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    Carbur\u27s Restaurant, 1977

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    Full exterior view of Carbur\u27s Restaurant, 123 Middle Street, from west. Northeastern corner of Middle Street and Church Street visible at left. The popular restaurant began business in 1977, and continued through the 1980s and 1990s. The bottom image shows Carbur\u27s famous sandwich menu board. When a customer ordered the enormous Down East Feast sandwich, the restaurant staff marched the tray out with loud fanfare and banging saucepans. Photos published in the Evening Express, on 29 April 1977.https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/pphnegs_images_business/1051/thumbnail.jp

    Cliff Island School, 1986

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    Exterior views of Cliff Island Elementary School, with students. 120 Church Road, Cliff Island. The one-room school building dates from circa1880. Photos published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 20 April 1986.https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/pphnegs_images_neighbor/1016/thumbnail.jp

    Lincoln Park fountain, 1954

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    Full view of Lincoln Park fountain, with large group of children playing near and in the water. after their last day of the school year. A boy stands at the top of the fountain. Congress Street in background. Portion of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Kavanagh School (Congress Street at Franklin Street) in background right. Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 23 June 1954.https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/pphnegs_images_street/1028/thumbnail.jp

    Memorial Day on Monument Square, 1954

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    High-angle view of Monument Square, with Soldiers and Sailors memorial at center, viewed from southwest during Memorial Day observance. Elm Street at background right. Novick Building in background (451-461 Congress Street), including (from left) Hobby Center, Louie\u27s Lunch, Your Host diner, and D.A. Schulte diner. Photo published in the Evening Express, on 1 June 1954.https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/pphnegs_images_street/1043/thumbnail.jp

    Art review of The Spirit of the Mask, a collection of 95 masks from around the

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    Art review of The Spirit of the Mask, a collection of 95 masks from around the world culled from the private archive of mask collector Carla Hanson. The exhibit is being presented at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland through Dec. 31

    This Just In piece on the Black Bird Collective, a group of Portland-based pri

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    This Just In piece on the Black Bird Collective, a group of Portland-based prison activists, who next week will launch a a statewide petition drive as part of what the group hopes will be a national effort to enact state and federal laws requiring that all prisoners and detainees be treated in accordance with the U.N. Convention Against Torture. David Bidler, Black Bird organizer, says his group is trying to show any potential legislative supporters that there is community support for humane treatment of prisoners. The Black Bird Collective was formed earlier this year to support Deane Brown, a former Maine State Prison inmate who was shipped out of state in retaliation for his protests over conditions at the prison

    this just in piece on the Park-Spring Neighborhood Association which is dedica

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    this just in piece on the Park-Spring Neighborhood Association which is dedicated to stopping drivers who illegally run the intersection at Park and Spring streets, despite stop signs and a flashing red light. The group has been working with the city council and the Portland Police Department to address the issue. Alexander Wallace, an association member, said the problem of drivers speeding through residential streets in Portland neighborhoods is widespread, and that their neighborhood will be a test case for the rest of the city

    the beat report piece profiling Portland rap artist A-Frame, and his partner M

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    the beat report piece profiling Portland rap artist A-Frame, and his partner Mike Clouds. Frame\u27s sophomore album, Life on a Barstool, is being released at the Free Street Taverna in Portland, on Jan. 14

    Local Music piece with a review of Cat & Mouse Records 2006 Artist Compilatio

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    Local Music piece with a review of Cat & Mouse Records 2006 Artist Compilation, a collection of 14 songs by nine local singer/songwriters. Cat & Mouse Records was founded in 2005 by songwriters John Wesley Hartley and Steven Williams, along with Mike O\u27Connor, Chris Dibiasio, Steven Bacon and Daniel Jacobs. Acoustic Coffee in Portland, owned by O\u27Connor, has fueled the local music scene with its Thursday night Maine Songwriters Association open mics

    Description of visits to several local churches, with ratings of the churches i

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    Description of visits to several local churches, with ratings of the churches in 10 categories. Churches include: Williston-West United Church of Christ in Portland, Eastpointe Christian Church in South Portland, Portland Spiritualist Church in Westbrook, and First Parish Church in Portland
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