Daily Archives: December 6, 2009

Portland metro area on top list

The Portland-South Portland-Biddeford area are on the list that goes with this Forbes.com story on the “best bang-for-the-buck cities” in the country. Yeah, the region comes in at No. 36 and I have no idea where the metro area might have placed previously, but considering how many cities there are in this country and that the area ranked above quite a few areas that have a lot to offer, it is a very good thing.

Clicking on the head and text below should get you to the story and then you can click within the story to get to the overall list.

Best Bang-For-The-Buck Cities

Solid housing markets, relatively stable employment, enviable cost of living and quick commutes make these metros among the country’s most affordable to live.

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Bringing out their best, as soldiers and as men | Portland Press Herald

Nice column by the Press Herald’s Bill Nemitz. It is about Auburn, Maine’s Paul Bosse, who will be leading a company of soldiers to Afghanistan.

Bringing out their best, as soldiers and as men | Portland Press Herald.

Lewiston Leaders Push For Depression-Era Style Job Creation Program

Here’s a link to a Maine Public Broadcasting Network story on a proposal to put people back to work using a program similar to the one used by FDR.

I have been out of work since March and am hungry to find a new job, but the cost of this program seems too high. But I am glad people are at least voicing such ideas. From one — or many — of such suggestions will come a sustainable solution.

Lewiston Leaders Push For Depression-Era Style Job Creation Program.