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Maine woman files lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret over firing | The Portland Press Herald Maine woman files lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret over firing
The filing alleges she was filed because of her weight and age.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Waterboro man charged in shooting of N.H. woman | The Portland Press Herald Waterboro man charged in shooting of N.H. woman
The 39-year-old victim is in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Watch: Bill Belichick analyzes key plays of Patriots’ win over Raiders | The Portland Press Herald Watch: Bill Belichick analyzes key plays of Patriots’ win over Raiders
Tom Brady threw for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns to defeat the Oakland Raiders 33-8 on Sunday.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Portland school officials craft transgender policy | The Portland Press Herald Portland school officials craft transgender policy
The comprehensive guidelines – with input from students – will require staff training. A vote takes place Tuesday.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
English language learners – and challenges – on the rise in Biddeford | The Portland Press Herald English language learners – and challenges – on the rise in Biddeford
Increasing the number of instructors, school district officials acknowledge the 'moral imperative' of meeting children's needs.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Car troubles leave nothing for three kids at Christmas | The Portland Press Herald Car troubles leave nothing for three kids at Christmas
A midcoast mother writes about her family's hard times.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Sediment behind Royal River dam found fairly clean | The Portland Press Herald Sediment behind Royal River dam found fairly clean
Although one sample had a slightly high level of mercury, it was below the level the DEP deems risky.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Police: 1 dead, 1 in custody after head-on crash | The Portland Press Herald Police: 1 dead, 1 in custody after head-on crash
The wreck took place on Route 16 in Alton.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Northern Maine health clinic gets $2.2 million USDA loan to expand | The Portland Press Herald Northern Maine health clinic gets $2.2 million USDA loan to expand
The Millinocket center will build a 4,200-square-foot addition to house optometry, behavioral counseling, dental and other health services.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Black Friday shoppers flock to scaled-back midnight openings | The Portland Press Herald Black Friday shoppers flock to scaled-back midnight openings
Despite fewer stores participating, The Maine Mall was mobbed with teens, while Freeport drew an all-ages crowd.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Tribal representative in Maine House leaves Democrats to join Greens | The Portland Press Herald Tribal representative in Maine House leaves Democrats to join Greens
Rep. Henry Bear joins Rep. Ralph Chapman of Brooksville as the second Green member of the Legislature.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
George Avakian, jazz producer and pioneering record-label executive, dies at 98 | The Portland Press Herald George Avakian, jazz producer and pioneering record-label executive, dies at 98
As head of Columbia's pop division, he oversaw the landmark 1948 release of 100 long-playing records for pop and jazz, which played at what became the standard speed, 33 1/3 rpm.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Mugabe won’t face prosecution by ruling party | The Portland Press Herald Mugabe won’t face prosecution by ruling party
As a former defense minister steps in to become the new president, he urges against 'vengeful retribution.'
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Police hunting man with 18 license suspensions who fled traffic stop | The Portland Press Herald Police hunting man with 18 license suspensions who fled traffic stop
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public's help in locating Devin Leonard, 25, who they say fled a traffic stop Thursday.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
At least 200 killed in attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai | The Portland Press Herald At least 200 killed in attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai
Militants in 4 vehicles drove up to the mosque, set off an improvised explosive device outside the building and opened fire on those trying to escape.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Fund to help a ‘selfless’ homeless man collects more than $280,000 | The Portland Press Herald Fund to help a ‘selfless’ homeless man collects more than $280,000
Johnny Bobbitt Jr. gave his last $20 to a woman who ran out of gas. She decided to help him.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
Found dog in Saco being held without tummy rubs | The Portland Press Herald Found dog in Saco being held without tummy rubs
Despite facing withering police questioning about who was, in fact, a good boy, the chocolate lab is waiting for his owner to bail him out.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
U.S. Navy calls off search for 3 missing after plane crash in Pacific | The Portland Press Herald U.S. Navy calls off search for 3 missing after plane crash in Pacific
The USS Ronald Reagan had been leading the search effort, joined by 8 U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships, 3 helicopter squadrons and maritime patrol aircraft.
The Portland Press Herald | November 24, 2017
JUMP INTO THE DUMPSTER – NOVEMBER 2017 | The West End News JUMP INTO THE DUMPSTER – NOVEMBER 2017
WHERE WE THROW ALL THE STUFF WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH… Portland residents asked to report sightings of stink bugs to Maine Department of Agriculture using this link… Former Mayor Michael Brennan announces run for House District 36… The Inn on Carleton and the West End Inn are each on the market for […] The post JUMP INTO THE DUMPSTER – NOVEMBER 2017 appeared first
The West End News | November 23, 2017
Beyond “Toxic Masculinity” | The West End News Beyond “Toxic Masculinity”
How Women’s Oppression is Inextricably Linked to Capitalism By Adam Marletta The widespread allegations of sexual assault leveled at a growing list of Hollywood celebrities and producers have pushed the issue of sexism into the media forefront like nothing else before it. As of this writing, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, George Takei, Ed Westwick, Louis […] The post Beyond “Tox
The West End News | November 23, 2017
Eddie’s Nails – A Family Affair | The West End News Eddie’s Nails – A Family Affair
FROM (SO FAR) AWAY: STORIES OF IMMIGRANT BUSINESSES IN MAINE Eddie’s Nails – A Family Affair by Marilyn Miller A visit to Eddie’s Nails at Congress Street in Libbytown is always a family affair. Husband and wife Eddie and Mai Dang alternate effortlessly between Vietnamese and English. Family members assist at busy times, and their […] The post Eddie’s Nails – A Family A
The West End News | November 23, 2017
Book Nook – Mysteries | The West End News Book Nook – Mysteries
THE BOOK NOOK Mysteries – Get Started on a New Series by Nina Sachs, MLIS Mysteries. We shelve these separate from fiction, at the very beginning of the adult collection. They deserve the distinction. Mysteries are the second-most popular genre, coming close behind Romance. For me, mysteries that are character-driven are the most satisfying, and […] The post Book Nook – Mysteries app
The West End News | November 23, 2017
Guthook creates online guides for long walks here and abroad | The West End News Guthook creates online guides for long walks here and abroad
Guthook creates online hiking guides PelotonPosts is a monthly interview with a member of PelotonLabs, a co-working space in Portland’s West End with a mission to connect and encourage people stepping out of traditional modes of employment. This month, Peloton’s founder Liz Trice caught up with Ryan Linn, the co-founder of Atlas Guides / Guthook […] The post Guthook creates online guides
The West End News | November 23, 2017
INDIE BIZ AWARD WINNERS | The West End News INDIE BIZ AWARD WINNERS
1oth Annual Indie Biz Award Winners Announced Portland Buy Local held its 10th annual Indie Biz Awards on Thursday, October 12th. The awards celebrated Portland’s local, independent business community and were attended by approximately 300 people. There were eleven categories for the awards, ten of which were nominated and voted on by the Portland public, […] The post INDIE BIZ AWARD W
The West End News | November 23, 2017
Retailers upbeat about holiday spending | The Portland Press Herald Retailers upbeat about holiday spending
Black Friday typically ignites retail sales, but shopping is expected to be robust right through Christmas.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Trump replies ‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ to tweet about his attacks on African-Americans | The Portland Press Herald Trump replies ‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ to tweet about his attacks on African-Americans
The president has spent the last few days engaging in a war of words with LaVar Ball, who has accused Trump of inflating his role in freeing his son.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Portland free Thanksgiving dinner expected to serve 400 | The Portland Press Herald Portland free Thanksgiving dinner expected to serve 400
The annual community Thanksgiving Day meal is served up by donors and volunteers for those in need.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Maine man used gasoline in beer bottle to set house fire, investigators say | The Portland Press Herald Maine man used gasoline in beer bottle to set house fire, investigators say
Twenty-six-year-old Randy Ruest II of Solon now faces an arson charge.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Leftover lead fishing tackle still poisoning N.H.’s loons | The Portland Press Herald Leftover lead fishing tackle still poisoning N.H.’s loons
Although a 2016 state law prohibits its sale and use, the aquatic birds continue to be at risk.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Waterville medical center helps to feed the hungry | The Portland Press Herald Waterville medical center helps to feed the hungry
MaineGeneral cafeteria leftovers that once were thrown away are now given to programs fighting food insecurity.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Flynn’s lawyer ends communication with Trump’s team | The Portland Press Herald Flynn’s lawyer ends communication with Trump’s team
The split suggests the former national security adviser may be looking to share information with Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Raymond crash sends man to hospital; girlfriend charged with OUI | The Portland Press Herald Raymond crash sends man to hospital; girlfriend charged with OUI
Tom Hardy's car struck a tree after leaving North Raymond Road early this morning.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Expiring tax-cut provisions threaten to upend Republicans’ promised relief for middle class | The Portland Press Herald Expiring tax-cut provisions threaten to upend Republicans’ promised relief for middle class
More than 80% of the tax breaks set to go away would be taken from households.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. keeps up jabs at ‘liberal imperialists’ as Russian investigation gets hotter | The Portland Press Herald Donald Trump Jr. keeps up jabs at ‘liberal imperialists’ as Russian investigation gets hotter
His rising profile has made him an in-demand speaker at Republican fundraisers.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Trump thanks troops, suggests they should be thankful for him | The Portland Press Herald Trump thanks troops, suggests they should be thankful for him
At events and via tweets, the president says he'll keep giving the military the means to win.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Children’s Health Insurance Program running out of money | The Portland Press Herald Children’s Health Insurance Program running out of money
Despite bipartisan support, Congress missed a Sept. 30 deadline to extend funding for CHIP.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Historic Owls Head General Store closes | The Portland Press Herald Historic Owls Head General Store closes
The fixture remains for sale, with an asking price of $274,900.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Waterville woman on oxygen burns face lighting cigarette | The Portland Press Herald Waterville woman on oxygen burns face lighting cigarette
Her husband injures his hand trying to pat out the fire.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Medical transport plane carrying 4 crashes short of runway in Presque Isle | The Portland Press Herald Medical transport plane carrying 4 crashes short of runway in Presque Isle
The pilot, a patient, a paramedic and a nurse are all injured in the crash.
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017
Jim Godbout | The Portland Press Herald Jim Godbout
His advice: 'See what you can do to make a difference in someone else's life.'
The Portland Press Herald | November 23, 2017