Our friends over at Mainebiz are reporting that the Conway Daily Sun will open a Portland Daily Sun sometime this month. It's expected to be free, and won't have an office, if I'm understanding the quote correctly - "our office will be the coffeehouse." (Saves cash, for sure, but how do you drop things off for people to look at or write about?)
Last spring, we wrote about Mainer Roger Doiron's efforts to encourage Barack Obama to replant a Victory Garden on the White House lawn. It seems we're not the only ones who think Doiron's is a great idea.
Last night the Portland City Council approved reopening negotiations with the politically connected Ocean Properties (you know, the one run by the gov's cousin and his brother - except now the gov's bro is just a "consultant"). Of course, we've been calling for a complete do-over since August 2007 (see "Saving a Sinking Waterfront") but the council isn't interested.
Look, we know you missed the first broadcast of Portland Phoenix local-music writer Sam Pfeifle on Charlie Gaylord's Greetings from Area Code 207 show on WBLM talking about our list of 2008's top 20 local albums. (Also don't miss Chris Gray's list of things you might have missed when they were first released.) We forgive you, because it was at 8 pm New Year's Eve, and we're not surprised the drinking started early.
IFO (Arrival), the big (six by nine feet) 2004 Scott Davis painting often on view at the Portland Museum of Art, is a difficult one and takes some getting used to.