A conversation with Portland based musician, Chad Walls, about his new album, Euston // # 125

on Jan. 21, 2014, at 1:49 p.m.
                  Special thanks to our newest sponsor Woodspeak Guitars.  Need a new guitar, maintenance, repair? Talk to James. Tell him freezingprocess sent you. Special thanks to our sponsor Crooked Cove, locally based CD duplication and replication services. Use them. Also, special thanks to our sponsor …

Celebrating Zach Jones’ New Album, The Days, Live Performance From Ken Bell’s House // # 124

on Jan. 21, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
                Special thanks to our sponsor Crooked Cove, locally based CD duplication and replication services. Use them. Also, special thanks to our sponsor Sea Dog Brewing Company. Go there. Ken Bell invited us over to his place to hang out. We invited Zach …

A Marathon-length Conversation with David Jacquet, aka @mojocaster, music, music and more music // #123

on Jan. 21, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
                Special thanks to our sponsor Crooked Cove, locally based CD duplication and replication services. Use  them. Also, special thanks to our sponsor Sea Dog Brewing Company. Go there. We go international with David Jacquet.  Though, you may know him better as @mojocaster.  We …

Blaine Richardson Leaves GOP, To Run As Independent

on Jan. 20, 2014, at 12 a.m.
Breaking news this Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the Republican primary for Second Congressional District has lost a candidate. U.S. Navy veteran Blaine Richardson has unenrolled from the Republican Party and will now run as an Independent candidate for Congress. “For me this decision came down to two things, …

Portland running group honors Meg Menzies

on Jan. 19, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
A ll it took was a simple message: a runner from Virginia, the mother of three, was killed on Monday, January 13, while she was on an early morning training run. Meg Menzies, the 34-year-old wife of an Ashland, VA police officer was struck and killed at about 8 a.m. …

Lufthansa 747 flies low over Auburn-Lewiston airport

on Jan. 17, 2014, at 5:25 p.m.
F rom the distance, the large dark silhouette is suspended in the clear morning air. With the telltale bump over the main cabin and it’s landing gear and engines hanging from the underside of the fuselage, the shadow more resembles a large ink-spot than a sleek, sophisticated aircraft. But slowly, …

Will Senate candidate Eric Brakey take a stand against violence?

on Jan. 16, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
When I reported last summer that Eric Brakey had made the claim State Legislators had threatened him with physical violence, he was only the chairman of Defense of Liberty PAC. Since “PAC Chairman Claims Legislators Threatened Physical Violence” was published, he has announced his candidacy for State Senate and mounted …

Will Sen. Susan Collins drop out of Senate race?

on Jan. 12, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
2012 was an interesting year for Maine politics, with the United States Senate race taking a wild turn when entrenched career politician Olympia Snowe dropped out. Running scared of freethinking Republicans no longer willing to play by the your liberals vs. our liberals game, she cited intense partisanship that apparently …

Winter Warriors – we’re all a little crazy

on Jan. 12, 2014, at 8:05 a.m.
W hen I think of Maine winter activities, the snow, the cold, and short winter days dominate the ideas that come to mind. I see images of snowshoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, hockey, and even ice fishing. For whatever reason, I don’t think about running and road races. So …
MAINE DIGITAL PRESS (blog) ‘s Third Birthday Spectacular // Kenya Hall, Shane Reis LIVE Performances

on Jan. 06, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
WARNING- EXPLICIT CONTENT - all of our conversations are recorded live, in a free flowing environment. There is definitely language that is offensive to people in this two part series. celebrated their 3rd Birthday with a Live event at, now close, Portland local music venue “The Big Easy.”  Live interviews …

Portland’s Median Ordinance, Planned Parenthood Buffer Zone // A conversation with Trish McAllister

on Jan. 06, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
The city of Portland is defending itself on two prominent legal fronts and a third court challenge may be on the way. Trish McAllister is the city’s neighborhood prosecutor, an attorney position she explains in this week’s edition of the Ink & Pine podcast. Portland has been sued by the …

A Conversation with Adam Cowsert

on Jan. 06, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
A conversation with Adam Cowsert. Music in this episode- Those Old Bones – “We Own Tonight” clip Newbury – “Collision Course” clip Premier – “Trial and Error” clip Jaeger Wells – “The Way Things Are“ Subscribe to in iTunes HERE Special thanks to our sponsor Crooked Cove, locally based CD duplication …

Regarding The Big Easy, Local Music, Local Venues // A Conversation with Ken Bell

on Jan. 06, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.
    In this episode of the podcast, we sit down and talk with Ken Bell. Most people know Ken from The Big Easy.  The Big Easy recently closed.  We discuss that. But, most importantly, we discuss the good times. Subscribe to in iTunes HERE Special thanks to our …

A mystery for a cold winter night

on Jan. 05, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
T he story starts almost 75 years ago. It begins before the Internet, cell phones, and color TV. The family radio was the centerpiece of home entertainment and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the president, but America was not yet involved in the war in Europe or Asia. Howard Hughes ( …

Winter in three part harmony – time to exercise?

on Dec. 29, 2013, at 9:41 a.m.
Winter officially started about a week ago and already we’ve had two measurable snow storms (that’s the current lingo for a lot of snow), an ice storm, and now the latest rumor is that we’ll see the white stuff again Sunday afternoon. I’m OK with that, but here’s the part that …

Sometimes it’s just nice to have a place to read

on Dec. 24, 2013, at 4:23 p.m.
Biddeford – I was trying to think of something clever to write for Christmas, some way to talk about shopping, or just some way to capture the spirit of the season. And strangely, I was at a loss for words. It was cold, rainy, and there was a good chance …

They must have been listening ….

on Dec. 16, 2013, at 1:58 p.m.
SACO – Almost as soon as I posted a request to find out about the budget crisis in Washington (Budget deadline looming), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced there was a deal, of sorts. They must have been listening. The house voted earlier this week and the …

60 days later … have you done anything yet?

on Dec. 07, 2013, at 2:47 p.m.
I’ve been waiting; we’ve all been waiting. On Thursday, October 17, at about 12:30 a.m. President Obama signed new legislation for the temporary spending plan that was passed by both the House and Senate. Passage of this agreement, after 16 days of arguing and fighting, funded the government for approximately …

Out of Eden Walk – One year later and still walking

on Dec. 02, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.
It’s not exactly Maine news, or information about our state, but in a way, I think it’s connected. I hope you like the update. About a year ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Paul Salopek and his editors from the National Geographic Society. At the time, I was enrolled in …

Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5k registration opens

on Dec. 01, 2013, at 12:56 p.m.
 SACO – With black Friday in the rear view mirror and cyber Monday staring us in the face, the holiday seasons are in full swing. Many people are looking for the right gift idea or for a unique way to remind a loved one they are thinking of them. The Maine …
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