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Looking back on 2010: Maine goes red

There were big wins, big defeats, encouraging signs, and disappointments. Here's a look at what Maine enjoyed — and endured — in 2010.
Republicans take over Augusta, Portland cops go online, gay rights stay center stage, and more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010
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Building up the Baysides

Perhaps you've been bowling and boozing at Bayside Bowl on Alder Street. Or maybe you've been biking down Fox Street and over to Whole Foods, throwing a glimpse over to Anderson as you pass — you just might see someone you know.
Looking forward on the peninsula's last frontiers
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 13, 2010

If you live on either side of Franklin Arterial...


...And we all do...check this out and email your thoughts to Markos Miller, who is collecting them at markosmiller [at] hotmail.com.  At the meeting last...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  July 29, 2010

Getting the green light on transport

Exciting — if daunting — developments are on the transportation horizon in the greater Portland area.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 22, 2010

Pedestrian access near Franklin Arterial/Back Cove


The Maine Department of Transportation is planning how to make traffic (car, bike, and foot, presumably) flow more safely and smoothly at Exit 7, off...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 14, 2009
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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


Inspiring urban growers

Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganz
Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganza this week.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 08, 2009
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Why we live here

By now, we've all heard what the people at Forbes magazine have to say about why Portland is at the top of its annual "America's Most Livable Cities" list. We apparently scored a lot of points on a "leisure index."
Tell us your story at  thePhoenix.com/Portland
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 24, 2009
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Citizen organization re-envisions a city street

A group of local and state government officials, neighborhood representatives, and open-space advocates are in the beginning stages of an effort they hope will transform Franklin Arterial.
Reclaiming Franklin
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008

Planning a promenade

Presumably, most people who enjoy the to-be-built Bayside Promenade will experience it differently than I did last Saturday.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2008
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Scattered after-thoughts

With the Phoenix going to press on Tuesday evening (before most election results came in), I struggled to come up with ways to be relevant on the morning after.
Post-Election
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2008


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Gathering steam

As flight attendants do with pin-on airline wings, TrainRiders hosts used to distribute blue “I rode the Amtrak Downeaster today” stickers to children only.
Local train proposals seek funding, find support
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 06, 2008
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Chew on this

“It’s a crime, really, that the largest city in Maine doesn’t have a natural foods co-op.”
Is there a food co-op in Portland’s future?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007
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Finding Portland

Petra Fogie, 27, is an architectural designer living and working in Portland.
"Lost Sites" gives architectural ideas a purpose
By IAN PAIGE  |  April 04, 2007
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Park it

If you believe the Portlanders who worked on the Olympia Companies proposal for redeveloping the Maine State Pier, the competition between their outfit and Ocean Properties is simple.
Both proposals for the Maine State Pier are missing something big
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 08, 2007