A suspected “swatting” incident took place in Standish. Wait. What is swatting?

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According to MPBN, a “swatting” incident likely took place in Standish over the weekend. In short, “swatting” is a prank in which law enforcement officers are summoned to what sounds like a dire emergency situation. In the Standish incident, someone had falsely reported that he had shot his girlfriend and taken some hostages. As a […]

I am a national expert on Gov. LePage, apparently.

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Over at The Daily Beast, Luke O’Neil wrote a piece called The Idiot Thug Running Maine in which I was quoted. From O’Neil’s piece (not my quote): The “combative” governor, as The New York Times called him—which is New England shorthand for “asshole”—hasn’t so much protested his innocence as he has thumbed his nose at […]

Catbird Creamery makes the best ice cream sundae in Maine

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The sundae at Catbird Creamery is ridiculous.  First you pick your cookie—you can get a chocolate chip cookie, a snicker doodle cookie, or a crumb cake cone bowl—and then you pick your topping. There is hot fudge, butterscotch, and fruit sauce, which is determined seasonally or, according to shop owner Andrew Warren, on a whim. […]

Stephen King’s Suffer the Little Children to be adapted into a Maine-produced film

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Corey Norman is a Maine-based filmmaker and co-owner of Bonfire Films. Upon its release last year, their movie The Hanover House was met with a great deal of acclaim. At present, Bonfire Films is in the pre-production phase for Suffer the Little Children, an adaptation of a Stephen King story that was featured in the […]

Open for Business: Wisconsin firm celebrated for Maine Tourism ads

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Today Communication Arts celebrated BVK, an independent creative agency based in Wisconsin, for their Maine Office of Tourism print ads. The ads are stunning, no doubt, and the kudos are well earned, but isn’t job growth slow next to national averages? Aren’t we supposed to be “open for business”? All things considered, investing in out […]

In “new news media,” honesty remains important

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At Maine Startup & Create Week, I spoke on a panel about new news media. (Specifically, the panel was called “New News Media: Staying relevant in the evolving face of news media.” Panelists included Lauren Landry (Digital Content Specialist for Northeastern University and a contributor to Boston Magazine), Frank Gruber (Tech.Co), and myself. We discussed […]

Tips and advice for surviving and/or enjoying Old Port Fest 2015

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The weekend of the Old Port Festival is upon us. Last year, when experiencing the festival by way of observing it through the lens of Instagram—which is my go-to mode for living life these days—I decided to no longer hate the annual street spectacle anymore. I had long held the festival to an unrealistic standard, […]