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Adams School issue stays hot on the Hill

Shimshai, ACOG, CBC
What to do with the former Adams School has been a hot topic since it closed in 2006.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008


It's easy staying green

New England offers a variety of eco-friendly lodging options
This summer, don't leave home without your environmentalism.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 09, 2008


Sierra Club under fire from coastal activists

Two coastal advocacy organizations are accusing the Sierra Club of backing down from its position as a protector of Sears Island, a large, uninhabited island off Maine’s Down East coast.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2008


Top 10 questions for Maine voters

The issues that define the primary campaign
Here are the top 10 stories and storylines shaping Maine's primary season.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2008


Getting real

Activists gather sigs to oppose ‘Real ID’
Activists are teaming up in outrage against the Maine’s seeming acquiescence to federal “Real ID” demands.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2008

Cheers to green beer

Going green
Since we drink so much beer, shouldn't we expect it to be produced sustainably?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 14, 2008


Where's Nick now?

And how the hell will he get to Hawaii
On his first night in Portland, Nick Galusha thought he might have to go without a bed.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 14, 2008


Festival of the book

Hob-nob with literary celebs
If you want to be closer to Ethan Hawke, mark your calendar to attend the second annual Maine Festival of the Book, to be held this Thursday through Saturday in Portland.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 19, 2008


SPACE auction may also serve as a swan song

Farewell, Polaroid
Polaroid announced in February that it will discontinue manufacturing the film in 2008.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 07, 2008


Look at Maine’s alternative-transport options

Commute another way week
Check it out: the Portland Green Streets initiative (through which locals can get free coffee on the last Friday of every month — if they choose an eco-friendly method of getting to work) has taken off.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 07, 2008


Tell it to the judge(s)

Bangor Six activists rally; pot boosters to gather in Monument Square
Bangor Six supporters held a rally on Tuesday outside the Penobscot County Courthouse
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 24, 2008


Digging in

Scrutinizing the sustainable-farming message
When The Real World goes green, you begin to wonder whether we’ve reached critical mass on this whole environmentalism/eco-chic/rolling-out-the-green-carpet schtick.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 28, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Going green
What follows is a tilt-a-whirl ride through my green-saturated brain.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 16, 2008


Maine stings from a slap on the wrist

 Real ID
Like a rebellious older sibling, Maine was the first state to pass a resolution rejecting "Real ID" in January 2007, and followed up five months later with a law preventing the state from participating.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 09, 2008


Running toward truth

A fast-paced spy thriller explores the ambiguities of wartime
The first wave of current-war fiction is washing up on American shores, and Alex Carr’s The Prince of Bagram Prison is a prime example.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 09, 2008


When I'm sixty-four

In this novel told in stories, age is only a number
It’s significant that for this twenty-something reader, the least gripping tales in Elizabeth Strout’s new “novel in stories” are those that deal with teenagers and young adults.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008


Fishing for filmmakers

Maine struggles to attract the movie industry
When you can make Shreveport look like Bridgton for less money, what’s the bottom-line allure of filming in Maine?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008


Portland hopes to bridge cultural divides

Open-door policy
This February marked the six-year anniversary of journalist Daniel Pearl’s horrifying death at the hands of Islamist extremists.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008


Portland hosts a gaggle of literary ladies this week

Chick lit
Looks like supporting women artists now shouldn’t be too hard — this week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 26, 2008

Corporate Shopping Alternative

Going green
There are still some shares available at regional community-supported agriculture operations, for the lucky ones (myself included) to snatch up over the next month or so.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2008


Freeport senior is a young Renaissance Man

Conversations in a box
Last fall, Freeport high-schooler Kevin Henthorn’s The Art of Walking won the Film of the Year award in the Phoenix’s Maine Short Film Festival.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2008

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