Over the past week or so, Democratic Congressional District
One candidate Chellie Pingree gained two important endorsements,
and lost one.
appeared with General John Johns to endorse the Responsible Plan to End the War in
Iraq. The day before, she’d “co-authored” an
op-ed with General Paul Eaton, printed in the Portland Press Herald, also
endorsing that plan.
Just got back from the Sebasco
Harbor Resort, where I sampled several dishes from Executive Chef Sebastian
Carosi’s new “Pure Maine” menu, which features locally procured and deliciously
presented seafood, meats, cheeses, and produce. (If you ever hear me complain
about my job, slap me.)
I plan to write more about Carosi’s food, and the newly
state-certified green resort, in the Phoenix’s
annual Summer Preview issue, which hits the streets in early June.
For all our ribbing about limited civic importance of Kevin
Donoghue’s call for comments about ice cream trucks on the streets of Portland, it looks like
Munjoy Hillers actually have opinions about this issue! Color us surprised.
Donoghue sent out an email yesterday evening with about 50 responses from
constituents; combine these with the 60+ commenters on the Portland Press Herald’s
report, and its clear that Donoghue hit a nerve.
Today we introduce a new beginning - a new thread on this blog that we're calling "Innocent Bystander," in which Portland Phoenix art reviewer Ken Greenleaf will muse on various aspects of the local art scene and, as in this entry, meditate more deeply on particular aspects.
On the painting Pont
St. Michel by Henri Matisse at the Portland Museum of Art
The "Bangor Six," six of the 12 people arrested in March 2007 for protesting the Iraq War at Senator Susan Collins's Bangor office, were acquitted yesterday in Penobscot County Superior Court. Deirdre wrote a piece about the situation in this week's paper, but the trial hadn't wound up by the time we went to press.
We've written about arrests at protests before, including a discussion of the differences between Collins and US Representative Tom Allen, who will challenge Collins for her seat in November if he gets past primary challenger Tom Ledue.