Matthew Stone

Matthew Stone

Opinion Page Editor

 

Queen City favors clean elections

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 9:16 p.m.

Lewiston Mayor Macdonald is ‘running against Portland’

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 9:12 p.m.

Bangor’s results are in

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 9:05 p.m.

Lewiston is headed for a runoff

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 9:01 p.m.

Rockland’s newest councilor

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 8:49 p.m.

Strimling leads in Portland so far

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 8:41 p.m.

Hoping for an early answer on weed in Ohio?

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 8:19 p.m.

Minot is No. 1 — by our standards

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 8:13 p.m.

Polls closed, results soon

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 8:05 p.m.

Around the nation, electoral activity to watch

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 7:52 p.m.

Maine’s urban electorate

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 7:18 p.m.
Voters turn in their ballots Tuesday morning at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Insights and updates: Live blogging Election 2015

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 03, 2015, at 6:20 p.m.

Maine didn’t do so well on the Smarter Balanced test. The hard part is figuring out why.

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 17, 2015, at 7:42 a.m.
The Smarter Balanced assessment paints a more sobering picture of how Maine students stack up with their peers across the country.

Is Maine the next ballot selfie frontier?

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 18, 2015, at 6:32 a.m.
When Republicans and Democrats in New Hampshire cast their presidential primary votes in February, expect some to post photos with their completed ballots to Facebook and Twitter.
Gov. Paul LePage (second from left) stands with his commissioner nominees. They are (from left) Norman Olsen of Cherryfield, who is nominated to lead the Department of Marine Resources; Darryl Brown of Livermore Falls, nominated to head the Department of Environmental Protection; and Philip Congdon of Round Pond, nominated to lead the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Do you remember these 11 former LePage administration commissioners?

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 31, 2015, at 6:16 p.m.
Turnover is expected in Cabinet-level jobs under any governor. LePage had three of his commissioners depart in his first year on the job.
An initiative to preserve a 215-acre parcel around Knight's Pond in Cumberland is among conservation projects across the state that are in limbo as Gov. Paul LePage refuses to issue $11.5 million in conservation bonds. Some $6.5 million of that bonding authority has effectively expired.

How $6.5 million in conservation bonds lapsed: A timeline

By Matthew Stone on July 15, 2015, at 3:18 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

Did lawmakers have a LePage investigation in mind in 2002?

By Matthew Stone on July 02, 2015, at 3:18 p.m.
Steven Bridges and Michael Snell smile after getting married at Portland City Hall on Dec. 29, 2012, the first day same-sex couples could obtain marriage licenses.

This is how same-sex marriage took shape in Maine and the nation

By Matthew Stone on June 26, 2015, at 10:03 a.m.
Doctors and interns confer in the Rehabilitation Unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, in this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo.

Maine spent months planning insurance exchange — then it stopped

By Matthew Stone on June 25, 2015, at 10:37 a.m.
The State House in Augusta.

Here’s a timeline of what’s happened so far with the state budget

By Dan MacLeod and Matthew Stone on June 16, 2015, at 2:42 p.m.
The Legislature late Monday night finally announced that it had reached an agreement on the state’s biennial budget. Here’s a breakdown of the events leading up to the deal.