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Dan Skolnik

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Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)

Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
Hats in the Ring Dept.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 03, 2010

Cannibal council

Getting a stern lecture on political decorum from the likes of me would be similar to being scolded by Hannibal Lecter for indulging in cannibalism. Both reprimands would carry a strong odor of hypocrisy.
Behaving badly
By AL DIAMON  |  September 24, 2010
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Stars, bars, and open arms

The first thing I noticed when pulling into the Preble Street parking lot on Back Cove for last Sunday’s open-carry firearm event, which had been organized to encourage Mainers to legally wear their guns in public, was the Confederate flag.
Flags + Guns Dept.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 30, 2010

Kooksville

As every sane Mainer knows, the wackiest ideas for improving this state come from people in the immediate vicinity of Portland.
Might be something in the water
By AL DIAMON  |  March 26, 2010
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We heart these people

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?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Local activist will run for city council

West Ender Tina Smith, who formerly worked as a community organizer with the Maine League of Young Voters, is running for an at-large city council seat.
On the move
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008


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Good soundbreaks make . . .

The Portland Regency Hotel has sued the Alehouse, saying the club generates too much noise and disturbs hotel guests.
Hotel vs. Club
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 18, 2006