Altered State

Altered State

A Pine Tree Watch Special Series Led by the groundbreaking election of Janet Mills and Tuesday’s Statehouse sweep, Maine Democrats are now in control of both branches of state government. Photo by Sarah Rice. Altered State With control in the Legislature and...
The Unlikely Renegade

The Unlikely Renegade

Terry Hayes bumps her fists together to illustrate the point of her independent campaign to become the next governor of Maine. One fist represents state Democrats, the other represents Republicans. Bump. Bump. Bump. “I understand that’s what candidates do before...
The Rebel With a Cause

The Rebel With a Cause

If the life of Janet Mills becomes a movie, who would portray this determined Maine attorney? For one of the few times in her 70 years, Mills was caught off guard – but only for a moment. “What movie? There is no movie,” she responded, a grin playing at the corners of...
The common-sense political novice

The common-sense political novice

Something was bothering Shawn Moody halfway through an hour-long interview. So he flipped the discourse and asked a question of his own. He wants to be Maine’s next governor. His reputation as a successful businessman and novice politician speaks to sincerity and...
And then there were three – Caron exits governor’s race

And then there were three – Caron exits governor’s race

Alan Caron, the candidate with a reputation for being an idea generator, has ended his campaign to become Maine’s next governor. Caron, who had been one of two Independents in the race, announced his exit Monday morning at the Portland Public Library. “I will endorse...