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Meeting ‘Strangers’ at Fryeburg’s Pace Galleries

Fittingly set in Fryeburg Academy's still relatively unknown Pace Galleries — a lovely showroom built on the annex of the school's Performing Arts Center in 2009 — "Strangers and Others" is a complex, mysterious, and densely packed assembly of figurati
The facts of figures
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 01, 2012

Fryeburg's losing streak is done

Fryeburg's baseball team gets a new mascot.
By DAVID KISH  |  June 17, 2011
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(10) days of celluloid

Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 10, 2009

Simpler, but not too much

In taking over the space recently occupied by Mim's, one of Portland's prissiest restaurants, the owners of the Farmer's Table were wise to choose a name designed to set customers at ease.
The Farmer's Table brings comforting cuisine to Commercial Street
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 17, 2009

New England Music News: March 6, 2009

Sorry we didn't have time to give you the heads-up before the show, but the BALTIC SEA debuted a new five-man lineup Sunday night at the Big Easy.
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 04, 2009

Kicking the bottle

As several Maine towns battle the plans of Poland Spring to expand water-pumping operations across the state, a group of water-rights activists will bring the issue to Portland this Saturday.
Water supply
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  November 26, 2008


Water wars

Elizabeth Royte’s new book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , is a frank reminder of just how ubiquitous bottled water has become.
Bottlemania puts a local story on the national stage
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Close to the edge

The last time Republicans won control of both chambers of the Maine Legislature, the country was engaged in an unpopular foreign war, Washington was on the verge of a major scandal, Congress was meddling with social issues, and the vice-president was cal
Politics and Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 25, 2006