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“Internal data” points to brightening of Maine’s future

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I don’t usually focus on polling, because focusing on polling is boring and makes politics more of a horse race than it should be. That said, despite Public Policy Polling showing the candidate to be polling at his lowest numbers yet, an email from the Cutler camp suggests “internal data shows that voters are moving […]

Let’s figure it out together at citydrift/Portland

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You will find me behind a table full of books at citydrift/Portland (September 19 – 21). Before I explain, a bit about the event: Over a 72-hour period, Portland will experience three days of drifts and simultaneous creation and installation of drift documentation or ephemera, including panel discussions at the citydrift/Portland hubs. citydrift/Portland will conclude […]

Katalyst’s limited edition Maine Fall Hoodie to benefit suicide prevention efforts

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I don’t do a lot of professional posing—my modeling days have come and gone—but when Kyle Poissonnier asked my wife and me to be featured wearing his latest line of hoodies, there was a twist that made me enthusiastic to participate. Katalyst‘s new line of limited edition hoodies are intended to spread awareness about suicide—September […]

5 favorite not-at-all fancy Portland restaurants and bars

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Portland has so many amazing, high profile, chronically celebrated restaurants that it is easy to forget those just “pretty good,” solidly reliable places that consistently hit the spot. When you want something as simple as a burger, figuring out where to go can quickly spiral into a bout of existential despair. Do I go to […]

Journalist Summer Brennan discusses oysters, changing climate, and the future of sustainable farming

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Summer Brennan is an author and journalist who is occasionally based in Brooklyn and occasionally based in Point Reyes, California. She is currently finishing writing The Oyster War, a book on oysters, wilderness, food and the environment. The book focuses on a specific dispute between a family of oyster farmers from Northern California and the […]

Searching for good barbeque in Northern New England (New Hampshire edition): Goody Cole’s and Moat Mountain

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I had really great barbeque at the monthly Flanagan’s Table dinner in Buxton this past Monday night. The event featured the food of guest chefs Jay Villani and Garry Bowcott of Salvage Barbeque, and so I was craving carefully smoked and pit cooked meats all week. To satisfy that urge, my wife and I took […]

[VIDEO] Beer Camp Across America showcases Maine’s brewing prowess

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I am thankful to have gotten the opportunity to go to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America on Friday. The traveling beer festival only touched down on seven locations in the United States, one of which was right here in Portland. This is particularly significant because, as nearly everyone in the video touches upon, there […]

We can all agree that habitual marijuana use isn’t the best, right?

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I have been a part of and observed a handful of conversations about marijuana, and in each of them, there has been a bit of fibbing on each side of the debate over legalization. The anti-legalization skeptic will imply that legalization will lead to unfettered access of marijuana to children and the legalization proponent will […]

GrandyOats opening a production facility in Hiram is great news

Last week this paper reported that local granola maker GrandyOats is “rehabbing the former Hiram Elementary School, which will triple their production space and include a line for their first gluten-free products.” This is great news for several reasons. (Note: I am from and currently reside in Cornish, a neighboring town of Hiram.) Hiram Elementary […]

Farm-to-Festival at the Ossipee Valley Music Fest

You may have noticed that I was (surprise!) quiet for the past week and a half. My wife Jaime and I were at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, where we serve as food vendors for both their string camp and the festival itself. In all, last week was one that filled me with a great […]