Another Viewpoint: Rethinking Maine’s bicentennial: The stories we tell and the power they hold

Every day on my way to school growing up, I passed by the Blockhouse in New Gloucester. I still remember the story I was...

A View from the Hill: On the trail of Portland’s public art

A few weeks ago a small crowd gathered under a great catalpa tree in a lush, peaceful corner of Deering Oaks Park in Portland,...

Politics & Other Mistakes: The C word

In the complicated debate over how to correct injustices heaped upon Maine’s Indigenous People, there’s a word nobody dares to use. No, not the former...

Another Viewpoint: The case against the city manager

On July 14 the citizens of Portland voted to establish a commission to review the City Charter. Several issues could be taken up by...

Your Viewpoint: Denial of clemency ‘boggles the mind’

How shocking and disheartening it was to read in last week's Phoenix that Gov. Janet Mills has denied clemency for Brandon Brown, who has...

Miserable & Magical: This is me trying

As someone who writes a column named after Taylor Swift's lyrics, I’d be remiss if I didn’t use this opportunity to write about her...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Enough dirt for everyone

The trouble with being a politician is you have to associate with lots of creeps, mostly in the form of other politicians. Those unpleasant...

The Bridge Between: Black lives matter everywhere

Now that we have highlighted and exposed the long-standing racial inequities in every aspect of American life, and in a way forced a deep...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Fading away

Is Paul LePage the most influential politician in Maine? Nope. Not even close. LePage may be popular with those chuds who refuse to wear masks, are...

A View from the Hill: Looking for the ‘real’ in our new reality

Excuse me.  Sorry for intruding.  I must have gotten off at the wrong exit. Misread the sign.  Wow, things are so different here. What a pretty valley....