photographers belonging to the Portland Newspaper Guild chapter at the Central Maine Morning Sentinel, a
Waterville-based sister paper of the Portland
Press Herald, are not allowing the newspaper to print their names above
articles or in photo captions, hoping to draw attention to the fact that they
have not agreed on a contract since the expiration of the previous one in
January 2006, and have not received raises since January 2005.
Justin Alfond, longtime director of the Maine League of Young Voters, is leaving that position. The official job posting for a new state director is up on Craigslist; the organization will accept applications through mid-January, and expects to have the position filled by early spring.
Immigration is quickly becoming/has already become the issue of the 2008 elections -- and there's no exception in Maine.
On Wednesday, Republican congressional candidate Dean Scontras sent a letter to his fellow candidates, asking them to join him in calling for Governor Baldacci to rescind the April 2004 executive order that bars state employees from inquiring about people's immigration status
Hey, not everything that happens About Town is interesting, as this video sparsely demonstrates.
Here's a photo from Monday's three-person demonstration in Bangor, sent to the Phoenix by Emily Posner (forefront).
Given the interest sparked by this post a few weeks ago, I thought some readers might want to know about tomorrow evening's public forum on universal, single-payer healthcare, sponsored by Portland Organizing to Win Economic Rights (POWER). The event is taking place tomorrow (Tuesday), from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Community Television Network facility at 516 Congress St.