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Portland Maine

A Writer Examines The Culinary Capital of Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Memorial Day Weekend was a week ago and summer has finally show signs of arrival in Portland, Maine.

The Other Portland

Findery | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Findery

Portland is comfortable with its status as the other Portland. The city's natural inclination toward authenticity is why you stumble across locally sourced food without looking for it. It's why visitors choose to take the mail boat instead of a cruise. It's why the city, surrounded by natural beauty, is really second to none.

States Finally Taking Action to Improve Access to Critical Dental Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In addition to the escalating cost of dental care, a big reason why many Americans don't get the checkups and preventive care they need is the growing shortage of dentists in the U.S. We need 6,000 new dentists to eliminate the shortage. There's little chance we'll get them, however, at least anytime soon.

Thank You Google: How a Glee Club in Maine Fixed My Burnout

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 06.08.2014 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

What happened blew everyone away. The two groups of children, with seemingly such different backgrounds, became the best of friends in their short hours together.

10 Of The Best Retirement Spots -- And You'll Never Guess What State They're In

Moira McGarvey | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

When many of us think of retirement locations, we think of warm balmy breezes and palm trees, or the hot craggy terrain of the Southwest. But some people, especially those who have spent their lives in New England, opt to find a little piece of heaven right there. People actually do retire in Maine, although many have an escape plan for January and February for someplace to warm their toes.

New Restaurant Takes 'Local' Food To The Ultimate Extreme

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The local food movement has taken the restaurant industry by storm. Menus featuring local cuisine have gone from special, to trendy to commonplace. Th...

A Ferry To Canada?

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia (AP) — Nova Scotia's government has signed an agreement with a Maine-based company to run a ferry service between Portland, Ma...

First East Coast City Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Portland, Maine, voters on Tuesday approved legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 and older. The measure, Question 1, passed with about 7...

A Love Letter To Portland

Love Letters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Mark H. C. Bessire has been Director of the Portland Museum of Art for the past four years. Before that, he served as the Director of the Bates Colleg...

5 Fall Weekend Getaways on a Budget

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Just because fall is setting in and there's little time to relax doesn't mean that you don't have time to get away for a weekend. These five, quick, two-day escapes are all within driving-distance from major cities across the U.S.

Beach Foraging With Maine Chef Andrew Taylor

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.03.2013 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

The latest "trend" in a do-it-yourself/locavore movement "sweeping" the nation, foraging is serious business. Andrew Taylor, chef and co-owner of Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, frequently incorporates foraged items into the restaurant's menus.

The 25 Healthiest Cities For Women

Posted 01.30.2013 | Women

It turns out that one of the best U.S. cities for men is even better for women. In its annual list of the best and worst cities in America, Men's Heal...

Climate Protests Erupt Across the Nation -- Expect More

Adam Greenberg | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Over the past months, the youth climate movement and its allies have been raising the stakes. In its first month alone, the fossil fuel divestment movement reached 192 campuses, and even spread to the city of Seattle. But we're not going to stop there.

LOOK: Maine's First Same-Sex Wedding

Posted 12.29.2012 | Weddings

Congratulations, Mainers! The same-sex marriage law that voters passed in November went into effect at midnight on December 29th. Maine joins Washi...

Food Network Star: 'I Want To Be Seen As A Strong Gay Chef'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Make no mistake: Michele Ragussis absolutely adores New England. The Food Network favorite, who calls Brooklyn home, has only recently returned to...

WATCH: 'Perfect Storm Of Events' Leads To Woman's Rescue

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact

Ursula Nixon, an 84-year-old woman in Portland, Maine, is lucky to be alive after experiencing what officials there have termed the "perfect storm of ...

A New Course: Announcing Our Campaign for Congress

Jon Hinck | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Jon Hinck

This is no ordinary time. There is a lot at stake, and I am ready to meet the challenges presented.

Maine Restaurant Housed Inside Former Church

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business

(By Ros Krasny - Reuters) - A passerby seeing the imposing church building with its massive, red doors bearing the word "Grace" and a mysterious trian...

BlackVoices History Quest: The Northeast Edition

Posted 02.24.2012 | Black Voices

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in Northeast. You can plan a trip with your family to these places with the helpful ma...

My Mother: "God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

My mother's words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I...

Real Choices: Ranked Choice Voting Elections in 6 Cities

Rob Richie | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

This month many Americans had a chance to vote in state and local elections. FairVote was particularly focused on the first-ever use of ranked choice ...

Hayley Miller

Chemical Bomb Detonates At Occupy Maine

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Maine's Portland encampment faced a chemical bomb explosion early Sunday morning. While no one was injured, some demonstrators' p...

Curtis M. Wong

HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Sandi Amorello Launches Women's Empowerment Web Forum

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact

According to Sandi Amorello, it all started -- oddly enough -- with some Rice Krispies treats. In 1971, a pre-adolescent Amorello was hard at work ...

Run, Zoe, Run

Mickey Goodman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Preparing for the trip took nearly six months. Her plan was to fly to Huntington Beach, Ca., dip her toes in the Pacific Ocean, then begin running toward home.

Reading a Book by Its Cover: Portland, Maine Edition

Elizabeth Gunnison | Posted 07.25.2011 | Travel
Elizabeth Gunnison

When you get into town, roll down the windows. It will smell like salt and fried clams and you'll hear seagulls shrieking, which is practically worth the cost of the plane ticket.