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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


Shifting sands

The real lesson of the Desert of Maine
If you want to know what the future holds, take a ride up to the Desert of Maine in Freeport.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  June 18, 2008


A night in Guantánamo

Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  June 18, 2008

TV on the radio

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Folks from WGME Channel 13 (the Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate in town) will be doing both live and recorded segments for WGAN.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  June 04, 2008


A county primary

Four Portland Democrats are competing to represent Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, and Long and Chebeague islands on the three-person Cumberland County Commission.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  June 04, 2008


Nine is fine

Portland's Best Music Poll 2008
Thanks to the hundreds of you who ventured out right after work (or perhaps played hooky from work) on Wednesday night to attend our ninth annual Best Music Poll Portland Music Awards Show.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  May 14, 2008


Shields up

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Reporters around the state should mark two dates on their calendars.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  May 07, 2008


Union seeking rich person to purchase daily newspaper

Newspaper employees, 600 +/-, and their labor union in search of rich, secure sugar daddy (or mommy, or daddies, or mommies, or some of each) for long-term relationship to provide stability, income, employment.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 16, 2008


Staying focused

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If current PPH newshounds don't stay sharp, they might as well be writing on the wall.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 09, 2008


Pressure is on

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The execs over at the Portland Press Herald are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to talking about their newspaper to other media organizations.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 12, 2008


Beat the clock

Does anybody really know what time it is?
“The Earth is a terrible timekeeper,” says Geoff Chester, the spokesman for this country’s official clock-master, the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 27, 2008


A bad idea triumphs

Verizon: $500,000,000 — Public: $0
The only way the regulators could abandon their duties more would be to develop amnesia in addition to their weakened spines.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 27, 2008


Gender confusion?

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Press Herald watchers have long since tired of editor Jeannine Guttman’s roughly weekly “Editor’s Note” columns.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2008


Behind the mask

What we don’t know about the Valentine’s Phantom — and why that’s a good thing
In a city where secrets are few and far between this one has lasted. And lasted.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2008


Three firsts at NEPA

Portland Phoenix contributing writers and staff took three first-place awards at the New England Press Association’s annual awards banquet February 9, and three second-place honors as well.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2008


Verizon angles to keep state business

Democratic governor John Baldacci had a private sit-down with Ivan Seidenberg, the president and CEO of Verizon, November 30.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 19, 2007

Plum Creek watchdog

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Thanks to a Phoenix reader, Maine residents now know something the Portland Press Herald was not telling them.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 19, 2007


Courts allow photographs of documents

Public record victory
Back in September, we told you that a Maine judge had issued a secret, unwritten order barring people from taking pictures of court documents.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 05, 2007


Shopping advice from the star

The Marden’s lady lets you in on her secrets of surviving Black Friday
If anyone in Maine knows how to shop with gusto, it’s the Marden’s lady.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 20, 2007

No raises — it gets better

Fewer workers are also part of FairPoint’s plan to remain solvent
FairPoint, as you might expect, has been in a tizzy.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 20, 2007


Exclusive: No raises for seven years

That’s just one way FairPoint plans to pay for northern New England's Verizon buyout
Shareholders will be worse off than customers — apparently even more so than they’re expecting.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 14, 2007

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