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Portland, Maine writer Monica Wood, whose second play “The Half-Light” premiered  last week at Portland Stage, talked about her writing process, her mutually supportive marriage  and the importance of teaching the arts, among other things, in front of a sold-out audience Tuesday at One Longfello...
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Millennials, people from their late 30s to early 20s, are expected to make 45 percent of home purchases in the U.S. this year. That influx is changing the way people buy and sell homes, and creating new challenges for real estate agents. iBuying, anyone?   On the panel Host: Press Herald Busi...
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Shopping, whether in store or online, has become a magnet for innovation. Pick a product off a shelf and see a video display of its uses. Overwhelmed by online choices?  A personal shopping guide is at the ready. Concierge services are becoming the norm as retailers offer customized convenience ...
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Since 1995, Tom Caron has been a studio host on NESN, covering the Boston Red Sox, Bruins and play-by-play announcing for college hockey. His weekly column on the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots runs on Tuesdays in the Portland Press Herald. A graduate of Lewiston High School, he began his broadcas...
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Less than a month after Election Day, Business Editor Carol Coultas sat down with a panel of analysts to assess the effects of election results on Maine businesses and the Portland business community in particular.   Michael Saxl, Managing Principal, Maine Street Solutions Michael Saxl join...
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Ilma Lopez grew up in Venezuela, cooking in the kitchen alongside her grandmother. After getting her start in Caracas, she was accepted to the pastry program at Stratford University in Virginia. Today, Lopez is the Pastry Chef and co-owner of Piccolo and Chaval in Portland. She is a veteran of s...
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Portland Press Herald CEO and publisher Lisa DeSisto sat down with Deanna Sherman, president and CEO of Dead River Co., on Friday, Oct. 26, to chat about her work in the energy industry. Sherman oversees one of the largest energy companies in Northern New England. Founded in 1909, Dead River Co....
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There’s a lot of new office space under construction or in the pipeline for Portland and surrounding towns: Wex’s new HQ on the waterfront, a mixed-use development including offices at Widgery and Union Wharfs, and Rock Row in Westbrook. A panel of local experts with look at how a boom in office...
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Press Herald Business Editor Carol Coultas moderated the debate on October 10, 2018 at the University of New England, with columnist Bill Nemitz and Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich as panelists. Candidates were Alan Caron(I), Terry Hayes (I), Janet Mills (D) and Shawn Moody (R). Read the cover...
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On Friday, Sept. 7, publisher Lisa DeSisto sat down with Cummings, who began his academic career in Gorham as a high school history teacher and department head. He served as a faculty member at the Southern Maine Community College and was a long-serving member of the USM faculty. Prior to becomi...
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On Monday, July 23, Maine-born actor Patrick Dempsey joined Portland Press Herald staff writer Mary Pols on stage at Aura for a wide-ranging discussion about his work in Hollywood, his life in Maine, his love of fast cars and his work with the Dempsey Challenge, a bike ride that raises money for...
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In this episode, Donna Dion talks about her long history in the politics and history of Biddeford.
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In this episode, state Rep. Ken Fredette talks about growing up in northern Maine and his history of public service.
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In this episode, lobbyist Betsy Sweet talks about spending her summers on North Haven and her love of the state of Maine.
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In this episode, former state Rep. Diane Russell talks about roots in Bryant Pond, learning to shoot guns and her tight-knit family.
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In this episode, Attorney General Janet Mills talks about her well-known family and her iconoclastic spirit.
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In this episode, businessman Shawn Moody talks about building his business from humble beginnings in Gorham.
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In this episode, businessman Adam Cote talks about his military service and adjusting to life in Sanford after tours of duty abroad.
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In this episode, state Rep. Mark Eves talks about growing up the son of a military chaplain.
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In this episode, former DHHS commissioner Mary Mayhew talks about growing up in Pittsfield and her love of gardening.
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