The Casco Bay Weekly, a free alternative weekly newspaper, ran from 1988 to 2004. In its early years, CBW’s journalists tackled controversial issues in depth, the writing and reporting often flavored with humor and irreverence.

Each print issue will be microfilmed for preservation purposes and the originals will be stored in archival boxes in the library’s off-site storage facility.

The 1988-1992 issues of the paper are indexed in the Maine News Index card file in the Portland Room, while later issues (November 25, 1992 through November 21, 2002) are indexed here on the Maine News Index online. Full-text PDFs of the paper can be accessed here.

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Submissions from 2002

A 32-page guide to "Southern Maine Pride 2002," which is being held in Portland

"Center Stage" piece on a Cauldron and Labrys production of playwright Carolyn G

"Center Stage" piece on a Children's Theatre production of "Stop Pretending," wh

"Center Stage" piece on a Company of Girls' production of "Girls to the Rescue,"

"Center Stage" piece on a Deertrees Theater production of an adaptation of Steph

"Center Stage" piece on a Glitteratti Theatre Company production of "Hedwig and

"Center Stage" piece on a Lyric Music Theater production of "High Society," whic

"Center Stage" piece on a Mad Horse Theatre production of playwright Reginald Ro

"Center Stage" piece on a MainePlay production of "Nunsense," which is being pre

"Center Stage" piece on a MainePlay production of playwright A. R. Gurney's "Syl

"Center Stage" piece on a MainePlay production of playwright Ira Levin's "Deatht

"Center Stage" piece on a Maine State Music Theatre production of "Ragtime," whi

"Center Stage" piece on a Maine State Music Theatre production of Rodgers and Ha

"Center Stage" piece on a Michael Flatley production of "Lord of the Dance," a d

"Center Stage" piece on an Arundel Barn Playhouse production of the musical "I D

"Center Stage" piece on an Ogunquit Playhouse production of "George M!", a music

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by "a capella" masters The Persuasions, wh

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by "Africa/Portland," which is being prese

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by "Condors," the 16-member Japanese dance

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by the comedy troupe "Capital Steps," whic

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Players production of Rodgers and Hammerstein

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of "From Away," whic

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of "Little Festival

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of playwright Terren

"Center Stage" piece on a Public Theatre production of "The Pavilion," which is

"Center Stage" piece on a Teatro Lirico d'Europa production of Puccini's "Turand

"Center Stage" piece on a Theater Project production of "James and the Giant Pea

"Center Stage" piece on a Theater Project's Summer Shakespeare Theater Camp prod

"Center Stage" piece on a Two Lights Theatre Ensemble production of the French p

"Center Stage" piece on a University of New England (UNE) Center for the Arts an

"Center Stage" piece on a University of Southern Maine (USM) Theater Department

"Center Stage" piece on a University of Southern Maine (USM) Theater Department

"Center Stage" piece on Carl Alleyne, a faculty member at the Dance Complex in C

"Center Stage" piece on comedian extraordinaire Chance Langton, who will appear

"Center Stage" piece on "Folk and Fairy Tales of the Middle East," a performance

"Center Stage" piece on "Inferno: Journey Through the Mind," a song-and-dance p

"Center Stage" piece on "Monky Business," which is being presented as the season

"Center Stage" piece on playwright William Luce's "The Belle of Amherst," which

"Center Stage" piece on poetry slams, which are held on the first Tuesday of eac

"Center Stage" piece on "Portland's Tribute to Prehistoric San Francisco," featu

"Center Stage" piece on "Tellabration," an annual storytelling event that is bei

"Center Stage" piece on the annual Children's Theatre of Maine Shakespeare Festi

"Center Stage" piece on the "Bird Brain Project," an osprey-inspred dance choreo

"Center Stage" piece on the Colby College Department of Theater and Dance's pro

"Center Stage" piece on "These Boots Were Made For Walking," a performance by "B

"Center Stage" piece on two productions of "The Secret Garden," one by the Choco

"City" piece listing the arrest records of the Cumberland County Jail for the pe

"City" piece on a Portland City Council vote that will allow the Portland Downto

"City" piece on "Yes Books," a used-book business that will, after 12 years at i

"Cop beat" piece reporting that the Portland Police Department is making it reco

"Cover Story" piece on the parking lot at BJ's Wholesale Club in Portland, where

"Ear to the Pavement" pieces reporting that a piano reporting missing from the P

Preview of "Inland," an exhibition of paintings by Andy Newman that is being pre

Preview of "Peregrine Press Group Show," an exhibit by members of a coopeative p

Preview of the First Friday ArtWalk, which is being held in downtown Portland Ap

Preview of the First Friday ArtWalk, which will be held in Portland April 5. Wi

"Prime Cut" piece on a jazz performance by the Mark Kleinhaut Trio, which is bei

"Prime Cut" piece on an "audio sculpture" performance by Id M Theft Able, Shea M

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Jef

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by folk-funk singer/songwriter Jason Spooner,

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by jazz saxophonist Tony Malaby, which is bei

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by Joe Mazzari and his band that is being pre

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by rockabilly blues musician Nick Curran and

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by saxophonist Dave Liebman that is part of t

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the band "Broken Clown," which is being pr

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the band Cappuccio Party, which is being p

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the band "High Voltage," which is being pr

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the band "Satellite Lot," which is being p

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the bluegrass/folk trio "The Mammals," whi

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the Boston-based metal/hardcore band Dieca

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the folk/world beat fusion band "Zulu Lepr

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the free-jazz quintet "Free Range Rat," wh

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the funk trio "Drums and Tuba," which is b

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the hard-rock band "Black Apple," which is

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the Hungarian folk quintet Muzsikas, which

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the instrumental trio "Dianogah," which is

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the metal band "King's X," which is being

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the multilingual Latin funk band "Babaloo,

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the musical group Lake Affect, which is be

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the Portland-based band "Dead End Kids," w

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the Portland-based rock band "Swamp Witch

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the power pop group B-sides, which is bein

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the psychobilly rock band The Reverend Hor

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the punk band "The Marvels," which is bein

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the rap duo "Twiztid," which is being pres

"Prime Cut" piece on MixMaster Mike, a disc jockey honored by the International

"Prime Cut" piece on the electronic-pop duo "I am the World Trade Center," which

"Prime Cut" piece on the hardcore punk band "Agnostic Front," which is being pre

"Prime Cut" piece on the Massachusetts-based rock band "Today is the Day," which

"Prime Cut" piece on the pop-punk trio "Every Forty Seconds," which is being pre

"Prime Cut" piece on "The Riviera Playboys," a rock-and-roll group that is being

"Prime Cut" piece on the rock band "Rockets Red Glare," which is being presented

"Prime Cut" piece on the rock band "Zoe's Choice," which is being presented at t

"Short Cuts" piece on a performance by singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith, which

"Stage" piece on a Maine State Music Theatre production of the Rodgers and Hamme

Volunteer listings by category, including Animals, Art, Education, Elderly, Envi

"Talk" piece with Alan Doll, a roving customer service representative for the st, Regina Anderson

"Talk" piece with Angela Feroze, 19, a native of Afghanistan who is a pre-med st, Regina Anderson

"Commentary" piece eulogizing the goodness Gary Vitterino, the guy next door, wh, Nancy White Araujo

"Beat" piece on a performance by the Portland-based indie-pop quintet "Ponys," w, Allen Baldwin