In Bangor this morning, three former New Orleans relief workers locked themselves together this morning, and refused to leave the Margaret Chase Smith federal building, to protest the proposed destruction of 4,500 public housing units in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The local event is one of many scheduled for today -- International Human Rights Day.
YouTube user rchaisson has posted several videos of Amanda Palmer's performance at SPACE a couple weeks ago (which our own Chris Gray attended, and loved). Here's a good one:
Something to keep in mind as you plan the upcoming weekends, from the Natural Resources Council of Maine website:
The final two public hearings will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on each of the following dates:
Saturday, December 15th - Portland, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay
Must be a beer kind
of day (see previous post). Could it be something in the air? Or just in the
In any case, state
liquor officials have changed the rules governing beer labels, so
Christmas-beer import specialists Shelton Brothers (of Belchertown,
Massachusetts) have had no problems with getting approval to sell their beers
With all the festivities happening this time of year (Happy Hanukkah!), let us not forget that December 5 is an important day in American history. We encourage local bars to somehow commemorate the holiday.
We heard a report this morning that Granny's Burritos, a favorite Portland eatery at 420 Fore Street, was closed for good. After no response at the Granny's phone number, we trotted down to find the door locked and this sign out front:
"Sorry, the pros no longer outweigh the cons... like the Phoenix that rises from the ashes.
**EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO
New Report: Extreme Downpours on the
Rise in Maine
It goes on from there, but I'll spare you.
A Freeport woman is in the running for a $100,000 charitable contribution from Volvo for her work promoting climate-friendly initiatives in towns around Maine. Joan Saxe, a Sierra Club volunteer, works with cities and towns to help them reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions, and cut energy use and costs. More than 10 municipalities -- including Portland and South Portland -- are listed as Maine's 'Cool Communities'.