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

"Cover Story" piece on tax-payer supported art and culture in Portland, and an a, Allen Dammann

"Cover Story" piece on the number of people who are seeking appointment to the P, Allen Dammann

"Edge" piece on Portland musician Pete Lund, 42, who has put his tales of alien, Allen Dammann

"inVasion of the Media" piece on a recent decision by Portland Press Herald edit, Allen Dammann

"inVasion of the Media" piece on two new Maine-based Web sites that encourage vi, Allen Dammann

Preview of "Digital Shorts and Experimental Works," a collection of 10 mini-movi, Allen Dammann

"Talk" piece with Emory Dodge, 71, of Portland who has belonged to the Portland, Allen Dammann

"Talk" piece with James Hanson, 75, of Westbrook, a retired pharmacist who has w, Allen Dammann

"Talk" piece with Sarah Standiford, 27, of Portland, a grassroots organizer for, Allen Dammann

"Talk" piece with Stephanie Brown, 23, a fitness specialist at the Portland YMCA, Allen Dammann

"Cover Story" piece on Jonathan Carter, 50, of Lexington Township, who is a Main, Al Diamon

"Essay" piece on a bill the Legislature will consider this year that would allow, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on a Feb. 11 news conference held by indepen, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on a proposal to cut the individual property, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on conservative Republican gubernatorial can, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on John Hathaway of Kennebunkport who made m, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on Maine's economy and a predicted $250 mill, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on Maine's Republican Party and its struggle, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Pro, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the Maine Clean Election Act and campaign, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the Maine Independent Green Party. With, Al Diamon

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the stupidity of politics. With several, Al Diamon

Preview of a performance by country and western singer/songwriter Wayne "The Tra, Al Diamon

Review of "Games Dead People Play and Other Stories," a new comic book by Portla, Al Diamon

Review of "In the Bleak Midwinter," a murder mystery written by Julia Spencer-Fl, Al Diamon

"Edge" piece in which Hillary Dickerson describes an early morning visit to Sang, Hillary Dickerson

"Edge" piece in which Hillary Dickerson writes about Woody Dana and and his book, Hillary Dickerson

"Edge" piece on "Cupid's Arrow," a new dating game being produced by Lesley Jone, Hillary Dickerson

"Talk" piece with David Wager, Ph.D., 51, who is the bachelor of social work coo, Joshua Dolby

"Talk" piece with Norman Millette, the Senior Citizen Barber, who has been barbe, Joshua Dolby

"Comment" piece by Michael Donahue of South Portland on a recent report issued b, Michael Donahue

"Beat" piece on the San Francisco-based band, Ray's Vast Basement, and its new a, Adam Ekberg

"Beat" piece on the six-piece band "The Burning Paris," which is being presented, Adam Ekberg

Preview of a jazz performance by John Hollenbeck and the Claudia Quintet, which, Adam Ekberg

Article about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), which affects about 15 percen, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on a flier distributed by the Maine People's Alliance (MPA) that wa, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on a gay and civil rights ordinance proposal considered by the West, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on a gay rights ordinance proposed for Westbrook that the city coun, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on a new Off-Lease Area for dogs in Portland being proposed in the, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on a new teen advocacy effort being started at Portland's Preble St, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on an idle parking lot built by the Libra Foundation in Portland., Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on an incident variously described as an explosion and a blowout at, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on a plan by the city of Portland to widen outer Washington Avenue, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on a proposal to create affordable housing on a 15-acre parcel of w, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on Borders, a bookstore at the Maine Mall in South Portland, which, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on charges of lax rule enforcement, unresponsive management and fav, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on Green Independent Party state House of Representatives District, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on negotiations between officials at the University of Southern Mai, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on New York restaurateur Matthew Kenney, who plans to reopen his up, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on pay raises for six administrators in the Portland School Departm, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on plans by the University of Southern Maine to transform a student, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on Portland candidates seeking election to the city's school commit, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on Portland Press Herald political reporter Joshua Weinstein, who w, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on Portland's public schools, which don't buy clothing or footwear, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the 180 elderly and disabled residents of 100 State Street in Po, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the city of Portland's franchise agreement with Time Warner Cabl, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the Maine Education Association's (MEA) annual elections, which, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the Maine Lobster Apprenticeship program, which was created by s, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the newly formed Downtown Young Adult and Business Task Force, a, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the ongoing fight between G'Vanni's owner Jeff Karll and Portlan, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the Oxford Street Homeless Shelter in Portland, which has 154 be, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the Portland Coalition Art Gallery, which is run by Walter Bened, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on the Rental Assistance Coupon Plus program, which started in June, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece on ugly green weeds, some three-feet high, that are overtaking the, Theresa Flaherty

"City" piece reporting that at the urging of Old Port merchants who are fed up w, Theresa Flaherty

"Cover Story" piece on St. Dominic's Church in Portland and Portland's Irish com, Theresa Flaherty

"Cover Story" piece on the increasing number of private schools in Maine that re, Theresa Flaherty

"Cover Story" piece on three area people who have recently lost a significant am, Theresa Flaherty

"Cover Story" piece on what it's like for homeless teenagers living on the stree, Theresa Flaherty

"Cover Story" piece profiling Ed Thompson of Buxton, who for the past ten years, Theresa Flaherty

"Edge" piece about Patrick Babcock, 36, of Portland, who hosts "Mainely Dead," W, Theresa Flaherty

"Edge" piece on the 2002 National Physique Committee Maine Bodybuilding Champion, Theresa Flaherty

Interview with Jason Hall, 29, a Portland filmmaker. Hall's first feature film,, Theresa Flaherty

Preview of a seminar for English majors on Bob Dylan, which will be taught this, Theresa Flaherty

Preview of "White Lies: One woman's quest for release from the enchantment of w, Theresa Flaherty

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by the band "Elderberry Jam," which is being, Theresa Flaherty

"Talk" piece with Jesse Chanin, 17, a Portland high school student who will spen, Theresa Flaherty

"Talk" piece with Mark Holmes, 31, an independent personal-fitness trainer in Po, Theresa Flaherty

"Cover Story" piece on the Bates Dance Festival at Bates College in Lewiston, wh, Selby Frame

Review of Portland Stage Company's production of "Arcadia," at the Portland Perf, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Blind Id production of "Inferno: Journey Through the Mind,", Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Mad Horse Theatre Company production of "The Laramie Project,, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Mad Horse Theatre Company production of "Three Viewings," whi, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a MainePlay production of "Love, Sex, and the IRS," which is be, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Portland Players production of playwright Larry Shue's "The F, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of playwright Anthony Shaff, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of playwright Laura Harring, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Theater at Monmouth production of William Shakespeare's "Much, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on a Theater Project production of "Chicago And Other Places," sho, Selby Frame

"Stage" piece on Portland Stage Company production of "A Perfect Ganesh," which, Selby Frame

Art review of a collection of works by Cumberland artist Sara Crisp, which is cu, Victoria Gannon

"City" piece on an initiative led by Susan Webster of Portland to start an alter, Victoria Gannon

"Cover Story" piece on Portland artists who are trying to define the undefined a, Victoria Gannon

"Cover Story" piece on thrift stores in the Greater Portland area, including the, Victoria Gannon

"Edge" piece on a reading by Davy Rothbart, 27, creator of "Found" magazine, whi, Victoria Gannon

"Edge" piece on Coffee By Design, a coffee shop in Portland that is viewed by ma, Victoria Gannon

"Edge" piece on several local art exhibits focusing on the terrorist attacks of, Victoria Gannon

"Edge" piece on Sisters, a lesbian bar and dance club in Portland, Victoria Gannon

"Edge" piece on Vacationland Bowling Center in Saco. With 32-lanes, it's the bi, Victoria Gannon

"Edge" piece on William Pope.L, a professor of rhetoric and theater at Bates Col, Victoria Gannon