Tom Saviello

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Rogues gallery

Time to get your crazy on.
Politics + Other Mistakes  
By AL DIAMON  |  March 08, 2013

Does saving bureaucracy equal saving the environment?

Lance Tapley's article, "Lawmakers Mostly Stand Up Against Environmental Assault" (May 25) claims that Natural Resources Committee (NRC) Chair, Senator Tom Saviello, may have saved Maine's environment this session.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, June 1, 2012

The Gaggie Awards are back

The Gaggie Awards are back. Not by popular demand. (But that's never stopped state Representative John Martin.)
Winners and fools
By AL DIAMON  |  November 05, 2010

Workin' man blues

Election years are always times of high anxiety for politicians. That may explain why they say and do so many stupid things.
Blue-collar luxury resorts, and other GOP oxymorons
By AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2010

Them vs. you vs. me

Many people believe the Maine Legislature is ineffective because it’s run by a bunch of idiots.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 11, 2007

Ways not to lose

In most legislative districts, frontrunners can admit to any indiscretion short of a fondness for Osama bin Laden and still win.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 12, 2006

Don’t get too hip

Officials at the Maine Department of Agriculture and Assorted Other Kultures are still reeling from the news that TV celebrity Homer Simpson has endorsed Maine potatoes.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 08, 2006