to be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection. City Crews collect curbside recycling and trash every weekday except during the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas Day.Island residents' collection schedule has not changed. Residents of Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island,... Read more

Columns

A whole hearted tail of sickness and lov…

When kids leave home for college, boot up for the military or take off for some other semblance of real life, everyone including the dog feels a little askew. For empty-nested single parents, such as myself, the dog becomes even more important than before. All kinds of age-old stuff unconsciously projected on the children shifts, changes a bit and becomes projected on the unsuspecting dog. "Did you get enough to eat?" I ask Bad Dog (a.k.a.... Read more

Sun Sports

Celtics wrap up season of new beginnings…

The Boston Celtics (25-57) finished their first season in the post Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett era with a home loss on Wednesday against the playoff-bound Washington Wizards. Pierce and Garnett will also be playing in the post season when their No. 6 Brooklyn Nets (44-38) play the No. 3 Toronto Raptors (48-34) in a first-round matchup. Boston ended in fourth place in the five-team Atlantic Division, trailing Toronto, Brooklyn and New York (37-45). Each of the three... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

(To place a paid advertisement for a music event, please call 699-5809.) Friday, April 18 Hall & Oates Tribute Show at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $8; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portlandasylum.com/concerts Chaos Sauce with Shut Down Brown at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, FREE; 10:30 p.m.www.portlandempire.com Mary Fahl at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $25 adv/$28 door; 8 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com David Wax Museum with Kingsley Flood at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of... Read more

Culture

‘The Elephant Piece’ revels in absurdity

It truly is a beautiful thing when I walk into a theater with absolutely no clue as to what I will witness and leave smiling, with my head swimming from the experience. Snowlion Repertory Company stages an absurdist, surreal new musical at the Portland Stage Studio Space, THE ELEPHANT PIECE. A wonderful journey ensues, delivering the audience safely at the destination of self questioning as a society. April 22 once again is Earth Day, a day... 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

Government officials mark improvements f…

City, state and federal officials on Friday joined representatives from the Thompson's Point Development Company, Inc. to break ground on the $3.8 million off-site public infrastructure improvements for the Thompson's Point project. The beginning of this work paves the way for the $110 million development project to proceed, a city press release reported. The improvements include the widening of the Thompson's Point Connector Road to three lanes, Fore River Parkway multi-use trail improvements, I-295 Exit 5A... Read more

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