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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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Put your money where your home is

Better Banking Bureau
FDIC statistics show that in Cumberland County, more than 80 percent of the market share of deposits is in TD Bank, Key Bank, or Bank of America.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 14, 2011

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Inside the 9/11 Truth Movement

Who are the people who want to know what really happened?
This week marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 07, 2011

Commemorate 9/11 in your own way

Observances
Regardless of what you believe about 9/11, it is a day that deserves contemplation and commemoration. Here are some local events before, after, and on the 10th anniversary that will get your blood, brain, or heartstrings moving.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 07, 2011

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Blues beyond pie

A closer look at Maine's most famous fruit
Here, a look at some blueberry characters and concerns.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 2011

Into the pipeline

Going Green
Despite the fact that it could have major impact on global warming, and despite the fact that it is inspiring large-scale acts of civil disobedience among climate scientists and environmental activists, the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project isn't getting the attention it deserves.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 2011



Spreading Maine ideas

Talking TED
"Innovation is part of Maine's legacy and DNA." So says Adam Burk, executive director of TEDxDirigo, the independent group working to create a local TED conference for Mainers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 25, 2011

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School reform comes to Maine

What we know, and what we have yet to learn, about changing education
Of all the conservative policies pushed through in the wake of Maine's Republican takeover last year, there is one on which the right and left may be able to find common ground.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 17, 2011

Digging into school nutrition

What's for lunch?
It's not only in the classroom that change is coming to Maine schools. Local cafeterias are revamping their curricula as well.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 17, 2011

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20 questions about Portland's upcoming mayoral election

Rising from the masses
With three months until Portland's first mayoral election in more than 80 years, and two weeks until candidates are required to hand in the 300 signatures that will reserve them each a place on the ballot, a whopping 19 people have thrown their hats into the ring by taking out nominating-petition papers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 11, 2011

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Fungus saves

Going green
Speaking of mushrooms — and this week, we clearly are! — I recently peered into the world of home mushroom growing, and came away with a brand-new respect for fungi.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 03, 2011



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Look out for 'bath salts'

Bad trips
Watch out for "bath salts" — a new synthetic drug that's been on the Maine market for less than a year but has wreaked havoc in that time.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 27, 2011

Portland’s medical-pot prognosis: Keep patients waiting

Stoned-walling
The bloom is off the buds, that's for sure.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 20, 2011

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Portland's neighborhood prosecutor cleans up the city

Sweating the small stuff
When Portland Police Chief James Craig announced at a June 28 press conference that he was leaving the city to become Cincinnati's chief, he took a moment to list what he considered to be the highlights of his two-year tenure.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 13, 2011

Pingree advocates for raped veterans, gets results

Clearing red tape
The Department of Veterans' Affairs is taking steps to ensure that military sexual-assault and rape survivors have less of a hard time getting the benefits they deserve, according to US Representative Chellie Pingree, who represents Southern Maine in Washington, DC.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 13, 2011

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A rose for Charlie, in song

In Memoriam
On July 7, 1984, three teenagers threw 23-year-old Charlie Howard off of the State Street Bridge in Bangor.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 06, 2011



Entering the ring

Going green
Environmental advocate Jon Hinck, a lawyer and a state representative, is "seriously considering" a run against Republican US Senator Olympia Snowe in 2012, he told the Phoenix this week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 06, 2011

Fighting fire with smokescreens

Training day
I could barely see my own hands through the darkness and thick smoke — but I could hear.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 29, 2011

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Keep your money in Maine

What banking locally can do for you, for the state, and for the overall economy
You're short on cash. Local businesses are short on cash. But you probably didn't know that even your local bank is short on cash.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 29, 2011

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Higher education, with joint enrollment

Summer school
When he's teaching pot-growing classes at places like the Ramada convention center in Saco, Ray Logan doesn't use actual marijuana plants for demonstration — he substitutes basil or pepper plants, whatever's available that day from High Tech Garden Supply.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 15, 2011

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Wanna get away?

Maine retreats offer a chance to recharge and reconnect — with yourself, your partner, or the spiritual world
Believe it or not, there are some people who seek to "get" something out of their vacations beyond a sunburn and a souvenir mug.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 15, 2011


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