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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!
| December 24, 2010
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
| 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...
| July 29, 2010
Getting the green light on transport
Exciting — if daunting — developments are on the transportation horizon in the greater Portland area.
| 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...
| October 14, 2009
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)
| 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.
| May 08, 2009
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."
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| April 24, 2009
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.
| 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.
| November 26, 2008
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.
| November 05, 2008
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
| February 06, 2008
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?
| December 05, 2007
Petra Fogie, 27, is an architectural designer living and working in Portland.
"Lost Sites" gives architectural ideas a purpose
| April 04, 2007
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
| March 08, 2007
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