Recent burglaries in Portland

The Portland Police would like to alert the community to recent residential burglaries in the Munjoy Hill area and the residential corridor on Forest Av from Morrill’s Corner to Riverside St. The trends and statistics indicate the burglars may return to the same neighborhoods where the suspects were successful.The burglars have entered the locations through unlocked doors or have cut screens on open windows. Common items stolen in these burglaries have been laptop computers, computer tablets, cash, jewelry, medications and firearms. Apple products have been very popular items that burglars have targeted.The burglaries have been occurring all hours of the day and night. In some instances residents were home during the burglaries.Residents are encouraged to lock all their doors and windows when they leave their home. Securing valuables and keeping detailed lists of serial numbers of electronics is recommended.

Maine artists sought for artwork for MaineGeneral’s New Regional Hospital

MaineGeneral Medical Center is seeking proposals from all artists living in Maine to design, create and install artwork at the 640,000-square-foot New Regional Hospital now under construction in Augusta.

The design theme for the new hospital is “A journey to wellness, healing enhanced by nature.” Art will be commissioned to reinforce that theme and create a place of comfort that promotes wellness and healing. Artwork should have Maine as its subject matter and, in particular, have a connection to central Maine.

The total project budget for up to four commissioned pieces of art is $100,000. The submission deadline is July 31, 2012. For questions about this proposal and to submit art, e-mail  All materials must be in electronic format and received by e-mail.
Art will be selected for four locations: main lobby, central waiting area, café courtyard and cafeteria terrace.

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

In spite of having seen Gone, Baby, Gone at least three times, it was only recently that a friend told me it was the 4th in a series of six crime thrillers by Dennis Lehane. I swear, I am not living under a rock, but how did I miss this for so long?! Common sense ain’t all that common. Sounds like something Patrick Kenzie might say, a "hard-boiled" private investigator in the very best of the tradition.  Read more.....