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

Preview of an exhibition of advertising art by Kirk Reynolds, which is being pre, Allen Baldwin

Preview of "An Obsession with Pinecones," an art exhibit works by Katherine Gela, Allen Baldwin

Preview of "New Paintings: Heimsuchung," an exhibit of paintings by Dozier Bell, Allen Baldwin

Review of an "Epiphony" an exhibition of works by Nick Allanach and Sarah Baldwi, Allen Baldwin

"City" piece on a 29-acre parcel of land in Cape Elizabeth owned by real-estate, Chris Barry

"City" piece on a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Casco Bay Weekly (, Chris Barry

"City" piece on a pay raise that is being proposed for Peter Crichton, the Cumbe, Chris Barry

"City" piece on a proposal by Portland city councilor Cheryl Leeman, who wants t, Chris Barry

"City" piece on Deborah Willette, a former Portland District Court clerk convict, Chris Barry

"City" piece on four prominent Portland-area Republicans who tried unsuccessfull, Chris Barry

"City" piece on Maine's Clean Election law, which doesn't distinguish between re, Chris Barry

"City" piece on new restrictions being proposed by Portland city officials that, Chris Barry

"City" piece on Portland police chief Michael Chitwood who is facing his biggest, Chris Barry

"City" piece on the Independent Transportation Network (ITN), a Portland-based n, Chris Barry

"City" piece on the owners of the Maine Mall in South Portland, who are looking, Chris Barry

"City" piece on the Portland Police Department's activities log. On Feb. 25, fo, Chris Barry

"City" piece on the Portland Police Department, which has refused to allow citiz, Chris Barry

"City" piece on Tom Roche, a security guard at the Cumberland County Courthouse, Chris Barry

"Cover Story" piece on porno video-viewing booths in the back rooms of Video Exp, Chris Barry

"Cover Story" piece on restoring public trust in the Portland Police Department, Chris Barry

"Cover Story" piece on the state of Greater Portland's preparedness in the event, Chris Barry

"Talk" piece with Dominique Rosoff, 32, of Portland, who wants to be an opera si, Chris Barry

"Beat" piece on "jugband punk" musicians The Reverend and the Freak, who perform, John Basile

Article faulting Democrat Herbert Adams, 48, a candidate for Portland's state Ho, Sharon Bass

Brief personal, educational and occupational information on political candidates, Sharon Bass

"City" piece detailing the changes that have been made in the way the annual cha, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on a civil lawsuit filed on June 21 in Cumberland County Superior C, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on a decision by the Maine Mall's new management company, Indianapo, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on a feud over golf carts between two groups of residents on Great, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on a proposal by an unidentified local drug counselor that would re, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on a rash of recent complaints about members of the Portland Police, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on a recent report by the state Office of Substance Abuse (OSA), wh, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Charles Hitt of Atlanta, Ga., who bought a summer home on Peaks, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Cool Jewels, a flashy cart that left the Maine Mall in South Por, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Diane Grumt, owner of the Hot Diggity Dog hot-dog stand, who has, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Domestic Violence Prevention Month, featuring an interview with, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on James Richards, 31, of Portland, who hopes to be part of a class, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Jessica Dorazio, 25, of Windham, who has filed a complaint with, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Leon Beaulieu, 59, of Portland, a convicted domestic abuser who, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Maine Medical Center's McGeachey Hall in Portland, an outpatient, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on methadone clinics in the Greater Portland area and a new out-pat, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Michael Rodriguez, the former program director of Youth Build, a, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on Nate Nickerson, Portland's public health director, who is initia, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on New Year's Portland, which is being run by a new public/private, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on public access to a beach on Peaks Island. Last fall, Charles Hi, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on responses to Casco Bay Weekly's ongoing coverage of the deadly m, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on state representative Michael Quint, D-Portland, who is running a, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on state senator Lynn Bromley, D-South Portland, who is knocking on, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the increasing numbers of Maine babies that are being born addic, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the lack of public transportation on Peaks Island. Last year, e, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the Maine Mall in South Portland, where Indianapolis-based Simon, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the Maine People's Alliance (MPA), which has just started its ou, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the Oxford Street Homeless Shelter. Some time in the near futur, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the Preble Street Resource Center, which purchased the Casco Bay, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the School Based Health Care Coalition, a partnership between th, Sharon Bass

"City" piece on the shortage of pharmacists in Portland. Many Rite Aids and oth, Sharon Bass

"City" piece reporting that Curtis Kise, 38, who recently opened his used bookst, Sharon Bass

"City" piece reporting that Dr. Marc Shinderman, the owner of the CAP Quality Ca, Sharon Bass

Cliff Islanders are debating the question of what to do about the growing deer p, Sharon Bass

"Cover Story" piece in journal format spanning a period of 35 hours with Dr. Lyn, Sharon Bass

"Cover Story" piece on adult children who are returning home to live with their, Sharon Bass

"Cover Story" piece on a weekly batterers intervention class held at Portland's, Sharon Bass

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's recent methadone overdose problem, which has g, Sharon Bass

"Cover Story" piece on Stephanie Dow, 47, of Portland, a mentally ill woman who, Sharon Bass

"Cover Story" piece on the debate over universal health care in Maine. With com, Sharon Bass

"Cover Story" piece on what it's like for a woman to search for a date on the In, Sharon Bass

Duane Hutchins, a 44-year-old transient, stole a bottle of vodka from Hannaford', Sharon Bass

"Talk" piece with Cathy Plourde, 34, of Portland, a playwright who writes and di, Sharon Bass

"Talk" piece with Dudley, a 10-month-old basset hound owned by Casco Bay Weekley, Sharon Bass

"Talk" piece with Greg Trooper, 46, of Nashville, Tenn., a folk and mountain gui, Sharon Bass

"Talk" piece with Roger Robinson, 50, of Great Diamond Island, a lobsterman and, Sharon Bass

"Comment" piece by Meredith Burgess, president of Burgess Advertising in Portlan, Meredith Burgess

"City" piece on the Downeaster, the Portland-to-Boston Amtrak rail service, whic, Chris Busby

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's population of mentally ill people and the rela, Chris Busby

"Cover Story" piece profiling Lenny Gauba, 53, of Old Orchard Beach, who is comm, Chris Busby

"Edge" piece on an exhibition of photographs by musician, trucker and amateur ph, Chris Busby

"Edge" piece satirizing John Cacoulidis, a concrete magnate and developer from N, Chris Busby

"Portland Prowler" piece on Blackstone's, a gay bar just off Portland's Longfell, Chris Busby

"Portland Prowler" piece on Newicks Seafood Restaurant in South Portland., Chris Busby

"Portland Prowler" piece on Ron and Kim Raymond, who have been co-hosting "Stuck, Chris Busby

"Portland Prowler" piece on the Griffin Club, a neighborhood bar that has become, Chris Busby

Preview of a performance by the Boston-based metal band Neptune, which is being, Chris Busby

Review of "The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine's Wildlands," written by, Chris Busby

"Edge" piece about the band Wilco, which will play at Portland's State Theatre o, Peet Chamberlain

"Edge" piece on a performance by singer/guitarist J. Mascis, which is being pres, Peet Chamberlain

"Edge" piece on Derek Lobley, 23, and his independent film company, New Drunk Dr, Peet Chamberlain

"Essay" piece by Jim Cloutier, a Portland city councilor, arguing that property, Jim Cloutier

"City" piece on a 7-foot statue of Portland's alleged founder George Cleeve. In, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on a Jan. 9 memo written by Portland city councilor Jay Hibbard, ch, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on a plan to sell the Fore Street Parking Garage, which is being co, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on a possible revenue shortfall of almost $12 million in the Portla, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on a proposal being considered by the Portland School Committee tha, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on a proposal by Bruce McGorrill, a member of Portland's Cable TV A, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on new Portland mayor Karen Geraghty, who is throwing a private par, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on New Year's Portland, the city's annual street festival. Maine A, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on options be considered by the Portland School Committee for the r, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on the Midtown Community Policing Center in Portland, which could b, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on the Portland School Committee and its policy sub-committee, whic, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on the race to fill the seat vacated by state senator Joel Abromson, Allen Dammann

"City" piece on the soon-to-be-opened $32 million Long Creek Youth Development C, Allen Dammann