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Feb 20, 2011
Majority Rule?

Interesting new bill proposed by Republican Senator Thomas Saviello: LD 607 (SP 187) “RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require the Governor To Be Elected by …

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Feb 15, 2011
Maine To Get NRA Plate?

Check out the new bill from Augusta: “An Act To Establish a National Rifle Association License Plate“.
This would be the first plate in Maine to give money to a private …

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Jan 21, 2011
LePage’s Special Interests

Maine’s Tea Partier-in-Chief, Paul LePage, has been in the news quite a bit lately; most recently he told off the NAACP the week before Martin Luther King Jr Day, calling …

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Dec 9, 2010
Moxie in Florida

Oh snowbirds! Did you see that “Florida is getting some Moxie“?

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Dec 7, 2010
New Red Lobster Design

Apparently Red Lobster is retrofitting 700 stores in North America with what they call the “Bar Harbor Design” that is inspired by Bar Harbor, Maine.
They say the new design “creates …

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Dec 5, 2010
Lobster Trap Tree

I’d heard about this on the radio, but I only now saw a photo (one of Yahoo! News’ most viewed) of the 50 foot lobster trap tree on Beal’s Island. …

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Nov 22, 2010
Fringe was in Maine

I’ve spoken in the past of the television show Fringe. It started out a 21st-century X-Files, but then it went all parallel universe and really came into its own.
Anyway, …

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Sep 6, 2010
Portland, Ramadan and Sports

Yesterday’s Maine Sunday Telegram had an interesting article about local Muslim teens who play sports while observing Ramadan, “Holy month presents challenge to Muslims who play sports.”
I’m not quite sure …

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Aug 23, 2010
Tide Power

You probably heard about the tidal current generators Eastport last week, but this article has a good description (and pictures) of the TidGen turbines: “Maine offshore energy project exceeds expectations.”
Every …

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Jul 19, 2010
Maine International Film Festival

The 13th annual Maine International Film Festival ended yesterday, we managed to get up to Waterville on two different days to check out five films.
Apparently they play fast and loose …

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May 20, 2010
230 years (and one day) since the Dark Day

How had I never heard of New England’s Dark Day until, well, yesterday?!
And I have a poem too! I know, I know, I only quote poetry about the apocalypse …

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Apr 21, 2010

Months that should be summer’s prime,
Sleet and snow and frost and rime.
Air so cold you see your breath,
Eighteen hundred and froze to death.
Oh that Freakonomics Blog at the New York …

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Apr 20, 2010
New Maine Beer!

I just discovered “A Blog About Beer” with their post about the new Baxter Brewing Co.
What is Baxter? A new beer company, setting up shop in the historic …

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Apr 14, 2010
Maine Has Lowest Car Insurance

I’m probably just preaching to the choir here, but here’s another reason why Maine is good: “Maine Auto Insurance Rates Lowest in Nation.”
The president of the Maine Insurance Agents Association, …

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Apr 13, 2010
No Reservations Maine

If you missed last night’s episode of Travel Channel’s No Reservations that was in Maine it’s available to purchase on the Apple iTunes Store now.
Mine’s downloading as I type …

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Apr 9, 2010
Bourdain in Maine

I can’t wait – the No Reservations episode they filmed back in January (see No Reservations Portland and More On Bourdain) airs on Monday.
Here’s a clip:

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Mar 31, 2010

As you probably have heard, the 44th and current President of the United States Barack Obama is going to be in Portland, Maine tomorrow.
Today Liz stood in the rain for …

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Mar 29, 2010
Milbank on Reform

Dana Milbank has a good column in last Sunday’s Washington Post: “Health reform and the specter of Alf Landon.”
Landon, you might recall, ran against FDR in 1936’s presidential election – …

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Mar 15, 2010
Les Otten Article

The Forecaster has an interesting article about Maine gubernatorial candidate Les Otten. Even from the title I think you’ll get the gist: “Risky Business.”

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Feb 19, 2010
Last Sardine Cannery to Close

Apparently there’s only sardine cannery in the United States: in Prospect Harbor, Maine.
But in two months there’ll be none.
Got that fun fact from this Bangor Daily News article: “State plans …

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