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Cleaning house

Maine’s government contains more than 300 boards and commissions — ranging from the influential, such as the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) and the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC), to the obscure, such as one that oversees landscape architects a
Board overhaul
By AL DIAMON  |  September 17, 2010
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Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009

Road hog

You probably live on a lousy road.
Bulldozing the Maine Better Transportation Association
By AL DIAMON  |  October 23, 2009

I've got you under my skin

The first rule for running a successful race for governor is never to say anything of substance about anything. Taking even the most innocuous of positions (Do you think Maine should have an official state skin disease?) will only cost a candidate vote
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 12, 2009
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Branding our ourdoor tourism

Eventually, the folks at Maine Huts and Trails, a non-profit that operates in western Maine, hope to establish a 180-mile trail system between the Mahoosuc Range and Moosehead Lake.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009

The Year in Green

I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008


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Plum Creek plans to cut down 200-year-old trees

You would think the Plum Creek Timber Company would be doing all it could to avoid negative publicity right now.
North Woods logging
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  May 28, 2008
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Time after time

The DeCordova Annual has been going strong since 1989, indefatigably showcasing work by New England artists chosen each year for the quality of their individual work.
The De C ordova Annual, New Orleans after Katrina, ‘Superartificial,’ 19th-Century Leisure Travel, and El Chango Verde
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 30, 2008

Who goes there?

In one of the most profound changes ever instituted by state government, officials in Augusta recently announced they’d redefined the word “tourist.”
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2008
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Plum Creek is afraid of you

Trust: Plum Creek wants yours, but you certainly don’t have theirs.
People power
By DAVE BRADY  |  December 19, 2007

Letters to the Portland editor: December 7, 2007

In your November 14 article you unfairly take on the proposed transfer of Verizon properties in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire to FairPoint Communications.
Verizon breaks the silence
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  December 05, 2007


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Up Plum Creek without a paddle

A company official has admitted that perhaps his firm should have thought more, and earlier, about environmentalism.
Enviro tactics
By YANNI PEARY  |  November 28, 2007

Anti-activist bill backed by Collins, Allen, and Michaud

US Senator Susan Collins and both of Maine’s US representatives are backing legislation that could result in more incidents like the November 2 run-in between police and eco-activists in Greenville.
Thought police
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 14, 2007