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Casco Bay Lines board votes itself a free ride

The Casco Bay Island Transit District (CBITD) board has voted itself free ferry travel in a measure to increase engagement in public oversight of island ferries. CBITD board members are island residents that have been elected by fellow residents of Peaks, the Diamonds, Cliff, Chebeague, and Long Islands as well as ex-officio posts which include representatives from the […]

Congress Street isn’t the only place for people-watching on Friday night

Tonight Portland residents and visitors can enjoy Congress Street as a pedestrianized space free of car traffic. The temporary closure of a street is known as an Open Street and tonight’s Open Street is again being held in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk and there will be additional programming, namely circus acts, to lend […]

Why I am not bemoaning the firings at USM

Disclaimer: I have not been following this story closely and I know little about the eleven faculty members who were let go thus I have no opinion on the degree in which their dismissals were or were not warranted. And I have heard several of the fired faculty members described in glowing terms and I have no reason to […]

Mittapheap World Market market moving to Pine Tree Shopping Plaza, loss to Munjoy Hill and Bayside

Mittapheap market is leaving its in-town Washington Avenue location and moving to the Pine Tree Shopping Plaza (Lowes, Full Belly Deli) on outer Brighton Avenue. Makara Meng, owner of Mittapheap’s, said she researched her customers and found that 80% drive to the store. The new location has lower rent and more parking. While first appearances […]