Talk of Maine
Just two years after consumer fireworks were legalized in Maine, a move is under way to ban them again.
Are Maine voters declaring their independence?
Are the Gulf of Maine’s cod — and cod fishermen — really doomed?
Can Peter Mills save the disgraced Maine Turnpike Authority?
The state most associated with GOP moderates has suddenly become a Tea Party hotspot.
A new law expands Mainers’ access to medical marijuana.
Under threat, a world-famous conservation school reboots.
Twenty-five years ago, when the Maine Green Party was founded as the first Green political organization in the country, its often-chaotic meetings earned it a reputation as “a prime example of creative dysfunction,” as one exasperated participant said at the time. Ben Chipman, of Portland, laughs out loud at the anecdote. In recent years he has worked on or managed the campaigns of sixteen Green Party candidates and won ten of them. Portland’s Green Independent Party (as it’s now known) currently has three members on the city council, two on the school committee, and two more on the Portland Water District Board. The first Green elected to state-level office in the United States was John Eder, who served two terms in the Maine Legislature from a Portland district.
Why are there Canadian loggers in the Maine woods?
Scientists aim to unravel the mysteries of migration in the Gulf of Maine.