By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,549) Two exciting exhibits opened last week with the intent of sparking the interest of young minds in the sciences. One is on space exploration and the other is about robots – emphasizing the real-life … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Doin’ the Lobster Crawl on West Commerical Street !
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,548) This afternoon a Free Range Fish & Lobster Co. delivery truck was leaving the popular for its low prices Irving gas station on West Commercial Street. The truck took a sharp right turn. Bang. … Continue reading
City Ignores Renter Issues Favoring Developers at Housing Committee Meeting
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,547) By its failure to take any action to relieve the crisis that renters in Portland are facing, the city has lost any creditability it could have had on this issue. Despite a well documented … Continue reading
A Book Review: “Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis’s Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican” Author on Trial in Vatican.
Patrick Kelly (Post # 2,546) In reading this book one is reminded of Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, “The Da Vinci Code,” or more pertinently, his follow up “Angels and Demons.” Haven’t stories circulated before about the impenetrability of the Vatican … Continue reading
Future of Annual Portland Flower Show Uncertain According to Sprague
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,545) “I don’t know, I don’t know is a clear and concise answer,” wrote Phin Sprague, Jr., in an email to this blogger yesterday about the future of the annual Portland Flower Show. The Show … Continue reading
Watch for Snow and Icicles Falling From Rooftops; No Injuries Known
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2, 544) “I heard a hugh crash. It sounded like a dump truck,” said Chris Leighton, an attorney in the Attorney Generals Office, 415 Congress Street, Portland, early this afternoon. “That was about 10:30 or … Continue reading
Should Portland Redesign its Flag? – Strimlng Stumbles in First Act.
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,543) Some people in Portland are interested in redesigning the City’s flag Caitlin Cameron, a planner with the City, told members of the Public Art Committee yesterday afternoon at its monthly meeting. “It could … Continue reading
FatFace Expanding to Old Port by Early March After Delay
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,542) FatFace, the British family clothier, is expecting to expand its popular chain to Exchange Street in the Old Port of Portland by early March according to an employee of the business. FatFace had hoped … Continue reading
31 Fore Street Apartments to be Razed for New Condos; Tenants Deserve Compensation
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,541) 31 Fore Street, an apartment building at the corner of Waterville Street on Munjoy Hill, is scheduled to be razed and replaced by condominiums according to plans recently filed with the city’s planning office … Continue reading
New PENINSULA Parking Ban on Tonight; Volunteers Busy Shoveling
By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,540) A peninsula zone parking ban starts tonight at 10:00 pm and runs through tomorrow Tuesday, January 19, at 6:00 am according to the City’s spokesperson. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 pm tonight … Continue reading