Articles by Sam Hill

(Front, left to right) Mason Strunk, Perrin Davidson, Finnegan Woodruff, (back, left to right) Samantha Pierce and Lena Rich met at the Maine Acoustic Festival last year and have been playing together around the state since. On Sunday they performed a set for children at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

‘It takes more than medicine to heal a child’: Student musicians play bluegrass for young Maine patients

By Sam Hill on Aug. 18, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
David Flanagan

Resource center for program that aids older students leaving USM for Illinois university

By Sam Hill on Aug. 15, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
June Ackerman (left) tears up as she reads to the audience the details surrounding the 2010 death of Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old girl who was shot and killed during a police raid in Detroit, on Thursday in Portland.

Portland joins nation in mourning slain Missouri teenager

By Sam Hill on Aug. 15, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.
Nimer Farhood, 19, of Portland raises a Palestinian flag into the air as he stands above the crowd gathered in Monument Square.

Portland rally for peace leads to verbal clash between supporters of Israel, Palestinians

By Sam Hill on July 18, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
Kevin Roche, the general manager and CEO of the non-profit waste management company ecomaine, spoke Thursday at a waste management panel hosted by E2Tech on the importance of waste reduction in the state.

‘We’re a throwaway society’: Reining in Maine’s waste-management costs depends on consumers, experts say

By Sam Hill on June 26, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
Pallbearers rode atop a firetruck with the casket during the procession.

Fallen firefighter Michael Kucsma remembered as an enthusiastic leader, perfectionist and rum-lover

By Sam Hill on June 21, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
Sawin Millett speaks to a luncheon audience hosted Thursday by the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center.

Sawin Millett’s lesson after 55 years in government: Budget makers should focus on next generation, not next election

By Sam Hill on June 20, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, described capitalism as an evil force that will sacrifice generations of Americans for short-term profit.

Chris Hedges criticizes capitalism, ‘faux-liberals’ like Obama during Portland talk

By Sam Hill on June 17, 2014, at 9:18 a.m.
Members of Pride Portland kicked off their 10-day celebration of Portland's LGBTQ community with a rally and press conference at Portland City Hall on Friday evening.

Pride Portland a 10-day celebration of LGBTQ community, equality in Maine

By Sam Hill on June 14, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan (left) presented five-time former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (right) a key to the city this afternoon. Holyfield will be a special guest at the All Star Boxing Event at the Portland Expo Center tomorrow night.

Former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield helps promote Portland boxing revival

By Sam Hill on June 13, 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
Sen. Angus King

King expects ‘major battle’ over implementing Obama’s new climate change rules

By Sam Hill on June 06, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
(Left to right) Chief Academic Officer for Portland schools David Galin and school board member Marnie Morrione explained on Tuesday that the draft of new graduation requirements was still being worked on and that the board was still looking for feedback from the community.

‘The world doesn’t need everyone in college’: parents blast draft Portland graduation policy at feedback forum

By Sam Hill on June 04, 2014, at 2:50 p.m.