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Dylan Sevey & the Gentlemen let loose and roll with it

Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen have been on the local scene for just one year, but the dapper rock/pop/barroom blues quintet are sounding wise beyond their years on the new debut album Join the Club .
Open invitation to Join the Club
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 08, 2013

Ponte’s prison reforms ramp up

Several weeks after firing Maine State Prison warden Patricia Barnhart and two years after taking over the Department of Corrections, Commissioner Joseph Ponte appears determined to continue — and ramp up — his forceful program of reform.
Two Years Later
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 08, 2013

Whistle-blower asks to come home

In 2011 reform-minded Commissioner Joseph Ponte of the Maine Department of Corrections set up a formal process — apparently, rare in the United States — for prisoners transferred to out-of-state prison systems to apply to come home.
Exiles’ Return
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 28, 2012