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Occupier fined for trespass

In a stiff sentence for an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, a judge on March 23 slapped a $400 fine plus $90 in court costs on the first of the "Blaine House 9" to go on trial. Diane Messer, 59, of Liberty, had been convicted of criminal trespass b
Blaine House 9
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 30, 2012

Little king

Picking the next US senator from Maine is a no-brainer, now that independent Angus King is officially in the race.
Picking the next Senator
By AL DIAMON  |  March 16, 2012

As encampment fades, protest shifts back to core issues

Even as Portland city officials continue to pressure OccupyMaine to leave Lincoln Park, they have done the Occupation a great favor, perhaps unintentionally.
Occupy Transition
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2012

Court looms; camp signs missing

OccupyMaine has filed its comments on the city's reality-detached answer to Occupy's lawsuit, and a hearing on the Occupiers' request for court protection from city eviction is scheduled for next week.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 20, 2012

10 fun things in the OccupyMaine-Portland lawsuit

OccupyMaine sued Portland late last year, seeking a court's permission to stay in Lincoln Park, given that the City Council has refused to brook any possibility of anyone remaining overnight in a city park for any reason (including free speech, expressio
Legal ease
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 13, 2012

Looking ahead to 2012

While its members (and the rest of the 99 percent) wait to see about how OccupyMaine fares in court — and in possible multiple rounds of appeals and requests for reconsideration — they're not resting on their pallets and sleeping mats.
A year of big elections and business development (fingers crossed)


Portland’s Occupiers express their holiday wishes

Many people in the mainstream media are still running around asking “What does Occupy want?” And they’re dragging their zoned-out, tuned-out audiences along with them. It’s very simple: Occupy wants what Occupy wants.

By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 09, 2011

Portland group asks city to create free-speech zone

As officials continue to pressure Maine's Occupy campsites in Portland, Augusta, and Bangor, the Portland Occupation is pushing back.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 02, 2011

Three the hard way

The current field of Democratic gubernatorial candidates consists of one who's already run unsuccessfully, one who's a member of the 1 percent of rich and powerful Americans the Occupy Maine movement is protesting, and one who's sort of loopy.
Gubernatorial candidates
By AL DIAMON  |  December 02, 2011

Augusta occupiers show a political way to spring

The recent act of nonviolent civil disobedience by nine middle-aged and older Occupy Augusta supporters — arrested for refusing to leave the governor's mansion grounds — opens a new phase in Maine's Occupy movement.
‘Occupy the Capitol!’
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 02, 2011

What company are you from?

Confused by the "Occupy" movement, whether "Occupy Wall Street" or "Occupy Maine" or "Occupy the one-person bathroom in the coffee place" or whatever else?
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 11, 2011

Report: #OccupyMaine bombed; perpetrator still at large

Our sister paper, the PORTLAND PHOENIX, has been covering #OccupyMaine. This morning they published news of a Sunday morning attack on the #Occupy camp at...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 24, 2011

Occupants unite!

Occupy Wall Street: full of radicals ... who bear striking resemblance to you.
By MATT BORS  |  October 14, 2011

Occupy Everywhere

P&J must say that the Occupy Wall Street folks (whose enterprise is now spreading like wildfire) pretty much have "the big idea" covered: 1 percent have an incredibly large slice of the money and the other 99 percent of us suffer. Why is this?
Altering the American way; fuming in North Providence; the sporting life
By  |  October 14, 2011

Occupation grows, expands around Maine

With formal occupations slated to begin Augusta and Bangor this week, and impromptu ones springing up all over the state (including one so far during daylight hours only in South Portland's Legion Square), the two-week-old OccupyMaine movement really pi
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 14, 2011

OccupyMaine sets up camp

After a rain-drenched initial weekend, the folks at OccupyMaine's area in Monument Square have settled in for the long haul.
Activism Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 07, 2011