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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

Local Sprouts dig in

For two years, the Local Sprouts Cooperative has been creating a name for itself as a sustainable and healthy catering and meal cooperative in Portland. Hanifa Washington, a worker-owner and chef, likens it to "Superman in slo-mo," saying that the orga
Venue watch + more
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 31, 2009

Adams School issue stays hot on the Hill

What to do with the former Adams School has been a hot topic since it closed in 2006.
Shimshai, ACOG, CBC
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008

Thinking outside of the boxy Adams School

Munjoy Hillers are eager to see what will take the place of the abandoned Adams School.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 02, 2008

Antics ever + anon

Casco Bay Cabaret rollYou may have tossed out your noisemakers and extra lampshades on New Year’s Morning, but the antics of the season certainly aren’t over yet.
Casco Bay Cabaret rolls around for the eighth time
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 10, 2007

What next for controversial art shows?

The University of Southern Maine will take extra pains to appear neutral when promoting art exhibits university president Richard Pattenaude told a symposium discussing his decision to prematurely close a controversial show in September.
After censorship
By ISAAC KESTENBAUM  |  November 21, 2006


Censored artwork hits the road

The controversial art of Thomas Manning, a man branded a cop killer by his detractors and a political prisoner by his supporters, returned to the USM campus that had sent it packing one week earlier when some seventy supporters gathered there last Friday
Supporters take prisoner’s paintings for a walk
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 20, 2006

Prisoners of politics

The giant sucking sound that all of Southern Maine heard coming from Forest Avenue last week was not some accidental draining of a huge milk tank at Oakhurst Dairy, but the integrity and independence of Maine’s largest public university going down the to
After organizing an exhibit to spark debate, USM closes it when the talk gets too tough
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 14, 2006
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Space exploration

The People’s Free Space — a Portland grassroots community organization — is finding that space, in fact, is not free.
Community group looks for co-op home
By BEATRICE MAROVICH  |  May 03, 2006