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Liquor madness

Raise your glasses and toast the financial genius who — without increasing taxes, cutting services or employing accounting gimmicks — solved Maine's budget crisis.
Booze restores Maine's financial liquidity
By AL DIAMON  |  December 18, 2009

Time and tide

"The tide goes in, and the tide goes out," refrain the players of Lamplight Dialogues: A Nighttime Journey into the Ghost Lives of Puddle Dock . In the show's setting, the nearly 400-year-old city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the literal tide is the f
Harbor Light bring local records to life
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 23, 2009

Creek Man finds Harbor Light

Over the last three years, Harbor Light Stage has established an ethos at once quirky and sophisticated, known for unusual locations
Beneath the Surface
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 08, 2009

Why we live here

By now, we've all heard what the people at Forbes magazine have to say about why Portland is at the top of its annual "America's Most Livable Cities" list. We apparently scored a lot of points on a "leisure index."
Tell us your story at
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 24, 2009

Stay away from me, baby

Imagine a Maine in which almost everybody is over the age of 40.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 14, 2007
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Strolling back

For an encounter with such daily details of 17th- and 18th-century New England life, idle awhile with Brewster’s Rambles About Portsmouth , the fine newest addition to the social-historical repertoire of Portsmouth's Pontine Theatre.
A people’s history of Portsmouth
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 03, 2006