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Local farmers get creative to stand out

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.
The fruits of their labor
By AMY ANDERSON  |  July 20, 2012

High ideals and crazy dreams

I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
Truthers hurt
By AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2010
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Quivering timbers

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.
A suspended forest in Brunswick
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 30, 2010
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Fine wine, fine cause

Drinking for a good cause is starting to catch on in Portland.
Distributors partner to raise money, educate Portlanders on wines of the world
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  April 02, 2010
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Conquer the cold

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.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009

Young energy

"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-
Galvanizing the troops around efficiency
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 22, 2009


Arbitrary injustice

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.
Sent to Supermax solitary confinement
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 10, 2009
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Teach a woman to fish...she'll never want to leave

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.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2009
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Getting real

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

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.
Silencing alarms
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 05, 2008
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Country living

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


Are you dead yet?

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.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 29, 2006

Letters to the Portland Editor, March 10, 2006

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.
Readers fire back on South Dakota's abortion-rights bill, the recent Band Guide issue, and the breakup of the Maine Citizen Leadership Fund
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  March 08, 2006
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Sticking it to political reformers

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