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Fertile ground

Pro-pot sentiment continues to grow in Maine
Maine’s medical marijuana activists celebrated several victories over the last couple of legislative sessions, and they’re (mostly) looking forward to local and statewide legalization campaigns coming over the next two years.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 17, 2014


It's not all peace and love in Marijuana Valley

Crash Barry's new book explores Maine's pot-farming subculture
It’s like a version of the truth that’s fun to read — but difficult to categorize.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 16, 2014


Inspired by the legends

Acclaimed local singer celebrates Judy Garland
Acclaimed local singer celebrates Judy Garland
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 03, 2014

A sunnier outlook

Press Releases
The Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project released its annual State of the News Media report last week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 03, 2014


Enter the world of Felix Yz

Serial fiction
The brainchild of local author and WMPG program director Lisa Bunker, Felix is the 15-year-old protagonist of a new interactive online serial, The ZeroDay Countdown of Felix Yz.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 20, 2014


Harnessing the tides

At Good Theater, an honest (and sometimes humorous) look at dementia
Under the smooth direction of Brian P. Allen, three Equity actors delicately tackle the terrors of dementia, aging, and loss in this New England premiere.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 20, 2014


Demonizing the truthtellers

Renowned socialist thinkers coming to USM in April
The economist argues that capitalism, while it may be all we know, is worth examining, criticizing, and ultimately overthrowing. 
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 14, 2014

Tar sands threat moves closer

Getting Warmer
Last week, the National Energy Board of Canada gave approval to a proposal by pipeline giant Enbridge to reverse and increase the flow of crude oil — including diluted bitumen from Alberta — in its “Line 9B” pipeline from Westover, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec.  
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 14, 2014

City considering a makerspace

Creative Zone
The Portland Arts and Creative Enterprise (PACE), as envisioned by the organizers, would be a place for artists, entrepreneurs, and makers to work, build, and test new ideas.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 06, 2014


Spreading awareness about Lyme

Ticky Business
The Falmouth-based non-profit health center True North is holding a community conference this weekend geared toward educating practitioners and the public about how to prevent and treat Lyme.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 05, 2014


Attack of the green crabs

Meet the invaders putting Maine shellfish at risk
Shellfish harvesters say the voracious predators, which originally came over on ships from Europe, are decimating the third-largest commercial fishery in the state.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 27, 2014

The wild life

Two books inspire green living
Two books inspire green living
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 12, 2014


Original weed musical coming to Portland

Herbal Remedies
Somewhere, Maine: The Marijuana Musical , is a dramatic look at one year on a marijuana farm in the Western hills of Maine.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 12, 2014


The devastating impact of tar sands

Primary Sources
Two activists with first-hand knowledge of how tar sands oil can devastate a region will share their perspectives with audiences in Portland and Orono this week, as part of a New England-wide Tar Sands Exposed tour.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2014


Into the woods

Stoke your creativity by getting away from it all
Whatever your preferred mode of expression — whether it be penning poems or cultivating catnip — the chance to refresh your skills and recharge your creative energy is always welcome.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 23, 2014


Portland Food Co-op reveals storefront location

Venue Watch
The Portland Food Co-op, which has grown steadily since officially incorporating in 2008, announced on Monday that it has signed a lease on 3400 square feet of retail space at 290 Congress Street.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 10, 2014


Get under the covers

Pages worth turning
With the holiday gatherings and seasonal whirl in the rear-view mirror, you’ll have plenty of time to dive into some of the best books that hit the shelves in 2013.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 31, 2013


Top ten 'Top X' lists of 2013

Year-end round ups
Because end-of-the-year listicles aren’t annoying or ubiquitious enough, we’re going meta-reflective with this round-up of our favorite superlative lists of 2013.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2013


Imagining India Street as an ‘ecodistrict’

Urban Planning
The 15-block India Street neighborhood has the potential to be an international eco-destination and a model for green development.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 19, 2013

It’s uneasy being green

 Going Green
It was a difficult, if not altogether bleak year for environmentalists in Maine, around the country, and around the world.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 19, 2013

US Senate race starts to take shape

 Election Watch
Democrat Shenna Bellows, who is running to replace Republican Susan Collins in the US Congress, released a promotional web video on Tuesday morning
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 12, 2013

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