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By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 30, 2013

Drinking games

It's February, and time to cut loose on a ranting bender.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 08, 2013

Blown away(1)

I am, I admit, a frequent critic of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram — not because I dislike the paper, but rather due to my recognition of the importance of a vibrant, strong, active daily newspaper is to Maine and its largest city, and
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 14, 2012

One toke over the line

Next session, the Maine Legislature will consider a bill that follows the leads of the states of Washington and Colorado in legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 30, 2012

Can't buy me love

Even though same-sex marriage won in Maine, that doesn't mean you can jump into bed with just anybody.
Politics + Other Mistakes  
By AL DIAMON  |  November 23, 2012
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The Outsiders: Also on the ballot, and making good points

Three candidates you haven't heard a lot about from the mainstream media are, nevertheless, running for US Senate.

By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 05, 2012


Framing Charlie

"The senator wasn't cut out for crime. He was the kind of man who'd use vanity plates on a getaway car."
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 05, 2012
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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

It's an online world now

The Portland Press Herald editorial crew needs some lessons on online communication and Internet copyright law.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 24, 2012

Now, I don’t believe that anymore

Back in 1994, being pro-choice on abortion was a popular political position — even for conservative Republicans.
Politics + other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 06, 2012

Encounter with a racist

I've never really liked racists. Today, I see a little value in them after all.
Human Relations
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 29, 2012


Let them talk

I have often joked as a Black woman that I kind of like white racists.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 22, 2012

Ask questions

Portland residents concerned about the drowning death of Nathan Bihlmaier saw the advantage of having competing news organizations last week, and may yet continue benefiting from this as the investigation continues.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 01, 2012

More questions, some answers

We know a lot more now about the deal that handed Donald Sussman, the hedge-fund mogul, progressive philanthropist, and husband of Chellie Pingree, 75 percent of the Portland Press Herald and its siblings.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 06, 2012
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Maine's donkey party loves the rich and the poor — but can't protect both

In the current legislative fight over Republican Governor Paul LePage's lust to slash Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs because of a $221-million shortfall in its budget, Democrats say over and over that they want to protect the po
Two-faced Democrats
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 17, 2012

What they write about

Thanks for coming to my power-point presentation.
The Maine Democratic Party's US Senate prospects
By AL DIAMON  |  February 17, 2012


At union request, Sussman steps up for Press Herald

It was not the owners of the Portland Press Herald who sought out Maine hedge-fund mogul S. Donald Sussman to proffer a cash infusion to save the ailing newspaper. Rather, it was the idea of the Press Herald 's unionized employees.
Cash Injections
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 17, 2012

Question authority

Maine journalists appear to disbelieve their own eyes, decline to do their own research, and prefer to quote officials instead of relying on independent knowledge and experience.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2012

Talks 'break down' between Press Herald union and possible investors


From a note to union members today: The talks with the potential investors, Chris Harte and Aaron Kushner, have broken down.  The investors and the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 19, 2012

Press Herald workers face big cuts


Here's the latest information from the Portland Newspaper Guild about the contract changes proposed by the prospective new owners of MaineToday Media. It looks like...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 17, 2012

New faces

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and its sister papers announced at 4 pm last Friday that an effort was under way to bring in new owners to take over the papers, in the wake of Richard Connor's abrupt departure back in October.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 13, 2012


MaineToday Media unions approve new contract


The unions at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal, and the Morning Sentinel have approved the latest contract. (See below for the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 30, 2011

Moving around

The day before Richard Connor resigned his position as editor and publisher of the Portland Press Herald and head of MaineToday Media (as well as departing his leadership posts atop a Pennsylvania newspaper company), he moved $3 million worth of real
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 18, 2011

A selected timeline leading up to Richard Connor's departure from MaineToday Media


A sequence of events leading up to - and possibly related to - the abrupt resignation of Richard Connor from MaineToday Media today.   June...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 28, 2011

Richard Connor leaving MaineToday Media


Richard Connor has resigned from MaineToday Media, according to a report on the company's website and an email that just went out to union members.Al...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 28, 2011

33 layoffs coming to Press Herald


Here's a memo Portland Newspaper Guild president Tom Bell sent to union members at the Press Herald this afternoon. There will be 33 layoffs; and...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 13, 2011


Three-city news war

The Portland Press Herald is really under the gun right now, from within and without its walls.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011

A hug beats a nod

Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 16, 2011

Museum dreams

This week, we're joining a guided tour of the Maine Museum of Political Paleontology. A docent is explaining to a group of schoolchildren what's happening in a scene depicting cave people trying to register to vote.
Political Paleontology
By AL DIAMON  |  August 26, 2011

To criminals ‘From Away’

New York is home to a statue that welcomes the tired and poor (and huddled masses) to the United States. That is a wonderful notion.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  August 19, 2011