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We heart these people

Meet Portland's most influential
We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2010

Local Sprouts dig in

Venue watch + more
For two years, the Local Sprouts Cooperative has been creating a name for itself as a sustainable and healthy catering and meal cooperative in Portland. Hanifa Washington, a worker-owner and chef, likens it to "Superman in slo-mo," saying that the organization has experienced a "steady advance" since its inception in 2007.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 29, 2009

Adams School issue stays hot on the Hill

Shimshai, ACOG, CBC
What to do with the former Adams School has been a hot topic since it closed in 2006.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008

Thinking outside of the boxy Adams School

Munjoy Hillers are eager to see what will take the place of the abandoned Adams School.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 02, 2008

Antics ever + anon

Casco Bay Cabaret rolls around for the eighth time
Casco Bay Cabaret rollYou may have tossed out your noisemakers and extra lampshades on New Year’s Morning, but the antics of the season certainly aren’t over yet.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 10, 2007

What next for controversial art shows?

After censorship
The University of Southern Maine will take extra pains to appear neutral when promoting art exhibits university president Richard Pattenaude told a symposium discussing his decision to prematurely close a controversial show in September.
By ISAAC KESTENBAUM  |  November 21, 2006

Censored artwork hits the road

Supporters take prisoner’s paintings for a walk
The controversial art of Thomas Manning, a man branded a cop killer by his detractors and a political prisoner by his supporters, returned to the USM campus that had sent it packing one week earlier when some seventy supporters gathered there last Friday to stage a rush-hour “moving art show” protest. Widow speaks out: wife of fallen trooper: marchers don't understand. By Jeff Inglis
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 20, 2006

Prisoners of politics

After organizing an exhibit to spark debate, USM closes it when the talk gets too tough
The giant sucking sound that all of Southern Maine heard coming from Forest Avenue last week was not some accidental draining of a huge milk tank at Oakhurst Dairy, but the integrity and independence of Maine’s largest public university going down the toilet. Slideshow: Thomas Manning's exhibit at the University of Southern Maine Brut portraiture: Inmate Manning's art part of outsider tradition. By Ian Paige
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 14, 2006
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Space exploration

Community group looks for co-op home
The People’s Free Space — a Portland grassroots community organization — is finding that space, in fact, is not free.
By BEATRICE MAROVICH  |  May 03, 2006

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