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Building a hub for food

Exploding out of the mind of Portland idea-man Eli Cayer, 39, and with financial backing from his Urban Farm Fermentory, is the conversion of a former East Bayside taxi garage into a home for food processors and preparers right on the Portland peninsula
Behind the scenes with a community project to feed bellies and souls
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 11, 2013

As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul

A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
Square roots
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 09, 2012

Young activists explore police department

There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
Portland 101
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011

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

Slam Dunk Season

Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a schem
How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 05, 2010

10 years later, we told you so

Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 2009


State of the arts

In Portland, and around Southern Maine, developing trends hold promise for our changing, but still cantankerously distinct, artistic character to act as a new kind of cultural reflection.
Emerging trends and promising futures for Portland artists
By IAN PAIGE  |  April 03, 2009

Left out

I first heard about Stanley five years ago, from a firefighter up on Munjoy Hill.
There's a lot in Portland's past the "history" books won't tell you
By BRENDAN HUGHES  |  January 30, 2008

Local motives

As is tradition (well, four years old, anyway), I’ll sum up my wishes from last year before I get to wants for 2007.
Wishes for the year in local music
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 27, 2006

Daytime TV turns into a book

Blame it on Oprah.
Wacky inspiration
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 17, 2006