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Camp closes; curfew passes; activism continues

Occupy Watch
Let's just say it: The first phase of OccupyMaine ended with a fizzle, not a bang. The showing at Friday's 10 pm deadline for Occupiers to be out of Lincoln Park was poor.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 15, 2012

Court looms; camp signs missing

Occupy Watch
OccupyMaine has filed its comments on the city's reality-detached answer to Occupy's lawsuit, and a hearing on the Occupiers' request for court protection from city eviction is scheduled for next week.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 18, 2012



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Warring with words

Maine team heading to national slam
Five local poets are heading to West Palm Beach, Florida, to represent Maine in the 2009 National Poetry Slam during the first week of August. The event has taken place in a different city every year since 1990; in 1995, Maine took fourth place, and last year the team split the field and placed 36 out of 80.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2009
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Good riddance

Maine activist plans shoe-hurling action
Kennebunk activist Jamilla El-Shafei is at it again.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009

The Year in Green

Going Green
I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008
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Scrutiny of the bounty

Was 2008 the best year ever for local music releases?
I'm an enthusiastic guy, and maybe prone to hyperbole from time to time, but it's hard to argue that 2008 wasn't an all-time banner year for music created here in the Portland area.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2008
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Kicking the bottle

Water supply
As several Maine towns battle the plans of Poland Spring to expand water-pumping operations across the state, a group of water-rights activists will bring the issue to Portland this Saturday.
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  November 26, 2008

Murky and bright

Tarpigh return: Where did they go?
It's notable that Tarpigh won't play their own CD-release show this Saturday. That would be the normal thing to do. And Tarpigh have never given Portland anything normal or predictable.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008

Portland scene report: November 21, 2008

Sibilance starts now
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 19, 2008

Dylan Metrano & Paper Birds + Castanets

Music seen at Meg Perry Center, October 26, 2008
A well-attended show at the Meg Perry Center Sunday featured the debut of a new local supergroup of sorts, Dylan Metrano & Paper Birds.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 29, 2008
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Real activists know Jimmy Higgins

Learning from history
The changes 21st-century presidential candidates talk about are modest in comparison with the radical leftist politics of the first half of the last century.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 23, 2008
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Hitting Bottom

Brown Bird return on the spring winds with an aching beauty
Lamb may insist he’s an everyman — “My heart is valve and ventricle and flesh” — but this Brown Bird truly soars.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2008

Portland scene report: December 28, 2007

Sibilance starts now
Our favorite SoPo troubalords, Fire on Fire , continue to rack up praise on the Web and beyond.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 26, 2007

White Light + Frank A.M.

Music seen at Strange Maine, November 10, 2007
Relaxation was the theme of the night’s Strange Maine performance, in concept if not in execution.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 20, 2007
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Peace + Justice Center shutting down

Relocations
“The [center] offered a low-cost way for small nonprofits to have their own office space,” says Betsy Smith of Equality Maine.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 05, 2007

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