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

"Edge" piece on Nauticats, a local chapter of The International Cat Association, Tom Mahoney

"Edge" piece on small bands and how they handle their finances, including income, Tom Mahoney

"Edge" piece on The Nels Cline Singers, a musical group that is being presented, Tom Mahoney

"Edge" piece on the Portland-based rock band "A Giant Robot," which is being pre, Tom Mahoney

"Edge" piece on the Sky-Hy Conference Center in Topsham, which is inviting talen, Tom Mahoney

Preview of a screening of "D.I.Y or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artis, Tom Mahoney

Review of "Maine vs. Massachusetts," held at the Portland Boxing Club in Portlan, Tom Mahoney

"Talk" piece with Mark Rosenwald, 26, of Gray, who is also known as Botsuraku Ha, Tom Mahoney

"Talk" piece with Stephanie Agurkis, 22, of Portland, who runs Friends of Furbal, Tom Mahoney

"Talk" piece with Tappan Fitzgerald, 34, of South Portland, president of the Mai, Tom Mahoney

"Talk" piece with Gary Small, 43, of South Freeport, who teaches classes in aiki, Colin Malakie

"Talk" piece with Werner Brandmaier, 45, a native of Austria and now a resident, Colin Malakie

Preview of a performance by folk-singer/songwriter/guitarist/activist Bruce Cock, Bob Margolis

"Talk" piece interview with James Bond, 40, a security guard at Mercy Hospital i, M Grace Maselli

"Talk" piece with standup comic George Hamm, 38, of Portland., M Grace Maselli

"Talk" piece with Valerie Barris, 46, of Portland, who works as a postal clerk a, M Grace Maselli

Review of "Archetypes," an exhibition of works by artist John Hultberg that is b, Morgan Mauer

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's architecture. The first tall buildings erecte, Clemmer Mayhew III

"Cover Story" piece on the curious way that the City of Portland figures its pro, Clemmer III Mayhew

Brief article on Paulette Roberge, owner of the now-defunct Whits End, a Portlan, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece about Jerry Boivin, 58, a homosexual, who was allegedly assaulted o, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on a 7-foot-high by 20-foot-wide chainlink fence that Boulos Proper, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on a hate crime in Portland on June 13 in which Jerry Boivin, perce, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on a law being considered by Portland's city councilors that would, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on Auto Europe employees, who are taking action against catcalling, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on a vacant lot on Portland's Magnolia Street that is owned by the, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on four candidates who have announced their intentions to run for t, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on Goodwill Industries of Maine and New Hampshire, which has remove, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on Jerry Boivin, 57, of Portland, who was chased by three men, alle, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on local Portland teens, who have been left with a bitter taste by, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on Platinum Plus, a Portland strip club that is currently offering, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on Portland's squabbling street vendors and fed-up businesses that, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on recent in-fighting between Portland hot dog vendors that have es, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on The Oasis, a tikki bar in Portland's Old Port section that rece, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on the Portland Public Access Center (PPCA), which is asking for mo, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on two historic buildings at 627 and 629 Congress Street in Portlan, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"City" piece on two Portland ordinances being proposed by the city council. The, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"Cover Story" piece on the number of local runners that are competing in the 6.2, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"Cover Story" piece profiling Keita Whitten, 36, and Sara Cox, 36, who are commu, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"Talk" piece with Megan Jackson, 17, of Portland, Maine's representative for thi, Jeffrey J. Mitchell

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's tattoo artists with special focus on Ernie Vil, John Monroe

"Edge" piece on snorkeling in Casco Bay. With special focus on snorkelers Matt, John Monroe

"Talk" piece with Jonette Jordan, 46, one of Portland's gritty, unsung survivors, John Monroe

"Talk" piece with private investigator William J. O'Rourke of South Portland., John Monroe

"City" piece on a 13-unit apartment house at 80 Grant Street in Portland owned b, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on a complaint by Karen D'Andrea, a WMPG talk show host, who claime, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on action taken by South Portland officials to curb bicyclists on t, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on an attempt by the Portland Coalition for the Psychiatrically Lab, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on a new gang in Portland that is etching its signature or "gang ta, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on John Davis, 38, an occasional resident at the Oxford Street Home, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on Katherine Freund, 51, founder of the Independent Transportation, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on Maine's domestic violence programs, which are being funded at a, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on Maine's Sex Offender Registration list. About 3,000 to 4,000 mo, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on Nappi Towing Company, which won a Cumberland County Superior Cou, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on Peter Lund, a Portland musician who claims he has twice been abd, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on Portland's Police Citizen Review Subcommittee (PCRS). According, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), which quietl, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on the Home Shopping Network (Channel 34), which recently disappear, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on the May 4 death of Laurie Calor, 27, of Portland. In "The Human, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on the middle- and high-school programs at the Governor Baxter Scho, Lael Morgan

"City" piece on the proposed $12 million Gulf of Maine Aquarium (GMA) research f, Lael Morgan

"City" piece with a complete list of settlements made for accidents caused by th, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece comparing the Falmouth Police Department's public police log wi, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on a letter received by Casco Bay Weekly (CBW) on July 10 from, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on a new Portland Police Department publication called the "Arr, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on an Officer of the Month award ceremony held by the Portland, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on anonymous letters received by the Casco Bay Weekly in respon, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on a reporters' workshop held at Bates College in Lewiston on M, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on discrepancies between Portland Police Department (PPD) recor, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on the Casco Bay Weekly's (CBW) continuing effort to gain acces, Lael Morgan

"Cop Beat" piece on the Casco Bay Weekly's (CBW) ongoing tug-of-war with the Por, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on the "police beat" as a career field. With references to inc, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on the Portland Police Department activities for the week of Ma, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on the Portland Police Department's continuing failure to produ, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on the Portland Police Department's log for the period March 24, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece on the Portland Police Department, which has refused to provide, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece with the Cumberland County Sheriff's list of individuals arrest, Lael Morgan

"Cop beat" piece with tips and resources on how to access government information, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece comparing Greater Portland-area candidates running in the Ju, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece containing excerpts from James Moore's new book "Human Sacri, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on bankruptcy filings, which have doubled nationally and tri, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on Kenneth Kerwin of Portland, who hopes to prove that he is, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on out-of-town talent agencies, including Starz National Mod, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on Portland-area yacht clubs and marinas, including Handy Bo, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on psychics in the Greater Portland area, including Anna Mil, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on reinventing Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland's most f, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on unemployment in Maine, which went from 2.5 percent last y, Lael Morgan

"Cover Story" piece on University College (UC), the University of Maine's (UM) c, Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Abby Woodman, a senior at Waynflete School in Portland who vol, Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Brian Pitt, 20, of Portland, who is serving a two-year missio, Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Charles Barry, 38, who has formed "Freedom to Feed the Birds", Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Diane Jellis, 52, of Freeport, who became manager of the Portl, Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Lester W. "Rusty" Nelson, chairman of the Maine Spring Point L, Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Patricia Cain, 50, of Portland, a Verizon employee for 33 year, Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Penny Pachios Carson, 62, who manages Commercial and Industria, Lael Morgan

"Talk" piece with Tom Pakulski of Portland, an independent television cameraman., Lael Morgan

"Sportland" piece on "Cardio Kickboxing Elite," a new book by Frank Thiboutot on, J Barry Mothes

"Sportland" piece on the 60th annual Granville R. Lee Undergraduate Basketball T, J Barry Mothes

"City" piece on "Fillings: The Choices You Have, Mercury Amalgam and Other Fill, Stevenson Munro

In late September, federal funding for the arts program of the Portland Coalitio, Erik Nadolink