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Eat like the 1 percent

. . . but on a 99-percenter’s budget
Maine has some pretty amazing chefs and restaurants — many using our local bounty as raw materials for their incredible creations.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 07, 2011

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Arrive with these locally sourced hostess gifts

Make Emily Post proud
'Tis the season of not wanting to show up to holiday parties emptyhanded.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 07, 2011

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Interview: Sam Benjamin brings his history to SPACE Gallery

Sam Benjamin brings his history to SPACE Gallery
Soon after Brown University graduate Sam Benjamin moved to southern California in 1999, he started a website called  jewishcheerleaders.com  — an online journal about his nascent career in the porn industry.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 30, 2011

The poetry of tough decisions

Writers talk
Nationally acclaimed poet Arielle Greenberg and her husband had a marriage license and a death certificate (of a baby that died in utero) from Belfast town hall, but until this summer, they still lived full-time in Chicago, where Greenberg taught poetry at Columbia College.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 30, 2011

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Maine's cohousing movement gains ground

Why don't we live together?
An architect, a professor, a dentist, and a teacher. Children as young as six and retirees in their 60s and 70s. Musicians and massage therapists and artists; Mainers and folks from away. All living together, sharing common space.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 23, 2011

Seeds of evil

Going green
A Maine farmer, backed by 275,0000 like-minded individuals, has found himself at the forefront of a fight against the most dastardly figure in agriculture: the seed and biotechnology company Monsanto, which to some represents everything that is wrong with farming today.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 23, 2011



What we learned from the race

Mayoral Aftermath
As of last Tuesday, Portland has its first elected mayor in many decades; Michael Brennan will take office December 5 and serve a four-year term.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 16, 2011

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The future of contraception

Men's birth-control role may increase; women will get more options
Whether your interest is personal — Get me off these hormones! — or policy-related — Global population is growing too fast! — the matters discussed at last month's Future of Contraception Initiative conference in Seattle matter to you.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 09, 2011

Men's birth-control role may increase; women will get more options

The future of contraception
Whether your interest is personal — Get me off these hormones! — or policy-related — Global population is growing too fast! — the matters discussed at last month's Future of Contraception Initiative conference in Seattle matter to you.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 09, 2011

Obama responds to the 99 percent

Band-aids or benefits?
In announcements that could be interpreted as gifts to the Occupy movement, President Barack Obama recently introduced three measures to help struggling students, veterans, and homeowners.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 09, 2011

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Who will be mayor?

Q&A with the 15 candidates looking for your vote
A Portland Election Special.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 26, 2011



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Review: Question One

Documentary goes behind the scenes in Maine's 2009 gay-marriage fight
When Joe Fox and James Nubile began work on their documentary, Question One , which covers 2009's gay-marriage battle from inside both camps, they had no idea that Marc Mutty would be such a compelling interviewee.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 26, 2011

Voting sustainable

Going green
Among the new mayor's responsibilities will be increasing energy efficiency in city buildings, managing and advocating for local alternative transit priorities, and setting an example regarding eco-friendliness.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 26, 2011

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City manager: Mayor will be ‘chief lobbyist’

Portland 101
The election of a new mayor "is not going to make that much of a difference in the way we operate day to day," city manager Mark Rees told participants in the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program last week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 26, 2011

Burning up the house

Portland 101
"Lots of ribbin' and kiddin' goes on here," said deputy fire chief David Pendleton of the loooooong dining table upstairs at the Portland Fire Department's Bramhall Station.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 19, 2011

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Trimming Maine waistlines starts with kids

Lunch money
I haven't been dining at local farm-to-table establishments, at least not the kind you may be thinking of.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 07, 2011



Getting our sh%& straight

Portland 101
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-workings.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 05, 2011

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Talking trash with the League

Portland 101
The second site visit of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, which Jeff Inglis outlined last week (see " Young Activists Explore Police Department ," September 23), took the group to ecomaine, the non-profit waste management facility located off outer Congress Street.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 28, 2011

Get it together

Going green
"Political leaders, no matter the party, often can be barometers for public sentiment."
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 28, 2011

Arts-related mayoral forum coming up

Leading Portland
With six weeks to go before Portland's first mayoral election in modern history, the field remains crowded and confusing.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 28, 2011

Maine sneaker-maker could provide military footwear

Born in the USA
As the only remaining manufacturer of athletic shoes in the United States — with three factories in Maine and two in Massachusetts — New Balance wants government assurance that military servicemembers wear American-made sneakers, not ones that are made overseas.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 21, 2011


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