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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

Anti-activist bill backed by Collins, Allen, and Michaud

Thought police
US Senator Susan Collins and both of Maine’s US representatives are backing legislation that could result in more incidents like the November 2 run-in between police and eco-activists in Greenville.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 14, 2007


Kennebunk library cancels, reinstates art show

“I’m very pleased,” says Swenson. “Censorship is stopped cold.”
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 07, 2007


It’s one in the morning — how sweet!

Officials in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, are considering a new way to reduce violence and other problems at bar-closing time: handing out chocolate.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 31, 2007

Gambling on voters

Downeast Mainers pin their hopes on the turn of the ballots
Do you want to expand gambling in Maine by letting the Passamaquoddy Tribe build and operate a slot-machine parlor, high-stakes beano games, and a harness-racing track in Washington County?
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 25, 2007


Legislature moves to protect Maine journalists

Shield law
“The very fact that the court would grant a motion like this, when there’s no suit pending,” she says. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 17, 2007


Straight to video

Press releases
Frank Blethen has spent a lot of time supporting federal regulations that limit media consolidation, saying more owners equal more viewpoints, equals better democracy.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 10, 2007


Gov’t secrecy is fine with Maine’s attorney general

Freedom watch
Democratic Attorney General Steven Rowe, is refusing to defend the state’s Freedom of Access Act.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 10, 2007


US Rep. Allen to protestors: go directly to jail

Welcome mat
With Allen challenging Collins, Branson wondered aloud how long Anderson’s favors would continue.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  October 03, 2007


Music seen at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, September 22, 2007
Bubba's filled with fans eager to hear tributes to the heartland-rocker-in-chief, the gravel-voiced singer wrapped in the American flag.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 26, 2007


Speak now, or forever pay for copies

Free information
Last month, the Maine court system forbade the public to photograph court documents.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 26, 2007


Say anything

A Scarborough man’s new movie shows a lot, but tells little
A Scarborough man’s new movie shows a lot, but tells little
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 19, 2007


Music industry unites to help Portland artists

If Austin, Texas, is any indicator, in five years’ time, Portland’s music scene may be even more vibrant than it is today.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 19, 2007


Enjoy the air show — you paid for it

Sky-high taxes
Let’s move beyond the $320 million in aircraft you have bought that will be performing at this weekend’s Great State of Maine Air Show at Brunswick Naval Air Station.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 12, 2007


Peace + Justice Center shutting down

“The [center] offered a low-cost way for small nonprofits to have their own office space,” says Betsy Smith of Equality Maine.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  September 05, 2007

Laid off

Press releases
Here are two items major Maine newspapers would rather you not know about.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 29, 2007


Group seeks to hold Maine to UN standard

Outlawing torture
Next week Portland-based prison activists will be knocking on Munjoy Hill doors.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 29, 2007


Internet disconnect

Getting online in Maine can be painfully slow. And the planned Verizon-FairPoint merger won’t help.
If only our state officials thought about fiber.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 22, 2007


Air apparent?

McNallica finishes fourth in the U.S.
Maybe New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell is a breast man.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 20, 2007


Slow ride

Road movie crawls from Seattle to Boston by Segway
Here’s fair warning: for the next trip, “we might ride llamas,” Caldwell says.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 15, 2007


McNallica heads to nationals

Road trip
But even Mainers who attend will get to see new material, as she has a serious practice regimen.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  August 08, 2007

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