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Portland Pirates
4:32 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Portland Celebrates as Pirates Return Home

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan (from left), the Pirates mascot, and Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Hall at a news conference in Portland Friday.
Credit Irwin Gratz / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - After a one-year exile in Lewiston, team officials, Mayor Michael Brennan and various members of the city's business community today formally welcomed the Portland Pirates back to city for this hockey season. At a press conference this morning at Portland City Hall, the team's Chief Operating Officer -- and Pirates Hall-of-Famer -- Brad Church, talked about what the city means to him.

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Footgolf course
11:07 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Maine's First Footgolf Course Opening in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine - Officials in the city of Portland say they are opening the first footgolf course in Maine.

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan is unveiling the course at Riverside Golf Course on Monday morning. Footgolf is a sport that combines soccer and golf. The sport will be playable at the golf course's South Course from Friday until Nov. 30. City officials say the golf course is the first to offer the sport in the state.

Ray Rice
12:33 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Collins Among Senators Pushing NFL for 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy on Domestic Violence

Collins at an event in Maine in June.
Credit Patty Wight / MPBN

Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is among 15 women senators urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to institute a "zero-tolerance" policy for domestic violence.

In a letter to Goodell today, the senators said the league needs to send a strong message that domestic violence won't be tolerated.

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8:19 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Sea Dogs on Verge of History as Season Draws to a Close

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With this year’s Sea Dogs on the verge of breaking the 1995 record for wins in a season, Manager Billy McMillon reflected on the season at hand.
  • Source: Boston
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A lot has changed in the 19 years since Billy McMillon helped lead the Portland Sea Dogs to a franchise record 86 wins in the club's second season in existence.
3:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Former John Bapst Quarterback Tells Slate He Was The Worst Ever

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"A quarterback who never wins a game is an inversion of everything the position represents. He is an illiterate valedictorian, a superhero who lets the bad guys destroy the universe."
I've spent more than a decade stewing over it, rolling the memories around in my head, wondering if it could've really been that bad. Now, I'm ready to accept my place in history. Of the thousands of American boys who have played quarterback for their high school football teams, I...

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