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On Stage: Live, indoor ‘Folley’ coming to Portland

It’s a strange, sad, uncertain time for all of us, but especially for theaters, the vast majority of which have been dark since March....

Leftovers: What a difference a year makes

There’s not a New Englander of sound mind who thinks going to Florida in late August is a good idea. COVID-19 aside, catching those...

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The Universal Notebook: Superspreader seeks herd immunity

The young guy behind me at Hannaford the other day was not pleased about having an associate tell him which cash register to go...

A View from the Hill: Go outside and learn

A friend of mine hosted a 7-year-old guest for a few days recently. It’s not always easy to entertain a 7-year-old boy, so she...

Politics & Other Mistakes: There’s a flag on the play

In these troubled times, can you guess the top concern of the average Maine parent of a high-school student? Finding money to pay for food...

Our Viewpoint: Beem brings his Notebook to the Phoenix

The variety of columnists we feature on our Viewpoint pages are an important part of our newspaper.  Our steady rotation of writers ranges from Ekhlas...