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Environment watch - BY HEATHER FORAN

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Moose rehab

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  September 18, 2014

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17 books you should read in college

(Whether your professors tell you to or not)
Challenge yourself to read something you wouldn’t. Read obvious books like Hamlet, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Sense and Sensibility, and Man’s Search for Meaning. And if you find yourself hating any one of them, throw the book across the room and pick up something else.
By: EMILY YOUNG  |  September 18, 2014

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Back to reality

 Socially aware arts and events for the southern Maine back-to-schooler
If you’re a student in southern Maine and are at all interested in arts and humanities, and have a budget of exactly $10 to spend on any one event, there’s a lot in your favor.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2014

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Low light glow

Going out? Here’s what you can expect from the Portland scene...
Frank talk on the Portland nightlife scene.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 18, 2014

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Welcome to Portland

13 frustrating situations you’re bound to run into in the Forest City
As every longtime Portlander would love to tell you, it’s not all roses and sunshine in the Forest City. If you’re going to live here, you will…
By: IAN CARLSEN  |  September 17, 2014



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It's not you, it's me

A guide to how you will feel before, during, and after your breakup with the Humanities, in epistolary form.
Dear Liberal Arts Degree...
By: DAVID CARON  |  September 17, 2014

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Cheap eats in Maine's culinary capitol

13 ways to experience Portland’s great restaurants for less
These cheap dishes are quintessentially Portland.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  September 17, 2014

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Home despot

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  September 17, 2014

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Fall arts preview

Our picks for the most anticipated arts events of the season
Week-by-week highlights until the holiday season
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 12, 2014

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Prepare for the fall

Looking ahead at the season's dramatic arts
The season of theater at USM, Good Theater, Mad Horse, Portland Stage Company, and many more.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 18, 2014



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Summer was stolen

A look at artists who prepared for the fall
From here, the strongest pull of the art season comes—surprise, surprise—from the Portland Museum of Art, where a mostly sculptural assembly of works by Aaron T. Stephan should throw a wrench at the syntax of institutional aesthetics.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2014

A deep divide remains

Diverse City
It was understood even 46 years ago that change and true racial equality would not happen until white America experienced a paradigm shift.
By: SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 12, 2014

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Cruel intentions

This fall, it's time to get heavy
Portland music scene release dates for the fall.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 12, 2014

The E.C. plan

Politics and Other Mistakes
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has proposed a much-needed change in the way Maine chooses its governor. Under the Cutler plan, the only people allowed to run would be those with the initials E.C.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 12, 2014

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Among the stars

Notes from Experiencers Speak 2014, the alien abduction support group
“Consider yourself in a judgment-free bubble ‘til Sunday night,” Peter says, reminding us that information shared over the weekend is “extraordinarily personal.”
By: TEAL GARDELLA  |  September 12, 2014



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How do you like them apples?

Overcome apple fatigue with new varieties
As students trundle off to school, the nighttime temperatures begin to dip, and the daylight lessens, apple trees all across Maine are ripening.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  September 12, 2014

Voter awareness efforts ramp up

Fill in the bubble
As election season looms a mere eight weeks away, most Mainers are fully aware just how much is at stake in the future of the state. But let’s not take any chances.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2014

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Comprehensive Maine farm book due soon


Mary Quinn Doyle has spent the last two years traveling between Aroostook and York counties (and to the 14 in between) learning about and documenting 178 farms. Her compilation will be published this week in a book titled Unique Maine Farms.  
By: HEATHER FORAN  |  September 12, 2014

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Point of contention

Workers, unions, politicians protest FairPoint’s ‘bad faith’ effort
On Monday, hundreds of workers and supporters rallied in Portland to protest to the labor practices—or lack thereof—of FairPoint Communications.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 05, 2014
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