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Board, police debate use of body cams in schools

A tense meeting of the Portland School Board last week was marked by the walkout of the city’s new police chief after a long...

Arts & Living

Lighting the way for Maine State Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Bright cotton-candy-colored lights sparkled against Dave Herrman’s silver rings each time he slid a dimmer on his lightboard. As he chose color themes from a...

Leftovers: Good service and an alternate universe

For each of us, there’s a fine line between seamless tableside competency and over-solicitous restaurant service. The same holds true for delicate gastrique drizzles,...

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Viewpoint

A View from the Hill: Bless the risk-takers

My first job in journalism was as a reporter at the York County Coast Star, a muckraking weekly newspaper in Kennebunk. The crusty editor,...

Politics & Other Mistakes: The road to Niceville

If you carefully examine Central Maine Power Co.’s plan to build a transmission line to deliver Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts, you’ll discover the company...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Into the inferno

If there’s a hell for Republicans, it probably looks a lot like Maine’s 1st Congressional District. Asylum seekers. Transgendered bathrooms. Abortion clinics. Needle-exchange programs. Biased...

Our Viewpoint: Drop us a line

These Viewpoint pages will provide a forum for a diverse array of opinions and columnists. While we will have regular contributors, like columnist Al Diamon, we...