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Despite discrepancies, outside probe finds Portland police acted properly in 2020...

More than a year after protests in downtown Portland led to clashes between demonstrators and police officers, resulting in police deploying pepper spray and...

Arts & Living

Into the Wild: Environmental wins in the Maine Legislature

The first session of the Maine Legislature concluded in early July and it went out on a high note. No one really knew how the...

Ride the railcycles: Take a 2-person pedal bike tour on a...

Feel the wind on your face and listen to the rhythmic tunk-tunk of wheels on railroad tracks during an easy-going ride on a railcycle. These...

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Viewpoint

The Universal Notebook: Cruelty is the point

There are no longer any principles underlying the Republican Party. What unites Trump Republicans is sheer meanness. I have been reading Adam Serwer’s new book,...

A View from the Hill: American anthem

In 1971 folksinger Steve Goodman ran into Arlo Guthrie at a bar in Chicago. Goodman had written a song and wanted to play it...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Constitutionally inedible

Amending the state Constitution is like pumping out the septic tank. Sometimes, it has to be done, but the less often, the better. Since Maine...

The Art of Healing: On returning

Although I haven’t finished the "Parable" series by Octavia E. Butler just yet, the quote, “God is Change,” sticks with me. It is the...