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Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011

Good starts

It's a new year, and Maine journalism is worse for the battering it took in 2009. But there are some new lights appearing on the horizon that might just make things a little brighter.
Maine journalism shows some promising new lights
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 15, 2010
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A smooth course

A Midsummer Night's Dream is arguably the Bard's sultriest, silliest, and most gossamer comedy. As such, of course, it is also among the most oft-produced al fresco summer offerings in the whole canon.
Fenix's breathtaking Dream
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 14, 2009

He ain't heavy — well, maybe a little bit

For Armen Moradians's "100 Carry Project," he plans to carry 100 people — one by one, piggy-back style — along a two-mile route through downtown Portland.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2008

A stormwater popsicle

You’ve probably seen the Bayside Glacier: it’s that pile of dirty snow and ice that rises each winter to rival the redeveloping neighborhood’s new office buildings in bulk and height.
What the Bayside Glacier can teach us about Portland’s sewage problem
By CHRISTIAN McNEIL  |  April 09, 2008

Wild honey

Nothing could be more appropriate for a place like Geno’s.
 The Leftovers continue to be On the Move
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 01, 2007

Up on the farm

Even the best planned adventures can get altered mid-flight.
Markets are a perfect Twenty Spot
By TODD RICHARD  |  August 02, 2006
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Letters to the Portland Editor, June 2, 2006

Readers sound off on Casey Sheehan, and last week's Phoenix sex survey
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Bands' best

We all have killer stories about our best nights out in Portland, but now is not the time for your stories.
Local musicians select their bands' top performances
By AMY MARTIN  |  February 23, 2006