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Blues beyond pie

A closer look at Maine's most famous fruit
Here, a look at some blueberry characters and concerns.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 2011

Into the pipeline

Going Green
Despite the fact that it could have major impact on global warming, and despite the fact that it is inspiring large-scale acts of civil disobedience among climate scientists and environmental activists, the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project isn't getting the attention it deserves.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 2011

Spreading Maine ideas

Talking TED
"Innovation is part of Maine's legacy and DNA." So says Adam Burk, executive director of TEDxDirigo, the independent group working to create a local TED conference for Mainers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 25, 2011


School reform comes to Maine

What we know, and what we have yet to learn, about changing education
Of all the conservative policies pushed through in the wake of Maine's Republican takeover last year, there is one on which the right and left may be able to find common ground.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 17, 2011

Digging into school nutrition

What's for lunch?
It's not only in the classroom that change is coming to Maine schools. Local cafeterias are revamping their curricula as well.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 17, 2011


20 questions about Portland's upcoming mayoral election

Rising from the masses
With three months until Portland's first mayoral election in more than 80 years, and two weeks until candidates are required to hand in the 300 signatures that will reserve them each a place on the ballot, a whopping 19 people have thrown their hats into the ring by taking out nominating-petition papers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 11, 2011


Fungus saves

Going green
Speaking of mushrooms — and this week, we clearly are! — I recently peered into the world of home mushroom growing, and came away with a brand-new respect for fungi.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 03, 2011


Look out for 'bath salts'

Bad trips
Watch out for "bath salts" — a new synthetic drug that's been on the Maine market for less than a year but has wreaked havoc in that time.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 27, 2011

Portland’s medical-pot prognosis: Keep patients waiting

The bloom is off the buds, that's for sure.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 20, 2011


Portland's neighborhood prosecutor cleans up the city

Sweating the small stuff
When Portland Police Chief James Craig announced at a June 28 press conference that he was leaving the city to become Cincinnati's chief, he took a moment to list what he considered to be the highlights of his two-year tenure.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 13, 2011

Pingree advocates for raped veterans, gets results

Clearing red tape
The Department of Veterans' Affairs is taking steps to ensure that military sexual-assault and rape survivors have less of a hard time getting the benefits they deserve, according to US Representative Chellie Pingree, who represents Southern Maine in Washington, DC.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 13, 2011


A rose for Charlie, in song

In Memoriam
On July 7, 1984, three teenagers threw 23-year-old Charlie Howard off of the State Street Bridge in Bangor.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 06, 2011

Entering the ring

Going green
Environmental advocate Jon Hinck, a lawyer and a state representative, is "seriously considering" a run against Republican US Senator Olympia Snowe in 2012, he told the Phoenix this week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 06, 2011

Fighting fire with smokescreens

Training day
I could barely see my own hands through the darkness and thick smoke — but I could hear.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 29, 2011


Keep your money in Maine

What banking locally can do for you, for the state, and for the overall economy
You're short on cash. Local businesses are short on cash. But you probably didn't know that even your local bank is short on cash.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 29, 2011


Higher education, with joint enrollment

Summer school
When he's teaching pot-growing classes at places like the Ramada convention center in Saco, Ray Logan doesn't use actual marijuana plants for demonstration — he substitutes basil or pepper plants, whatever's available that day from High Tech Garden Supply.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 15, 2011


Wanna get away?

Maine retreats offer a chance to recharge and reconnect — with yourself, your partner, or the spiritual world
Believe it or not, there are some people who seek to "get" something out of their vacations beyond a sunburn and a souvenir mug.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 15, 2011


Review: Wretches and Jabberers

Documentary searches for the heart of autism
Imagine having as much inside you — thoughts, feelings, desires, needs — as you really do, but being unable to express them.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 08, 2011

Killing ethanol

Going green
Estimates vary, but it's safe to say that restaurants, institutions (such as colleges or hospitals), and municipalities waste tons of food every year; last September, a group of students at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor noticed that such waste was happening all around them.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 17, 2011

Letting our imaginations run wild

Patent pending
There was a priceless article in last week's Portland Press Herald about the "Platter Ensemble," a new "invention" — a slotted plate that fits over a deep-dish platter in order to catch the juices that sometimes squirt out of a freshly cracked lobster.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 18, 2011

Sipping from the bottom up

Going green
This growing season, get rid of that watering can.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 12, 2011

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