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Bowdoin provides financial aid to son of slain NYPD officer

Bowdoin College in Brunswick reported that it will provide full financial aid to the son of one of the New York Police Department officers killed in an ambush-style execution Saturday.President Barry Mills wrote on Sunday, "To the Bowdoin Community, We learned last night that one of the New York City police officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn is the father of our student Justin Ramos '17, who is now with his family in New York. This... Read more


When You're So Pickled it Feels More Dru…

The Super Bowl is the playing field for the Port City Chronicle, the continuing story of Gretchen, a 46-year-old criminal defense attorney, and her friends and family, seeking love and happiness in Portland the hard way: "The advantage of beer over the Patriots is it's always playing," Ethan said, as Tim and Milagros came over to watch the game. It was Ethan's excuse for missing 15 minutes of pre-game build-up for an even greater cause."I'm so... Read more

Sun Sports

League-leading Red Claws home Friday and…

The first place Maine Red Claws (9-2 and off to the best start in franchise history) host two Atlantic Division rivals this weekend. On Friday night, the Red Claws entertain Orlando Magic affiliate the Erie Bayhawks (5-6) at 7 p.m. Erie's roster includes Seth Curry, younger brother of NBA /Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry and son of former NBA player Dell Curry. Seth Curry played in two NBA games during his rookie season in... Read more


Music calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 17 David Beam & The Custom House Gang, blues and Bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.http://www.andysoldportpub.com CLASH: Death Row vs Bad Boy at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; Doors at 10 p.m.www.portlandempire.com APG, Hinote, Twist of Fate, and Sketch Rokk at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland. 9 p.m.http://flasklounge.com Matisyahu with Judith Hill at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $25 adv/$30 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.www.statetheatreportland.com Thursday,... Read more


Trey Anastasio Band gets the State bounc…

Trey Anastasio Band came to the State Theatre Sunday, hitting the road to support "Traveler," Anastasio’s newest solo album released on Oct. 16. T.A.B. — Trey Anastasio Band's acronym — is also short for tablature. If you're learning a new song, there are the chords and the "tab," the guitar notes and melody.Anastasio, the front man for Phish, is an innovative composer and master of improvisational form and structure. He is a globally recognized virtuoso, involved... 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

Macy's joins Make-A-Wish to fulfill drea…

Jorja Flynn, a 10-year-old from Lewiston who has a blood disorder requiring a bone marrow transplant, learned that she will have a wish — her dream to go to Hawaii — granted, thanks to a Macy's event. She also received a makeover and a shopping spree to get new clothes for her trip, Macy's reported.On Friday, Dec. 12, Flynn, a "Wish Child," spent the day at Macy's South Portland having a makeover and choosing a... Read more

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