Tag Archives: Portland

Arcade bar owner, MECA student join Portland mayoral race

Ben Culver, 33, co-owner at Arcadia National Bar, is running to be Portland's next mayor.

As the deadline for ballot qualification nears, three more residents have taken out nomination papers to join Portland’s mayoral contest, bringing the total number of contenders to eight. The latest crop of candidates includes Benjamin Culver, 33, co-owner of Arcadia National Bar, and Brendan Glass, a 21-year-old junior at Maine College of Art. Karl Nordli, a […]

Bangor, Orono score below average in LGBT ‘Equality Index’

Two of five Maine towns and cities scored below the national average in a recent report on LGBT equality by the national Human Rights Campaign. HRC — the largest advocacy groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights — ranked 291 municipalities from every state in the nation, including five in Maine. Each city received […]

Half of Portland House delegates support pot legalization

Four of Portland’s eight delegates to the state House of Representatives will announce their support for the Nov. 5 referendum to decriminalize possession of marijuana by adults in that city. A “yes” vote on Question 1 in Portland would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older. Democratic Reps. […]

New Portland METRO ads extol virtues of marijuana over booze

Portland’s METRO is going green. They’re not going to start burning vegetable oil or anything like that, but there will be a lot more marijuana on the buses and bus shelters than ever before: The national group pushing for legalization of marijuana in Maine — first in Portland, then statewide — have launched a series of […]