Upstream Battle

Upstream Battle

Ellie Daniels, center, whose property abuts a proposed indoor salmon farm in Belfast, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Belfast claiming that residents weren’t given enough time to review approvals given to Nordic Aquafarms, the Norwegian company that wants to...
Proficiency-based Letdown?

Proficiency-based Letdown?

With Maine schools no longer required to issue performance-based diplomas, some parents and district officials are relieved, but others say they'll press on with plans that have been in the works for six years. Photo by Gabe Souza. Proficiency-Based Letdown? After six...
Steve Mistler

Steve Mistler

The News Makers: Maine's Most Trusted Journalists Steve Mistler Some of what reporters do is routine. If handed a press release, for example, they might make a few phone calls to get quotes and context and quickly produce a story ready for publication. But routine...
Mike Lowe

Mike Lowe

The News Makers: Maine's Most Trusted Journalists Mike Lowe Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram sports writer Mike Lowe says he was a mediocre high school athlete. So he had to find another way to satisfy his appetite for sports. Fortunately, he had two things...
Judy Meyer

Judy Meyer

The News Makers: Maine's Most Trusted Journalists Judy Meyer Judy Meyer already had her hands full as a stay-at-home mom caring for two children when she decided to answer an ad for a freelance writer at the Sun Journal, Lewiston’s daily newspaper. She got paid $35 to...