Friday, May 27, 2022

Miserable & Magical: Camping helps find the mountain within

The other day I read that the only activity unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic is hiking and as someone who proclaims to love hiking,...

Your Viewpoint: ‘A completely enjoyable newspaper’

The July 1 edition of the Portland Phoenix was filled with a wide variety of interesting articles ranging from the culinary delights prepared by...

Another Viewpoint: Don’t blow it, Portland

My wife and I moved to Portland 36 years ago. We left Los Angeles just a few weeks before the 1984 Summer Olympic Games....
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Climate change isn’t going away

The other day I was listening to some news on National Public Radio. The announcer was doing a handoff to a reporter. After introducing...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Break it up

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (motto: Please Call Back – Oh Wait, That’s the Maine Department of Labor’s Motto – Ours...

Our Viewpoint: A different Fourth of July

This July Fourth will be unlike any other. The three months leading up to this holiday week have brought a stark confluence of news...

Miserable & Magical: Do it right, don’t do it over

I know I’m not the first person to say this, but if I were to draw a Venn diagram of people who support Black...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Defund this

Conservatives are upset because Black Lives Matter demonstrators have been demanding, “Defund the police.” Conservatives hate it when outsiders intrude on their space by...

Your Viewpoint: Charles Skold for House District 38  

I am very excited about a Portland Democrat in the July 14 legislative primary. Charles Skold is a progressive running to fill the open...

Your Viewpoint: Wood is an advocate for ‘all people’

Currently running to be the Democratic candidate in Maine House District 38 passionate activist, and all people’s advocate, Barb Wood. This intelligent, caring, and brave...