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Pirates super fan inducted into team Hall of Fame


The Portand Pirates square off against the Manchester Monarchs in the first game of their opening round playoff series tonight. No one will be rooting for the Pirates harder than super-fan Raymond Dudley. Dudley, known to generations of Pirates fans as “Switchboard,” has been a popular, beloved mainstay for the team since its inception in […]

Penobscot elder expresses outrage over tribal discrimination in Maine

Donna Loring

From the website, by Penobscot elder and former Maine state legislator, Donna Loring: “Being Indian in the State of Maine is like living on an iceberg of racism—a raceburg. Maine is the whitest State in America and it has been very white for at least the last two hundred years. Of course, it had […]

Maine Rep. Lockman calls colleague “Ayatollah of Eagle Lake” in online rant


On Thursday, Maine State Rep. Lawrence Lockman, a Republican from Amherst, posted a lengthy diatribe on his official Facebook page. In the post Lockman derogatorily refers to fellow State Rep. John Martin, a Democrat from Eagle Lake, as “the Ayatollah of Eagle Lake,” blames former Maine Gov. John Baldacci and other Democrats for under-funding Maine’s nursing homes, and […]

Carolina ACC Barnstorming Tour makes a rare stop in Maine tonight


For 36 years top players from the legendary Atlantic Coast Conference’s men’s basketball teams have gotten together in April and traveled around playing local club and high school teams. It’s called the ACC Barnstorming Tour, and it’s featured such players as Michael Jordan, Len Bias, and Tyler Hansbrough. The tour usually sticks to the southeastern […]

Maine People’s Alliance announces minimum wage referendum campaign


From Mike Tipping, representative for the Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Fair Wages: For Immediate Release Referendum Launched to Raise Maine’s Minimum Wage Six Mainers of diverse backgrounds from all over the state each took their turn signing an application in Augusta today to begin gathering signatures for a citizen-initiated referendum to raise the […]

Local activist “furious” after Portland City Council meeting

Asher Platts.

From the Facebook page of local activist and Maine Green Independent Party leader Asher Platts: “I just left the joint finance committee meeting of the Portland City Council and the Portland School board, and I’m furious. For those that don’t know, the Portland School Board was arguing for a budget that kept pace with inflation. […]

“Vaseline incident” gives LePage a taste of his own medicine


Following Governor LePage’s town hall meeting last night at Thornton Academy in Saco, Andi Parkinson was chased down in the parking lot. Parkinson, who shot the video of former Democratic state Rep. Joanne T. Twomey of Biddeford being escorted out of the building by security following what’s coming to be known as “the Vaseline incident,” […]