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Maine Towns That You May Or May Not Be Able To Get To From Here

There are towns that may or may not be in Maine.  They are familiar to the ear but may not be familiar to the eye.  Do they really exist...

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Category: Articles, Local News, Maine, News
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Maine Man Eludes Police, Crashes Rental Car

(Standish, Me.) - Maine State Police say a Portland man is facing charges after a chase Tuesday morning ended with a crash on Route 35 in Standish.

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Category: Local News, News
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Listen: Maine Dude in Cuba for the Stones

Last Thursday morning I was messaged on Facebook by my friend Greg Martens. He wrote, "If you want me to share my Cuba Rolling Stones experience ..call me anytime Monday." Well, hell yeah we do! If you know Greg (and most people in the Portland music scene do, especially Dead Heads!) you know that he has been going to concerts like it's his job for probably close to 40 years now.

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I Found (And Ate) Maine’s Biggest Meatball [VIDEO]

My search for the biggest meatball in Maine took me to Espo's Trattoria on Congress Street in Portland.

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Maine Youth Rock Orchestra
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Talented Maine Kids Make Music History With First Ever Touring Youth Orchestra

We've got something to be very proud of here in Portland. Our friends at the Maine Academy of Modern Music have been educating and inspiring young local musicians for nearly a decade and now one of their programs is sending students on an east coast tour with Boston folk trio, The Ballroom Thieves.  

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Daniel Caron Facebook Page
Daniel Caron Facebook Page
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Listen: Oak Drummer Remembers Rick Pinette

I first met Dan Caron in the mid 80s when he was working at Carroll's Music Center in Lewiston. I believe he was a sales associate at the time, but there was nothing sale-sy about him at all. He graciously put up with me fiddling with all the latest synths in the keyboard department. Dan is one the nicest guys I've ever met and I am honored to call him my friend 30 plus years later.

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Friends and Former Bandmates React to the Death of Rick Pinette

I learned last evening from my friend Joe Royland's post on Facebook, that we lost a local music legend this week. Rick Pinette best known as the leader and singer of the band Oak has passed. According to his hometown newspaper the Berlin Daily Sun, Pinette died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 20. He was 63. 

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Rick Cheryl Pinette via Facebook
Rick Cheryl Pinette via Facebook
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Rick Pinette, Formerly Of Oak Band, Dies

Rick Pinette, a pastor of ministries in both Florida and Missouri and formerly the lead vocalist of the popular band Oak that played in Maine in the late '70s and '80s, has died

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#TBT: Our Portland Fire Department Looked A Lot Different In 1912 [VIDEO]

In honor of Throw Back Thursday, check out the town of Portland and the brave men of the 1912 Portland Fire Department.

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Brunswick Police Department
Brunswick Police Department
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Brunswick Man Charged With Aggravated Animal Cruelty After Hitting And Throwing His Dog Against A Wall

A 29-year-old Brunswick man is facing charges of aggravated animal cruelty after an investigation determined that, according to police, the man "repeatedly struck and threw his dog against a wall."

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Category: Local News, Newsletter, Pets

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