Category Archives: Politics

Hey Google, Maine’s not giving you any of these mystery barge permitting problems. Why not build them all here?

An architect’s rendering acquired through a Freedom of Information Act filing with the Port of San Francisco by

The saga of the Google barges continues. The latest news in the tale of the confounding, floating, four-story structures comes out of San Francisco, where government officials have reportedly given their local version of the project extra scrutiny and are saying the technology giant doesn’t have the appropriate permits to build a barge-based showroom in […]

Duson, Suslovic get re-election to Portland council, former state lawmaker Hinck to join them

Hinck (The Forecaster)

Incumbent Portland city councilors Jill Duson (at-large) and Ed Suslovic (District 3) claimed re-election tonight in contested races, while former state representative and U.S. Senate primary candidate Jon Hinck joined them. Hinck replaces at-large councilor John Anton, who opted not to seek re-election. This was with nearly 35 percent of registered Portland voters (17,875 out […]

Ink & Pine podcast: South Portland’s anti-tar sands oil ordinance


In the previous editions of our Ink & Pine podcast, Maine Digital Press President Dan Bodoff and I were joined by guests who helped us drill down on the Affordable Care Act and a proposed marijuana legalization referendum in Portland. This time around, we tackled another potentially complicated issue, South Portland’s Waterfront Protection Ordinance, a […]