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America’s Snobbiest Cities: Portland is Number 18

Readers of 'Travel and Leisure' magazine have come up with their list of the snobbiest cities in America. San Francisco came in #1, followed by New York City and Boston. Portland was #18.

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Passenger Train Supporters To Discuss Portland To Auburn Service

Supporters of an effort to resurrect passenger train service between Portland and Auburn will be unveiling details of their plan this Friday at a forum at the University of Southern Maine.

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David Paul Morris / Getty Images

Portland Launching Effort To Ban Polystyrene Cups and Plastic Bags

The Portland City Council formed a Green Packaging Working Group earlier in 2013 and assigned it to develop ordinances to eliminate sales of food and drinks in polystyrene packing, better known as the brand name Styrofoam and to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags in Portland.

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Portland Tells Man He Can Whistle — But Only If He’s Walking

Who knew whistling could stir up so much emotion?

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More Cruise Ship Passengers Coming To Maine In 2013

Cruise ships have been in the news recently. Fortunately this disabled cruise ship has been towed safely to Mobile, Alabama. Despite the recent negative news about cruise ships, Cruise Maine, a Windham-based organization that promotes Maine ports to the cruise ship industry, estimates a 17 percent increase in passengers visiting Maine in 2013.

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Mario Tama/ Getty Images

Mainers Helping Mainers: The Blizzard of 2013

The blizzard of 2013 is one that they'll be talking about for many years to come. It set record snowfall amount in several New England communities, including Portland, which saw 31.9 inches. Blizzard conditions lasted through late Friday night into much of Saturday. Now the cleanup.

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Brad Paisley Is Here!

Looks like Brad Paisley is putting the finishing touches to his latest album RIGHT HERE IN MAINE!!

Want to know where?

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images

Portland, ME is One of the Healthiest Places to Live…If You’re a Woman

'Women’s Health Magazine' has named Portland, Maine as one of the healthiest cities in the United States for a woman to live. The magazine’s ranked cities in 41 categories that included nutrition, cost of living and cancer rates.

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Archenemy’s Leaves Downtown Augusta

 

Archenemy's retail store, that received national media attention with it's live models in it's storefront windows, has moved out of their Water Street, Augusta location. Owners Nate and Carrie LaChance are opening Archenemy's Studios in the Old Port section of Portland.

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Frazier Harrison/Getty Images

Maine Drivers Warned Of Zombies

Drivers earlier this week in Portland probably did a double take at a construction road sign. The electronic construction sign read 'warning zombies ahead!' The sign was suppose to read, 'Night work 8pm to 6am expect delays'. This was an early Halloween prank that did not amuse city officals.

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