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Local farmers get creative to stand out

The fruits of their labor
With a limited growing season and high demand for local food, Maine farmers have a short window of time to get their products to the public.
By AMY ANDERSON  |  July 18, 2012

High ideals and crazy dreams

Truthers hurt
I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 28, 2010

Quivering timbers

A suspended forest in Brunswick
What’s a tree without roots? Usually it’s the kitchen cabinet or a sheaf of inkjet paper, but for Maine artist Jacob Galle, the answer is a lot less complicated.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 28, 2010

Fine wine, fine cause

Distributors partner to raise money, educate Portlanders on wines of the world
Drinking for a good cause is starting to catch on in Portland.
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  March 31, 2010

Conquer the cold

Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 09, 2009

Young energy

Galvanizing the troops around efficiency
"I think we had a major impact on the thinking going on in the Legislature," says Rob Brown, executive director of Opportunity Maine, the non-profit that previously focused on keeping young, educated Mainers in the state, which submitted its own energy-related bill to the Legislature.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 20, 2009

Arbitrary injustice

Sent to Supermax solitary confinement
Fears doesn't like the particular prison where he now resides. He would prefer to be in one near his family in Arizona, and not in solitary confinement.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 09, 2009

Teach a woman to fish...she'll never want to leave

Love letters to Maine
The cluster of small shacks that comprise Jim's Smelt Camp in Bowdoinham look like a tiny shantytown; were that it was so — I would move right in.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2009

Getting real

Activists gather sigs to oppose ‘Real ID’
Activists are teaming up in outrage against the Maine’s seeming acquiescence to federal “Real ID” demands.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2008

State sued over inmate’s death

Silencing alarms
As severely mentally ill Maine State Prison inmate Ryan Rideout prepared to hang himself from a sprinkler in his cell on the night of October 5, 2006, other inmates frantically pressed panic buttons in their cells.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 05, 2008

Country living

A. Jacob Galle on trees, video art, + NYC
If you were Little Red Riding Hood, you’d want A. Jacob Galle to save you.
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 24, 2007

Are you dead yet?

Politics and other mistakes
The Green Party is contracting, to the point where that’s about the only place it has any political impact, and once you get outside Portland, Green candidates for the Legislature are rare as profitable paper mills.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 29, 2006

Letters to the Portland Editor, March 10, 2006

Readers fire back on South Dakota's abortion-rights bill, the recent Band Guide issue, and the breakup of the Maine Citizen Leadership Fund
Now it seems that what we never thought would happen, has occurred: South Dakota has passed a law outlawing virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest.
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Sticking it to political reformers

Power play gives State House Democrats control of 'nonpartisan' activist group
State House Dems don't get mad, they get even.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 12, 2006

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