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Young guns

When Kevin Donoghue and Dave Marshall are sworn in to the Portland City Council on December 4, they’ll be more than a decade younger than the youngest of our sitting councilors.
K-Don and Dave on being city councilors, playing politics, and what Wharf Street should look like
By SARA DONNELLY  |  November 15, 2006

Veterans won’t let veterans march

Maine Veterans for Peace may not be allowed to march in Portland’s Veterans Day parade this year, because parade organizers and participants object to the group’s anti-war politics.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  October 04, 2006

Where have all the artists gone?

Nancy Kureth is lost in the Biddeford mills again.
Portland’s creative exodus gives Southern Maine’s mill towns a new lease on life
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 09, 2006


Mayor Jim Cohen’s Sustainable Portland Task Force was established May 1 in a unanimous city council vote.
Sustainable Portland is a go
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 03, 2006
Cohen tji list photo 04/21/06

Clean & green

Portland mayor Jim Cohen plans to convene nine environmental experts and advocates to study the city’s use of sustainable energy and conservation practices, and to identify ways to highlight Portland’s green businesses.
Portland may go sustainable, whatever that means
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 19, 2006

Our Port, Your Port

The city council’s latest struggle to reconcile Old Port nightlife with Old Port highlife isn’t as unique as you might think.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  February 15, 2006

You promised

Portland representative John Eder wishes he had more friends in the capitol these days. Since supposedly securing funds last March for an unprecedented “arts incubator” to support the creative economy in Portland, Eder says the state has given him the ru
Show Eder the money
By SARA DONNELLY  |  February 01, 2006