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As gas prices go up, a public transit bill gains speed

Every day, thousands of workers in who live in the Lewiston-Auburn region — where real estate is more affordable — get in their cars and drive to Portland — where there are more jobs.
Conservative commute
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2011
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Pop-up pirate

I've written first-hand about trapeze lessons, smelt fishing, and cruise vacations (oh, my!), but as I headed toward surf lessons at Scarborough's Higgins Beach one morning in May, I had more butterflies in my stomach than usual.
A first-time surfer takes to the waves
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010

Soundbender's last show, Battle of the Bands, and more

SOUNDBENDER , in playing the LOKI  EP-release party, will be saying goodbye. The band have announced it will be their last show.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 16, 2010
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Back to school

Some of us know (or think we know) our paths from a young age. We follow those trails through 12 years of school, and then four (plus) more. Some of us don't. We flounder, we search, we know what we want but we don't know how to achieve it. The crucial
Coloring outside the educational lines
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 22, 2010

Christmas Prelude Candlelight Caroling

At the Franciscan Monastery, Kennebunk, December 5
Music Seen
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  December 11, 2009
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Three-hour tours

They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009


Kicking around town with Roy Davis, Lost on Liftoff, and more

Sideman supergroup Frederick have decided to make a record. Except they don't have the dosh.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 16, 2009

Down in the flood

A few years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (motto: Cornsistently Rong Abowt Everyting) informed me I was buying a house in a flood zone. FEMA had a map that showed where the waters of the semi-mighty Carrabassett River had surged over its
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 21, 2009

Do state officials know best?

Like when the country goes to war, most news reports of how state government is handling the H1N1 “swine flu” crisis have just repeated what officials have said.
Politicians' swine
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 08, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: April 24,2009

Having worked at Guy Gannett for years, I have sadly watched the papers drop in size, content, quality .
What was once a top-quality, prestigious paper, has surely come down.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 24, 2009

A pair of classical gems

Sunday afternoon, two string quartets — the Borromeo and the Portland — will meet and join forces for a rare performance of a pair of classical gems, Johannes Brahms's String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 and Felix Mendelssohn's Octet in E flat Major, O
String quartets pair up
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 17, 2009


The nature of nesting

The homeowning frontlines
The homeowning frontlines
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

Music seen: Pinkerton Thugs

It has been more than a year since Kennebunk-based punkers The Pinkerton Thugs reunited, and yet there still seems to be a resonant buzz around their return. And seeing them live, you get the sense that the band are more relevant now than ever.
At Geno's, January 30, 2009
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  February 04, 2009
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Good riddance

Kennebunk activist Jamilla El-Shafei is at it again.
Maine activist plans shoe-hurling action
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009

Death Vessel

Death Vessel are something Mainers should be most proud of.  
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, September 24, 2008
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  October 02, 2008

Letters to the Portland Editor, October 3, 2008

If a pregnancy is endangering a woman’s life, the woman’s life needs to be saved. But I feel this way because I’m pro-life.
Sex is risky
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  October 01, 2008


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Vote for your favorite design online

Slowly but surely, the city’s skaters (and bikers) are moving closer to getting the skatepark they need.
Skatepark rolls forward
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2008

Protesters will crash McCain fundraiser in Kennebunkport

McCain won’t be so luxuriously welcomed by all Mainers. Left-wing protesters are planning a counter-reception that will amount to quite the opposite of rolling out a red carpet.
A summer visitor
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008
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Mamma Mia's!

This quaint but elegant little restaurant is serving some of the best meals south of Portland.
Elegant meals with great flavors
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 16, 2008

Give outsiders time

I do have to say your prediction that none of these “outsiders” has a chance of un-seating Republican incumbent Susan Collins seems both premature and unfair.
Letters to the Portland editor
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  March 26, 2008
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One Too Many is never enough

This time of year always brings about a bunch of talk about the Irish, but we’ve really been inundated of late, no?
The Pubcrawlers give you a reason to celebrate, March 17
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2008


Portland scene report: November 23, 2007

If anything, the play list has gotten older (we heard Crash Test Dummies the other day, which was frightening), and we’ve yet to hear a local song as we flip through the stations.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2007
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Kennebunk library cancels, reinstates art show

“I’m very pleased,” says Swenson. “Censorship is stopped cold.”
Uncensored
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 07, 2007
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A real Italian

“Finally, a real coffee.”
A foodie from Rome visits Maine Italian restaurants
By KELSEA BRENNAN-WESSELS  |  August 15, 2007
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Chimp Boy hits and runs

Gosh, what an honor when Dubya the Chimp Boy finally had the balls to make an appearance in the Biggest Little last week.
Warmonger’s handlers make mockery of 1st Amendment
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2007

Statewide protests Saturday

In nearly 100 communities around Maine, citizens will protest the Iraq war on Saturday.
Locals rise up against Iraq war
By BLY LAURITANO-WERNER  |  March 14, 2007


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No peninsula is an island

Lovers of the nightlife have a great range of choices amid the remarkable density of concert venues in our compact city, but there’s always room for more.
Leaving downtown? Portlanders’ music is everywhere you look
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 21, 2007
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Able not to hear

During the years 1796 to 1801, John Brewster Jr. painted the portraits of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Cutts of Saco.
Early American deaf painter John Brewster Jr. at the PMA
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  January 31, 2007
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Over the river

Though it’s called the New Hampshire Film Expo, four of the 67 films being screened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, this weekend have stronger ties to Maine than the Granite State.
NH festival features four Maine-made films
By BLY LAURITANO-WERNER  |  October 11, 2006
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Dawn arrives

I remember when I moved to Portland more than seven years ago and thought that all the local grooviness was cute: people recycled everything, hiked religiously, and scarfed down honey-sweetened Indian pudding (or is it Native American pudding?) at the Co
A local guide to Earth-friendly living
By JESSICA PORTER  |  September 27, 2006