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Pothole repairs on Martin's Point Bridge prompt one-way traf…

Pothole repairs on Thursday prompted one-day alternating traffic on Martin's Point Bridge, which joins the town of Falmouth and the city of Portland on Route 1.Normal traffic flow is scheduled to resume this weekend, now that the crews have finished filling the potholes, officials said.Later this summer, motorists will drive across a new bridge, replacing the old Martin's Point Bridge, which was built in 1943, according to the Maine Department of Transportation.The new $23.5 million... Read more

Columns

Squeaky wheels driving city policy?

What do the attempted ban on panhandling from medians, the sale of Congress Square Park to Rockbridge Capital, and the denial of Sangillo's Tavern's liquor license have in common? In all three cases, "complaints" from an infinitesimal number of people to either the Portland Police Department or City Hall have been used as justification by city officials for their stances on the issues: • A handful of elitist motorists made a habit of calling in to the... Read more

Sun Sports

First-place Sea Dogs host second-place Y…

The Portland Sea Dogs (12-4) — AA affiliate of the world champion Boston Red Sox — won the first five games of their just ended road trip and have moved into first place in the six team Eastern League's Eastern Division. The Sea Dogs have returned home for a week long homestand, beginning tonight with a 6 p.m. game against the second place Trenton Thunder (12-7), minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees. The... Read more

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Music calendar

(To place a paid advertisement for a music event, please call 699-5809.) Friday, April 25 Local H with Planeside at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $10; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portlandasylum.com/concerts The Tarbox Ramblers at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15 adv/$20 door; 8 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com The New Mendicants with Jose Ayerve at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15 adv/$18 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.www.portcitymusichall.com Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive Tour at the State... Read more

Culture

‘In the Underworld’ a triumph for USM th…

The University of Southern Maine has had a very tumultuous year. Theater at the Gorham campus is in the cross hair for budget reduction and downsizing, threatening a long, strong tradition of excellence. The powers that be should get a ticket for IN THE UNDERWORLD, the Theater Department's last production of this season. Educational theater should challenge, provoke and most importantly, stretch the students. The University should be free to tackle the classics, new plays... 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

What's In a Name? Salt and Sea

Salt and SeaCommunity Sustained Fisherywww.saltandsea.me207-415-9388 In operation for a year and a half, Salt and Sea, a family owned, community sustained fishery (CSF) is up to 200 members who reap the benefits of eating the freshest fish possible."Ninety percent of the fish Americans eat is imported and in Portland the number is even higher," said owner Justine Simon. "The expectations (of fresh fish) are low. Fresh fish shouldn't smell fishy, it should smell like the ocean.... Read more

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