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You know you need it

If you’re reading this, you’re the 99 percent. Here’s what people should get you — and what you should get all your friends.
There are a lot of things that the 99 percent need.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 07, 2011

Portland group asks city to create free-speech zone

Occupy Watch
As officials continue to pressure Maine's Occupy campsites in Portland, Augusta, and Bangor, the Portland Occupation is pushing back.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 30, 2011


Maine encampments face decision time

Occupy Watch
With OccupyBangor under near-constant threat of eviction, and Portland city officials pressing the Lincoln Park campers to scale back their encampment to a degree that will make winter survival difficult if not impossible, the Maine branch of the Occupy movement — like those elsewhere in the country — is at a crossroads.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 23, 2011


Fraud isn't killing Maine's welfare system — conservative misunderstanding is

Barely hanging on
Last week in Ellsworth, Governor Paul LePage renewed his efforts to change Maine's welfare system, calling for increased restrictions on benefits for people seeking taxpayer support to get health coverage through the state's Medicaid program.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 16, 2011

Moving around

Press Releases
The day before Richard Connor resigned his position as editor and publisher of the Portland Press Herald and head of MaineToday Media (as well as departing his leadership posts atop a Pennsylvania newspaper company), he moved $3 million worth of real estate holdings in Maine into a trust held by his wife.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 16, 2011

Portland’s Occupation preps for winter

Occupy Watch
OccupyMaine's Portland branch has a plan for winter survival and overall camp safety that includes using the people's mic for emergency warnings, round-the-clock warming huts, and shifting to hotels or other dwellings in times of extreme cold.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 16, 2011

Portland schools are 'learning to succeed'

Portland 101
Portland's public-school employees and leaders are working hard to meet the needs of every student in the system, but when asking themselves whether they've accomplished that, "the answer is 'Not yet,'" according to School Board chairman Kate Snyder.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 02, 2011


Occupy camp moves nearer gov’t surveillance cameras

Occupation Update
In the wake of an early-morning bomb attack in Lincoln Park, the OccupyMaine protestors have moved their tents and community areas to a location closer to government buildings equipped with surveillance cameras.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 26, 2011

Speaking with Howard Solomon about his years of LGBT research

Finding — and preserving — unheard voices
When Howard Solomon's name was submitted as a nominee for the Catalyst for Change Award, the highest honor given by the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine at the University of Southern Maine, the center's board agreed very easily to bestow it upon the well-known LGBT historian.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 19, 2011

Mayors, media, masses

Press Releases
Portland's 15 mayoral candidates are missing an opportunity to connect with the people, both directly and through the media, by failing to publicize their support for OccupyMaine.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 19, 2011


Interview: Colin Woodard on the possible futures of our union

Try these United States
Colin Woodard's book American Nations delineates the 11 separate nations within the political state of the United States, explains their origins and interactions with the others, and uses the historical record to better understand how the country's social tensions develop, ebb, flow, and either mesh or conflict with each other.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 13, 2011


Occupation grows, expands around Maine

Occupy Watch
With formal occupations slated to begin Augusta and Bangor this week, and impromptu ones springing up all over the state (including one so far during daylight hours only in South Portland's Legion Square), the two-week-old OccupyMaine movement really picked up steam over the weekend.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 12, 2011

OccupyMaine sets up camp

Activism Watch
After a rain-drenched initial weekend, the folks at OccupyMaine's area in Monument Square have settled in for the long haul.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 05, 2011

Three-city news war

Press releases
The Portland Press Herald is really under the gun right now, from within and without its walls.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 21, 2011

Young activists explore police department

Portland 101
There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 21, 2011


FairPoint layoffs were always part of the plan

We Told You So Dept.
While FairPoint executives are saying that the 400 layoffs the company announced last week are related to "workload" and "competition," they're hoping everyone forgot that their business model — especially in northern New England — requires regular downsizing to have a prayer at success.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 14, 2011

Green light for Maine’s biggest dispensary company

Marijuana Watch
It'll be a while before Portlanders with doctor's orders for medical marijuana have a local dispensary, but Northeast Patients Group may open its first facility in Thomaston in the next couple of weeks.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 31, 2011

Declare yourself

Press releases
The 8000-plus-word play-by-play of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, written by freelancer Nicholas Schmidle and published in the New Yorker recently, is a fascinating read, with lots of juicy details (example: the plan was always to kill bin Laden, not capture him) delivered in the rapid-fire pace of a military thriller novel.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 24, 2011

AG’s office: ‘If I had it, I wouldn’t give it to you’

For someone whose government job is to handle media inquiries, Brenda Kielty, special assistant to and spokeswoman for Maine Attorney General William Schneider (a Republican), sure says some strange things on the record.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 10, 2011

Calling MaineToday in Honduras

Maine's largest daily-newspaper group has outsourced its circulation customer-service work to Honduras, letting five Maine-based employees go, reassigning another, and allowing one to retire early.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 03, 2011

Where’s the drumbeat?

Press releases
Last week's news was dominated by a larger-than-life figure whose cartoonishly confident self-image was battered by revelations that high-level staffers were engaging in questionable practices while trying to get their jobs done.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  July 27, 2011

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