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Portland High School enrollment decision prompts question: What’s next?

With a 5-2 vote, Portland’s School Board voted to limit high school choice last week, but the consensus was that this “band-aid” change won’t...

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Holly Zschetzsche hiking

Peep the Leaves (and plunge pools): Step Falls is a prime...

Maine has an abundance of nooks and crannies. Some are well-known and frequently visited; others feel like a secret we ought to keep to ourselves. And...

Leftovers: Reading between the lines

Second of two parts. Last week’s column tiptoed into the notion of Banned Books Week, asking what, if any, impact it has for us in...

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Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Asylum seekers mistreated in Texas, welcomed in Maine

Asylum seekers in Texas who risked their lives to get from Venezuela to the United States were lied to, tricked and flown to Massachusetts...
Al Diamon

Politics and Other Mistakes: Don’t ask, don’t tell: version 2.0

Allow me to state the obvious: Legislative candidates should answer all questions about their stands on important issues, whether those queries come from voters...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: A tribute to a newspaper man

I began my newspaper career right out of college in 1975 as a reporter at a muckraking weekly newspaper in Kennebunk. From the first day,...

My Two Cents: Letting go

When I joined the team that relaunched the Portland Phoenix, it was with the expectation we would publish an independent weekly newspaper that readers...