March 17, 2013

Old Port crowds are big but well behaved, police say

By Dennis Hoey
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — Bartenders may have started pouring green beer at 6 a.m. Sunday, but Portland police said the alcohol did not appear to be affecting the behavior of visitors to the city’s Old Port district on St. Patrick’s Day.

“There are big crowds in the Old Port and the bars are doing a booming business,” Portland Police Lt. Gary Hutcheson said Sunday afternoon.

Police beefed up foot patrols in the Old Port in case of unruly behavior, but Hutcheson said officers had not made any arrests and that as far as he could tell, everyone seemed to be having a good time.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)