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Founding father

North America's fascinating French heritage is rarely the topic of today's leading historians.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 03, 2008


Fabulous flicks

Our third short-film festival crowns all new winners
A new crop of local entrants, including a professional filmmaker, won awards at the third annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival, which turned out to be the most competitive ever ... and the most fun!
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 21, 2008

PPH almost sold. Now what?

Press Releases
The long-floundering Portland Press Herald is about to have a new owner. At least, all signs suggest that the money necessary to seal the deal will come through by the end of the year.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 19, 2008

A few other races to note

Down the ballot
You can get your fill of reading about the presidential, congressional, state-legislative, city-council, and school-committee races a few pages farther on, but there are a few other questions Portlanders will have to vote on this Tuesday.  
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 29, 2008


The plebiscites

There are three referendum questions all Maine voters must consider on Election Day.
Olympia has promised to spend at least $112 million developing a large casino-resort-hotel, likely somewhere in the town of Oxford, roughly an hour’s drive north of Portland.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 29, 2008

Palin around

Press releases
Sarah Palin's trip to Bangor drew a lot of positive attention from Maine's TV stations, who mostly left the criticism to bloggers.  
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 22, 2008

Who’s your Rickey?

Nagging your friends to vote
A college friend recently got in touch, with an idea that resonated with me, and will with other political-minded folks who believe this election is important to our country’s future.  
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 16, 2008


The gulf of Maine

Senator Collins votes the Bush line 77 percent of the time; her challenger, Representative Allen, weighs in at 18 percent. Will these numbers decide November’s election?
With a massively unpopular Republican president leaving office, this year’s Senate election is a contest based on a candidate’s alignment with Bush.  
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 09, 2008


Out for a spin

One week, one limited-edition Porsche — what to do?
Driving a 2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder Limited Edition is an exercise in ridiculous, indulgent impracticality. But it's fun.  
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 02, 2008


Skatepark design picked

By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 01, 2008


Press releases
After leaving daily newspapers, where do journalists go?
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2008


Will FairPoint run out of money?

Land-line woes
Wall Street’s melt down could burn consumers throughout Northern New England — especially those in Maine.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 17, 2008


It’s not about the art

Looking behind the effort to paint South Portland oil tanks
The Art All Around project proposes to paint original artists’ designs on several Sprague Energy Corporation oil tanks in South Portland.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2008


World without end

After we're gone
Will the Earth miss us when we’re gone?
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2008

Dumped by text

Press Releases
He might not like this comparison, but Barack Obama has pulled a Britney.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 27, 2008


Too scared to win?

Barack Obama must fight for his principles, or he’ll give away the keys to the White House
What people want is someone who knows what he believes, says so, and stands up for it even in the face of criticism.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 13, 2008

After the fall

Press releases
The bad news for the Portland Press Herald just won't stop.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  July 30, 2008

Trying out an anti-demonstration ‘sonic cannon’

Non-lethal weapons
The Maine Marine Patrol is considering purchasing a “sonic cannon” capable of broadcasting earsplitting, “disorienting” sounds, like those that have been used to break up peaceful demonstrations in public spaces in Iraq and the country of Georgia.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  July 16, 2008


We told you so

FairPoint’s phone-line takeover is as bad as regulators feared.
FairPoint’s transition has been slow, and is already four months behind schedule.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  July 02, 2008

Herald or harbinger?

Press releases
Those of us fascinated by the rapidly deflating balloon that is the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram have had a lot to chew over from a lot of sources lately.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  July 02, 2008


He ain't heavy — well, maybe a little bit

Performance art
For Armen Moradians's "100 Carry Project," he plans to carry 100 people — one by one, piggy-back style — along a two-mile route through downtown Portland.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2008

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