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South Portland postal worker allegedly assisted drug trafficking ring
A South Portland mail carrier has been charged with helping a drug trafficking ring use the postal service to ship drugs. The mail carrier, Katie Montgomery, allegedly offered advice to FireBunny-USA, which authorities say shipped over ten-thousand packages of illegal drugs between 2019 and 2022. Montgomery told a court last February she's innocent of the charges.
On the Record: Catching up with 2022 Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year
A year after Mainebiz honored five individuals as our 2022 Business Leaders of the Year, we checked in to find out what they’re up to now. MB: Last year you mentioned plans to double output in the next few years. Is that still a goal, and if so, what steps have you taken to make that happen?
Portland Police find 'discarded' handgun in Portland after an extensive search
PORTLAND, Maine — Officers with the Portland Police Department found a “discarded” handgun after an hours-long search on Saint Patrick’s Day. Police began searching for the firearm after receiving a call at approximately 2:40 a.m. about a discarded handgun in the area of Warren Ave, Portland Police Department Media Contact Brad Nadeau said in a news release.
New hires, promotions and achievements from March 20, 2023
Bates College in Lewiston hired Garry Jenkins as president, effective July 1, 2023. Jenkins is currently dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. The city of Portland hired Umaru Balde as justice, diversity, equity and inclusion director. Balde was most recently director...
Portland police warn local Asian families of string of targeted burglaries
PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - Portland police say a group of men appear to be targeting local Asian families, burglarizing their homes. Officials are asking community members to be on the lookout for a small group of Hispanic men who may at first pose as food delivery drivers in order to get a look inside the home.
Business Leaders: Tom Watson is a developer that’s stuck with Portland through thick and thin
Developer Tom Watson, principal of Port Properties, has a total of 2,000 housing units in greater Portland and Wilmington, N.C., and another 2,000 in the construction or planning stages. Maine is in a housing crunch and there’s a need for housing in both the affordable and market-rate categories. Even...
Play, Breeze, and Avelo Come To Manchester and Portland. What are they?
In a world of fast moving people in a high tech world, where everything is expensive and the stock market is mercurial, here's some good news for all of us. Consider the names Play, or Breeze. Where does your mind go? Mine went immediately to video games. I mean, come on. Action games are synonymous with these words, right?
15 Best Places to Get Mac ‘N’ Cheese in Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine, is home to some of the best food in the entire state, which makes it hard to narrow down where to go for grub. We have so many options that are brand new and worth the try, and old favorites that have stood the test of time and for good reason.
The Story Behind How Portland, Maine’s Tukey’s Bridge Got Its Name
Most anyone who has driven into or through Portland on I-295 has crossed over Tukey's Bridge. Today's version of the bridge opened in 1960 and has carried traffic over Portland's Back Cove for over 60 years. But have you ever wondered just how the bridge got the name "Tukey?" The...
South Portland firefighters host charity hockey game
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — South Portland High School hockey players, alumni, and South Portland Fire Department personnel took to the ice Sunday to raise money for cancer. Organizers said the event, 'Checking for Charity', is in its sixth year with all proceeds going to local charities. "This is our...
Taco Trio is Never Going to Open in Saco, Maine
For many years now, Taco Trio has been a staple in South Portland when it comes to delicious Mexican food. Their original Knightville location got so popular that Taco Trio thought expansion to other cities was the only answer. After a brief attempt in Portland on outer Forest Avenue dissipated, Taco Trio appeared to be headed south to the Saco/Biddeford area in early 2021. Unfortunately, that is never going to happen.
Woman rescued from burning building in Arundel
ARUNDEL (WGME) -- Kennebunk Fire Department says they responded to a smoking building in Arundel Sunday morning and rescued a woman that was trapped inside. On Sunday morning at around 2:18am, Biddeford dispatch received a 911 call from a resident at 64 Limerick Road in Arundel for smoke in a building. Arundel Fire Rescue and Kennebunk Fire Rescue were called to the scene and the dispatcher remained on the line with the resident to reassure her and gather information, learning that the resident was trapped inside the building.
4 Great Steakhouses in Maine
If you live in Maine and you love trying new restaurants from time to time, here is a list of four amazing steakhouses that prepare absolutely delicious food, using only fresh and high quality ingredients.
Mary's Walk celebrates it's 25th year benefiting Maine Cancer Foundation
The Mary's Walk charity event celebrated it's 25th anniversary on Sunday to benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation. The event began in 1999 by Gene Libby as a way to honor his wife, Mary Kerry Libby, who died of cancer. The walk follows the same route that Mary used to walk...
Students at Deering High School host drag queens to educate peers, support LGBTQ+ community
PORTLAND, Maine — An event with drag queens at Deering High School in Portland is sparking debate. A handful of protestors gathered outside the school Friday ahead of the event and were met with an even larger group of counter-protesters. "We celebrate when schools are doing things to celebrate...
How citizen data on shifting seasons is helping climate scientists
Red maple buds show signs of seasonal change in these photos taken about a week apart in April 2017. Credit: UMaine Signs of the Seasons via Facebook. Editor’s Note: The following story first appeared in The Maine Monitor’s free environmental newsletter, Climate Monitor, that is delivered to inboxes every Friday morning. Sign up for the free newsletter to get important environmental news by registering at this link.
World Gym franchise in Portland closes without notice
PORTLAND, Maine — World Gym members are left angry and confused after a Portland franchise closed suddenly on Wednesday. Members were surprised to find moving pods and a sign on the door that said, "We Are Moving!" when they arrived for their workouts. "There was no prior news that...
Protesters, counter-protesters gather outside Portland school over drag history event
PORTLAND, Maine — Protestors and counter-protestors outside Deering High School this afternoon all because drag queens were invited to talk about drag history. The two sides clashed from time to time. Police officers were standing by to keep the peace. The Curbside Queens billed as "Maine's number-one traveling drag...
Honor Flight April Homecoming
The Honor Flight Maine 2023 Schedule taking our veterans to visit their memorials is now available and on the HFM website www.honorflightmaine.org. All in the community are invited to the Welcome Home Ceremony when they return on Sunday. For many, this shows the veterans how much their service is appreciated. And, for many, it is their first real “Welcome Home!” The next Homecoming will be April 30th. Arriving around 1200 at the Jetport in Portland is recommended. There is free parking the State of Maine building on Jetway with shuttle service. This will be an experience that will make you proud to be an American!
10 Cozy Coffee Shops in Greater Portland, Maine, to Caffeinate While You Work
What started as a safety precaution during the pandemic has blossomed into a new way of getting things done that's not going away anytime soon: Remote work. Whether you work for a company or work for yourself, more people than ever are working from "home". The catch with remote work is that you don't actually have to be sitting in your living room to get things done, you can post up at your favorite coffee shop, nibble on a muffin, and work away.
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