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Oct 17, 2010
A Little Bit of Dubai in Portland

On the drive to South Portland this morning to get bagels (I love you 158 Pickett Street Cafe), I saw a surprising oil tanker in port – the Dubai Star!
You …

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Jul 17, 2010
Waterford Oil Spill

Today’s the 50th anniversary of an oil spill in North Waterford, Maine.
I never really though about it, but the Portland–Montreal Pipe Line runs through town on its way …

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May 11, 2010
Train Station on Commercial Street?!?

So there’s a proposal to extend train service northward from Portland to Brunswick. Apparently they’re looking for a new train station in Portland … and are seriously looking at …

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Apr 21, 2010
Two-thousand-and-Froze-to-Death?

Months that should be summer’s prime,
Sleet and snow and frost and rime.
Air so cold you see your breath,
Eighteen hundred and froze to death.
Oh that Freakonomics Blog at the New York …

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Apr 13, 2010
No Reservations Maine

If you missed last night’s episode of Travel Channel’s No Reservations that was in Maine it’s available to purchase on the Apple iTunes Store now.
Mine’s downloading as I type …

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Mar 31, 2010
Nobama

As you probably have heard, the 44th and current President of the United States Barack Obama is going to be in Portland, Maine tomorrow.
Today Liz stood in the rain for …

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Mar 17, 2010
Pirates Stay in Portland!

An hour ago WCSH reported Civic Center approves new deal with Pirates!
UPDATE: Apparently this was a done deal early enough for Steve Solloway to write about it in today’s Portland …

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Mar 17, 2010
Article about B&M Baked Beans

Check out this Portland Press Herald article about the B&M Baked Bean factory right around the corner from our place: “Reporter spills the beans about factory where nothing is half-baked.”
Nice …

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Mar 11, 2010
B&M on History Tonight

If you get the History Channel (I know it’s called simply “History” now but it’d be weird to say “If you get History”) watch Modern Marvels tonight.
The B&M Baked Bean …

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Mar 3, 2010
Time and Temperature Building

I’ve got a weird obsession with Portand’s Time and Temperature Building. When Liz and I were looking for apartments, it was my dream, hope, wish, desire, to have one …

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Mar 2, 2010
Pirates to Albany?

No good news coming from Albany tonight – they’re reporting at the Times-Union that the Portland Pirates AHL hockey team is moving to the New York capital next season: “GM: …

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Feb 27, 2010
Now Twice as International!

I love mocking Portland “International” Jetport. But it’s friendly mocking.
“Ribbing”, if you will.
I was, however, concerned back in November when it was announced they were losing flights …

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