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Any effort at survival by the Portland Press Herald should take advantage of the ample brainpower and ability already on staff
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2009


Fold or float

How to save the Portland Press Herald
It doesn't matter who the new owner of the Portland Press Herald is, or whether there even is one. The state's largest-circulation daily newspaper simply cannot survive in its current form.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 02, 2009

A few tips

Giving the Press Herald a fighting chance
There are, in fact, some pretty basic things that would help ensure the paper might have a chance.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 02, 2009

Sitting pretty

The guy with the cash can play a waiting game if he wants
Richard Connor has cleverly cornered the market on the Portland Press Herald and its sister papers, and is now in what can only be called the catbird seat.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 02, 2009

Text of the same-sex marriage bill

Key sections from "An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom"
The full official legislative summary of the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage and key excerpt.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 25, 2009

FairPoint finally responds — but not to customers

Is anybody home?
As the Portland Phoenix went to press, FairPoint Communications was supposed to submit to state regulators its plan for fixing the problems that have plagued the company — and brought in legions of customer complaints
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 26, 2009


Gulf War vet 'saved' by Phoenix article

Portland Marine Corps vet shares his heart-wrenching story
Yesterday, we published "Soldiers Committing Suicide," by Jason Notte, and just hours later, Mike Fitzgerald left our Portland editor a voicemail saying he's experiencing the same things a man described in the story had.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 17, 2009


FairPoint's finances are failing fast

FairPoint with state and federal regulators show that "stable" isn't exactly the right word for its current status
Two major safety valves in the financial house of cards that is New England's largest landline telecommunications service provider blew last week.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2009


Press releases on Portland Press Herald
With last week's news that Portland Press Herald managing editor Bob Crider has been summoned back to the state of Washington to run a Blethen-owned paper there.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2009

Medical Miracle

Cheaper prescriptions — for free?
It started out normally: I was filling a 90-day prescription at Hannaford, and my insurance co-pay was $20. But wait! said the woman behind the counter. Was I a Hannaford Healthy Saver?
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 25, 2009

A first, two seconds, and a third at NEPA

The Portland Phoenix took home four honors from the New England Press Association (NEPA) awards.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2009

Press releases: Confusion and upset

The big Maine media news is that Central Maine Morning Sentinel executive editor Eric Conrad fired reporter Joel Elliott on January 26. (Disclosure: Elliott is a friend and a fellow member of the Maine Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.)
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2009


Judge dismisses RNC protest case

Justice for protesters
The defendants — who became known as the "Wall 7" — were in St. Paul during the RNC because, as Wilson puts it, "we think that our government should be held accountable for the crimes it has committed."
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 04, 2009


Entertainment on the cheap

Where to go without breaking the bank
You've paid your rent and your tuition, and bought your books and groceries. Yes, you're broke. But that's no fun. Now what?
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  January 15, 2009

Press releases: Kill your antenna

 DTV transition
Listen, TV broadcasters: I've had enough of your pleading with me to call for a coupon to help me handle the "DTV transition."
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  January 15, 2009


Exploring deep within

Animal instinct
Hannah Holmes, the Maine-born, Portland-dwelling science writer, naturalist, and friend to all animals has turned her lens deeply inward in her latest book, The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself .
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  January 07, 2009

Survivor winnings could help the state

We can be certain that the state's bean-counters are looking forward to Crowley's 2008 tax return — and its accompanying check.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 23, 2008

Press releases: Looking up

  T hr umming, throbbing, foreboding musical themes
  All three Portland-based stations are taking their weather forecasting into the 21st century, posting live (or near-live) weather maps and radar images on their Web sites.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2008

Live: Catie Curtis + Meg Hutchinson

One Longfellow Square, December 14, 2008
One Longfellow Square, December 14, 2008
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2008


Freegans raid Whole Foods

A group of freegans took what they say are hundreds of eggs, hundreds of pounds of butter and cheese, soy milk and other soy products, and packaged frozen foods from Dumpsters outside the Marginal Way Whole Foods store in the aftermath of last week's ice storm.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2008

Founding father

North America's fascinating French heritage is rarely the topic of today's leading historians.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 03, 2008

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