Tag Archives: Maine

How PETA targeted the Maine lobster industry


In October of 2013, I attended a dual protest outside L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean’s restaurant in Freeport. On one side was a couple dozen representatives from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). They were protesting what they claimed was “animal cruelty” against lobsters and crabs at a Bean owned processing plant in Rockland on the heels of […]

LePage to tax strapped farmer, “Get a reverse mortgage”

Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

From maineprogressiveswarehouse.me: “At last week’s town hall in Auburn, the public had an opportunity to directly ask questions of Governor Paul LePage or make observations about how the governor’s proposed biennial budget for FY 2016-17 would affect them. One moment jumps out here, Turner beef farmer Ralph Caldwell took his turn: After describing how his family’s working […]

Remants of hawk attack found in snow markings


On Tuesday, a photo was posted on Pineland Farms’ Facebook page showing the snow markings left behind after a red-tailed hawk attacked a field mouse. Pineland Farms, located in New Gloucester is “a 5,000-acre working farm, diverse business campus and educational and recreational venue that welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful rural landscape,” according to their […]

Native Maine writer catches big break in Hollywood

Bo Belanger with older brother Ryan in Los Angeles.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, native Mainer Bo Belanger, 31, of Portland, has steadily climbed the enduring, competitive ladder in pursuit of his goal to make a career out of writing in Hollywood. He has written for the Disney Channel, produced his own YouTube series, and most recently was the staff writer for a new […]

Portland Greens announce plan to seek $15 minimum wage


The Portland Green Independent Committee released a statement Thursday morning announcing their intentions to create a citizen’s initiative to establish a $15 per hour minimum wage in Maine’s largest city. Here’s the statement in full: “The Portland Green Independent Committee will soon begin the process to create a living wage of $15 an hour for […]

Behind the barriers at a Portland homeless shelter

Timothy Gill sits up reading the newspaper at 2:30 AM, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland, Maine. Photo- Robert Bukaty.

“If Governor LePage and his minions want to go after Mayor Brennan and his cohorts for financial mismanagement, so be it. But I’ll be damned if I’m gonna watch quietly as the conversation- about homeless shelter occupants in Portland having upwards of 20 thousand dollars in liquid assets- shifts to fodder for the anti-welfare crowd as […]