SPORTS Girl Power In the mood for something a little . . . different? Then check out Maine Roller Derby's bout against the Albany All Stars October 6 at the Portland Expo. That's right, roller derby is back, this time as a women-run enterprise full of big hits and non-stop action. Watch the skaters (including
I went for my annual oil change where the garage guys laugh at me because even in one year I can't register the needed 3000 miles that necessitates this visit.
I am an urban biker - and a terrible one at that.
I always forget which side of the road to ride on. I get too close to the buses. I've been known to pedal down the sidewalks of Congress Street. I leave my bike out in the rain. My helmet is dorky. I have no gears. I wear skirts.
The QEII and the Blue Angels make final appearances, but chickens take flight in South Portland.
The folks over in Casco were trying so hard to be sensible. When a town-wide revaluation indicated that many properties had tripled or quadrupled in value, meaning that many property tax bills based on those new values would also skyrocket, the selectmen took a cue from the 250 local people who attended a public meeting on the issue and decided to hold off on accepting the revaluation. Instead,
Good intentions - and costly miscalculations - led the state into its current predicament.
FESTIVALS Go Fly a Kite Capriccio, Ogunquit's six-day arts festival, is notable for performances of everything from theater to poetry, as well as visual art exhibitions. But perhaps the most popular event is the Festival of Kites.Com e to gaze at the professional kite flying demonstrations, or get the
These 10 Maine towns - arguably the most pet-friendly in the state - really do treat Rex like royalty.
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Portland is a collection of neighborhoods, each with their own distinct personality. I live in the West End of the peninsula, sometimes affectionately known as the People's United Liberated Front of the West End because of the high percentage of registered lefties. Case in point: the city councilor for our district is a member of the Green Party. The West End has lots of great residential architecture with funky inhabitants, a slew of mom and pop shops and a view of the Fore River. Here's what's going on in my hood this summer: