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Unread 05-04-2012, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Yes, I have lived in it for 7 years. It is a small city, and I do NOT wish it to become too big, like with corporate skyscrapers and NIKE buildings like Seattle, but I do wish that it had better transportation, something along the lines of the original tramways that used to be here. I like the history of Portland, the Grand Trunk Railway, the freights that used to go around the peninsula and on to Montreal. I was actually strangely delighted when they opened the historic freightline back up between Montreal and Bangor. Portland really has a lot for New England, like the Rigby Yard in South Portland is the largest rail yard in New England. The Portland Company for instance is very interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Company

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I always enjoyed the Grand Funk Railroad better.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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I always enjoyed the Grand Funk Railroad better.
You probably dont know the history of Portland. Sorry for bringing it up. Sink back into your abyss of Maine non-reality.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Near the Stone Barn
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You probably dont know the history of Portland. Sorry for bringing it up. Sink back into your abyss of Maine non-reality.
He was joking with you. Grand Funk Railroad was a famous rock group from the late 60's.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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He was joking with you. Grand Funk Railroad was a famous rock group from the late 60's.
He probably doesn't know the history of Rock. It's a shame he missed out. Darn good group.

As for nice towns, we love waling around Boothbay Harbor. Nice little place. I know; too touristy with all the sweaters tied around their owners necks.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 02:39 AM
 
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Except for Portland, aren't they all quaint LITTLE towns? Quaint--having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; strange, peculiar, or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way (dictionary.com)

portlandano is waiting for Portland to provide appropriate bus stops/shelters....bus stops other than quaint Greyhound (which didn't have specially built bus stops in most ME towns, btw) and quaint New England towns don't seem to go together....Greyhound bus stops were often restaurants. I don't think they minded the extra business and the florist won't either.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Let's not forget about Cabot Cove, now that's a quaint maine town- it's some kind of wonderful, yes it is
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Unread 05-05-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Let's not forget about Cabot Cove, now that's a quaint maine town- it's some kind of wonderful, yes it is

I like that; a little Grand Funk thrown in for flavor. Nice tie-in.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Lubec, ME
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The OP might be getting closer to her home with this question.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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It's a bad time to be in love ... with decent bus shelters if you live in Portland.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Yes, I have lived in it for 7 years. It is a small city, and I do NOT wish it to become too big, like with corporate skyscrapers and NIKE buildings like Seattle, but I do wish that it had better transportation, something along the lines of the original tramways that used to be here. I like the history of Portland, the Grand Trunk Railway, the freights that used to go around the peninsula and on to Montreal. I was actually strangely delighted when they opened the historic freightline back up between Montreal and Bangor. Portland really has a lot for New England, like the Rigby Yard in South Portland is the largest rail yard in New England. The Portland Company for instance is very interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Company

That’s My Dump!

"So come on, come on do the Loco-motion with me"
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