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This is why I think these pictures from 2016 are worth a second look

PORTLAND, MAINE — 07/22/16 — Joyce Augustino, 15, (right) and Lucy Otto, 16, dress in the American and South Sundanese flags at a peace rally in Monument Square in Portland on Friday afternoon. Fighting erupted this month in the South Sudanese capital Juba between followers of President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

I’m not sure if these are my best pictures from the year that was. That’s for viewers to decide. But, scrolling back through hundreds of images I published in 2016, these are the frames that made me stop for a moment and ponder. I think they’re worth a second look, anyway. For the last couple […]

Portland’s mayor has his own solution to ‘brutal’ downtown parking

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling rides his scooter down Fore Street on Tuesday afternoon. Strimling said he likes riding the scooter because it’s easy to park on the city’s congested peninsula and it lowers his carbon footprint. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling knows how to beat Portland’s clogged summer peninsula traffic. He parks his car. Instead, he throws a leg over his scooter and zips around town with his face in the wind. “Traffic in this city is just brutal,” he told me, sitting on his orange, Italian-styled steed, parked in front of City Hall on […]