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Working toward a greener 2013

Maine's environmental activists believe they will be forced to "play defense" next year, as Governor Paul LePage attempts to dismantle the Renewable Portfolio Standards Law and international oil barons consider routing toxic tar sands through the state.
Environment Dept.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 14, 2012

Getting our sh%& straight

For the second week in a row, as part of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, I got to visit a smelly and treacherous location, all in the name of getting (and sharing with you, reader!) a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our city's inner-workin
Portland 101
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 07, 2011
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A look at Portland's graffiti history

Back in the early '90s, Eli Cayer had just finished art school in Boston and headed to Maine, where he continued creating street art.
City walls
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 01, 2011

Save water, shell out more


Been trying to help save the Earth by conserving water? The Portland Water District will thank you by raising its rates on the water you...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 02, 2010

Weathering the weather

Sweltering summer heat is finally upon us, along with how-to-keep-cool considerations.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 07, 2009

A few other races to note

You can get your fill of reading about the presidential, congressional, state-legislative, city-council, and school-committee races a few pages farther on, but there are a few other questions Portlanders will have to vote on this Tuesday.  
Down the ballot
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 29, 2008