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Michaud enjoys slight lead in new election poll

A new Public Policy Polling survey released Sunday showed that U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, remained slightly ahead in the race to be Maine's next governor, with Independent candidate Eliot Cutler a distant third, the Michaud campaign announced.The poll, which surveyed 1,059 voters on Sept. 8-9, showed Michaud with 43 percent of the vote, followed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage at 42 percent. Cutler was at 11 percent.The poll, which was paid for by the... Read more

Columns

Gone to the dogs

Remaining unobtrusive during a controversial conversation between guests is a challenge for any restaurant service person with a sense of curiosity about human nature. Such was the case this past Sunday when two 30-ish year-old guys dressed like rapper-wannabes plopped down at the bar. Having strutted in between football games, the two ordered beers (after asking the prices of each one on tap) and started talking about the shameful controversies running rampant in the NFL. "If... Read more

Sun Sports

UNH football standout a CHS grad

Donald Goodrich (No. 48), a 2013 Cheverus High School graduate, is a standout among his teammates from the University of New Hampshire football team. UNH defeated Lehigh 45-27 on Saturday in its first C.A.A. conference contest of the year. Goodrich, a red-shirt freshman and the 2012 Fitzpatrick Trophy Winner for Most Outstanding Senior Football Player in the state of Maine, caught a pass for a two-point conversion and ran twice for 9 yards in his... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

Friday, Sept. 12 Dean Ford with Miss Fairchild and Justin Levinson at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $6; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portlandasylum.com/concerts Bahamas with The Weather Station at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10; 9:30 p.m.www.portlandempire.com Adam Ezra Group at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 9 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com Milo, Altered Gee, Don Damiani and Turquoise Crown at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $5 adv/$8 door; 8:30 p.m.www.space538.org The Max Garcia Conover concert is Friday, Sept. 12.... Read more

Culture

'Witches' delves into women's liberation…

I have seen an ad recently by the "West End's oldest watering hole" to put the kids on the bus and join them for a drink. The Ogunquit Playhouse has the same sorta message with their naughty, newly interpreted production of the THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. This stage version is firmly set in the late 1960s, allowing a stronger voice of women's liberation and the sexual revolution. Sexual innuendos and girl talk quickly move to full... Read more

All Things Digital

Instagram

My 20-something step-daughter mentioned the other day that she's hardly on Facebook anymore and prefers Instagram as her main social network. I'm familiar with Instagram and even have the app on my iPhone, but hadn't really played with it yet. "How could it be better than Facebook?" I wondered. I didn't realize how significant the photo captions were. Instagram is to smart phones what Facebook is to computers, which may offer an explanation as to... Read more

Local Business

Widowing is an active verb

My mother's life was like a drop of water on a hot skillet. She never stood still — always looking for the next great adventure to engage her time, energy and creativity. When our father died unexpectedly, "Ma" was 60 years old with lots of mileage ahead of her. What she didn't have was a solid grounding in all that our dad had assumed as his responsibility (e.g. finances, taxes, investments, insurance). Gratefully, she learned... Read more

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