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David McNeese, Getty Images

Amtrak Downeaster Portland-To-Brunswick Ridership Is Above Projections

It's been just over a year since the Amtrak Downeaster expanded service northward from Portland to include stops in Freeport and Brunswick. The expanded route started service on November 1, 2012.

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Brett Eldredge in Portland Next Thursday and We Have Your Tickets!

He started a few years with a minor hit called 'Raymond' that I absolutely LOVED!

Now with his #1 hit 'Don't Ya', Brett is hitting his stride with country music fans!

Would YOU like to see him in concert. You can!

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cookingchanneltv.com

Cooking Channel’s ‘Eat St.’ is coming to Portland to Film Maine’s Food Trucks

I am thinking I may need a road trip to Portland this weekend!  The Cooking Channel has a show called ‘Eat St.’  It is a show about street foods, like food trucks. Yum! This would be fun to watch them

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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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