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Laptop program change sets schools back 10 years

Learning works
The webinar started with a five-minute effort to ensure the screen-and-audio sharing technology was actually working, punctuated by uncertainty about which representatives of which companies would be making remarks. Not an auspicious start.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  May 09, 2013

Can I get a witness?

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Remember when public appearances by elected officials were things daily-newspaper reporters went to? Times have changed.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  May 03, 2013

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North Pond Hermit's secret: meditation?

 Mind power
 Mind power
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 17, 2013

On Walls and Laws

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Press Releases
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 04, 2013

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Underground downtown: Looking beneath the streets


For years, many people have heard rumors about secret spaces beneath our feet on the Portland peninsula.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 13, 2013

Chavez dies; will poor be cold?

Fuel Price Watch
Last week, a man whose determination to embarrass the American government extended to helping US citizens when their own government wouldn't died, reportedly suffering a heart attack.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 13, 2013



Cold feet, hot heads on guns

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Last month, the Bangor Daily News lost its courage after an initially outstanding statewide public-records request for information on who holds permits to carry concealed weapons in Maine.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 07, 2013


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Things you can do with root and bulb vegetables — other than eating them

Tendrils
Take the onion skin, the super-thin, transparent layer (often between two of the thicker, outermost layers) and place the onion skin over a mild burn, scrape, or cut.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2013

Drinking games

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It's February, and time to cut loose on a ranting bender.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  February 06, 2013

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USM prof: Teaching is about spirit, not data

The turning of souls
Making an impassioned plea for humanistic considerations to remain paramount in our societal discussion about education and its continual improvement, University of Southern Maine philosophy professor Jeremiah Conway follows his own advice.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  January 23, 2013



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Building a hub for food

Behind the scenes with a community project to feed bellies and souls
Exploding out of the mind of Portland idea-man Eli Cayer, 39, and with financial backing from his Urban Farm Fermentory, is the conversion of a former East Bayside taxi garage into a home for food processors and preparers right on the Portland peninsula.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  January 09, 2013

Gov-speak

Press Releases
Governor Paul LePage famously (and perhaps in jest) threatened to punch MPBN reporter AJ Higgins in the face, back during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  January 09, 2013

Blown away

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I am, I admit, a frequent critic of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram — not because I dislike the paper, but rather due to my recognition of the importance of a vibrant, strong, active daily newspaper is to Maine and its largest city, and because I badly want the PPH to be that paper.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 14, 2012

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Give the gift of telling debt it’s busted

Break down the shakedown
While you're out spending your hard-earned dollars on gifts for yourself and others at holiday and year-end sales, remember that money has to come from somewhere.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 05, 2012

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Subscriptions to arts organizations are good for the community and for you

Gifts for the entire year
Some gifts you open and are all excited about, but then you find, a few weeks or months later, that you have forgotten you even got it — and you've never used it.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 05, 2012



After the campaign: paying off debt

Money Talks
The final days before the November 6 vote on same-sex marriage saw a crazy amount of spending from political-action committees on both sides of the question, which has led both PACs to seek post-election contributions to pay off lingering debt.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  December 05, 2012

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A new book about Antarctic cuisine satisfies foodies and historians alike

Eat before it gets cold
As you nurse your post-Thanksgiving food coma back to normality, spare a thought for the men and women in Antarctica this holiday season. They're warm, well-fed, and happy (if really far from family) — but it wasn't always this way.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 28, 2012

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Who won? We did

Getting Results
We did it. The progressive, thinking, socially minded, involved people — people like you, the readers of the Portland Phoenix — won the election.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 14, 2012

False equivalency

Press Releases
Lots of ink has been spilled over Nate Silver and his uncannily accurate statistical predictions of how the presidential race turned out. We need not repeat the hagiography here.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 14, 2012

Honored for torture exposé, Tapley points out more work to be done

Laurels
At an October 26 event attended by five previous awardees and nearly 30 others, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine presented Portland Phoenix writer Lance Tapley with its 2012 Roger Baldwin Award, recognizing his nearly 100 stories over seven years exposing solitary confinement and other torture of inmates in Maine's prison system.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  November 08, 2012


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