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The Phoenix Potpourri: A search for survivors at sea, and a new PDD identity

Cargo ship El Faro presumed lost in Hurricane JoaquinA vigil was scheduled Tuesday night at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine for victims of the lost cargo ship, El Faro.WCSH-6 reported, “The ship was captained by 53-year-old Michael Davidson from Windham, Maine. At least three other Mainers, including Maine Maritime Academy graduates Dylan Meklin, Danielle Randolph, both of Rockland, and Michael Holland of Wilton are aboard the ship.”

The Phoenix Potpourri: Nova Star Cruises exits; veterans receive salutes

'Bon Voyage!' for Nova Star cruise-ferryNova Star Cruises Ltd. has bid farewell to passengers on the new cruise-ferry service from Portland to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.The company wrote at http://novastarcruises.com, "Bon Voyage! The Province of Nova Scotia has announced that our contract to provide the ferry service between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Portland, Maine will not be renewed for the 2016 season. We would like to thank the people of Nova Scotia, our valued employees, our…

The Phoenix Potpourri: Old Jordan’s Meats site transformation; Italian food writer in SoPo

East End development touted as ‘tax increment financing’ success storyIt seems the ancient wisdom of “build it and they will come,” applies not just to Hollywood baseball fields but also to parking garages.Developers this week are announcing $18.4 million worth of new commercial real estate development around what many locals still call the old Jordan’s Meats location. The city’s decision to back parking-structure buildings there sparked years of debate, with some East End advocates complaining…
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