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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: October 17, 2017

Pose for a photo with the giant L.L. Bean Boot

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Politics have little effect on shoppers at L.L. Bean


As Madonna sang so eloquently back in the 1990, “strike a pose there’s nothing to it.” Sometimes it’s OK to act like a tourist. Even if you live in Freeport, home to the L.L. Bean flagship store and the giant Bean boot, it’s OK to ham it up and capture the moment on “film.” The boot is, after all, quite impressive at 16 feet tall. Embrace the boot, love the boot, become one with the boot. It really is OK.

Staff photo by Ben McCanna

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