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

"Advice to the newbies" piece on Democrat Ethan Strimling and Republican Robin, Robert O'Brien

"Political Crapshoot" piece on the hotly contested race in state House District, Robert O'Brien

"Political Crapshoot" piece on the Maine Democratic Party State Convention, whic, Robert O'Brien

"Edge" piece on a poetry reading by Baron Wormser, poet laureate of Maine, which, Lisa Pajak

"Talk" piece with Eriq Manson, 23, of Portland, a University of Southern Maine s, Kathryn Perry

"Talk" piece with Ginger Cote, 35, who is perhaps the only female drummer curren, Aimsel Ponti

"Cover Story" piece on The AIDS Project in Maine, including interviews with proj, Evan Roberts

"City" piece on Scott Robbe, 47, who was recently appointed executive director o, Steven Rowley

"Edge" piece on the Peabody Film Festival, a gay and lesbian film fest that is b, Steven Rowley

"Gay Writes" piece on gays and lesbians who are serving or are candidates for pu, Steven Rowley

"Gay Writes" piece on the 2000 Census and Same-Sex Households, a report analyzin, Steven Rowley

"Gay Writes" piece on the 2002 Portland Outright Prom, which is open to gay, les, Steven Rowley

"Edge" piece on feminist periodicals, including Bust, Bitch, Moxie, Hip Mama and, Karmo Sanders

"Short Cut" piece on the band Califone and its first full-length CD, "Room Sound, Dan Short

"Short Cut" piece on the Portland trio Slowing Room and their soon-to-be-release, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece about the Belgian band K's Choice, which will perform at Port, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on "5000 Strings of the Sun," a label showcase by Time-Lag Re, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on a performance by ska band "Goldfinger," which is being pre, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on a performance by Spanish-language singer/guitarist Jose Ay, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on a performance by the Boston quartet "Mistle Thrush," which, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on a performance by the rock and roll trio "Planeside," which, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on "For a Five," a new compact disc (CD) release by local mus, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by blues singer/guitarist Popa Chubby, which, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by rock bands performing in Portland April 5,, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield on Oct., Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by the alt-country/roots-rock band Say Zuzu,, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by the eclectic band The Four Bags, which is, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by the hardcore metal band "Hatebreed," which, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by the Massachusetts-based band Spouse, which, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by the rock band "Castle Bravo," which is bei, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on performances by violinist Eileen Ivers at Portland's Merri, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on "River Coffee," a new compact disc (CD) release by mid-Mai, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece on the band "Now is Now" and its first full-length CD, "Trans, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece performances by the rock band "Deadweight," which is being pr, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece performances by the rock bands "Black Apple," which is being, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece performances by the rock band "The Radar Brothers," which is, Dan Short

"Short Cuts" piece reviewing "Live at the Holiday Sin," a new CD by Ill Ease, wh, Dan Short

"Beat" piece on a performance by the rock 'n' roll band "The Downbeat 5," which, Lenny Smith

Preview of a performance by the punk band "Atmosphere," which is being presented, Lenny Smith

Preview of the Dialated Peoples/Blackalicious concert at Portland's State Theatr, Lenny Smith

"Stage" piece on a Mad Horse Theatre Company production of playwright Reginald R, Lenny Smith

Casco Bay Weekly readers' selections for the Best of Portland survey, including, Staff

"Comment" piece endorsing the following candidates: Democrat Chellie Pingree fo, Staff

"Comment" piece on four Portland city candidates who have been endorsed by Casco, Staff

List of galleries participating in the First Friday's Art Walk in Portland on th, Staff

"Talk" piece with Deirdre Sulka-Meister, 31, who has worked as a professional mi, Amy Strong

"Shops Talk" piece in which Vanessa Sylvester, a former labor activist, talks wi, Vanessa Sylvester

"Edge" piece on a Portland visit by Francis Ford Coppola, owner of Niebaum-Coppo, David Szanto

"Edge" piece on Portland's Ultimate Frisbee league. Alex Pozzy, coordinator of, David Szanto

"Beat" piece previewing the Neil Diamond concert to be held at the Cumberland Co, Pete Tyler

"Prime Cut" piece on a performance by rock star Alice Cooper, which is being pre, Pete Tyler

Brief article on Matt Stultz, 24, a computer programmer by day and fire juggler, Hunter Tzovarras

"Political Crapshoot" piece on the Billion Dollar March, a public demonstration, Jim Verdolini

"Political Crapshoot" piece on the choices voters will face on Nov. 5 between th, Jim Verdolini

"Beat" piece on performances by "David Byron Ragsdale and the Johnnybots" and "T, Jason Wilkins

"Edge" piece on a local survey to determine if Portlanders would like to see a r, Jason Wilkins

Preview of a lecture by Monica Wood of Portland, author of "Secret Language" and, Jason Wilkins

Preview of a performance of "The Vagina Monologues," which is being presented at, Jason Wilkins

Preview of "Apidae (bedizened)," a dance, music and puppet show that is being pr, Jason Wilkins

Preview of a Portland High School Shakespeare Club production of "Romeo and Juli, Jason Wilkins

Preview of a Portland Stage Company production of "Food Chain," which is being p, Jason Wilkins

Preview of "Ere Movement," an exhibition of paintings by Amy Stacey Curtis that, Jason Wilkins

Preview of "Rapt: A Moving Celebration of Reading, Romance, and Razzmatzz," a s, Jason Wilkins

Preview of "Words & Images 2002," a University of Southern Maine literary public, Jason Wilkins

"Stage" piece on a Maine State Music Theatre production of "She Loves Me," which, Jason Wilkins

"Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of Tony Award-winning playw, Jason Wilkins

"Edge" piece on the Eastern Wrestling Alliance (EWA). Based in Portland, the EW, John Wolfson

Submissions from 2001

Casco Bay Weekly Summer Guide 2001, a guide to Central and Southern Maine's summ

Categorized list of volunteer opportunities throughout Maine.

"Center Stage" piece on a Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance's Main

"Center Stage" piece on a Children's Theatre of Maine production of Rudyard Kipl

"Center Stage" piece on a Children's Theatre of Maine production of "The Little

"Center Stage" piece on A Company of Girls production of playwright Joan Sand's

"Center Stage" piece on "A Different Embassy Players Christmas," which is being

"Center Stage" piece on a Lyric Music Theater production of "Gypsy," which is be

"Center Stage" piece on a Mad Horse Theatre Company production of playwright Bra

"Center Stage" piece on a Maine State Music Theatre production of "The Scarlet P

"Center Stage" piece on a Maine Summer Dramatic Institute production of William

"Center Stage" piece on a Moscow Festival Ballet production of "Giselle," which

"Center Stage" piece on an Out of Cake production of "Winter Light," which is be

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by choreographers Carol Somers of Boston a

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by comedian Bob Marley, which is being pre

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by comedian Steven Wright, which is being

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by dancer Clyde Evans Jr., which is being

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by mime/dancer Karen Hurli Montanaro, whic

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by Stevie "The Regurgitator" Starr, which

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by the flamenco group Noche Flamenca, whic

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by the improvisational comedy troupe "Inst

"Center Stage" piece on a performance by the improvisational comedy troupe Insta

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Opera Repertory Theatre production of "Marria

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Players' production of "and the World Goes 'R

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Players' production of "Something's Afoot," w

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of "Betrayal," which

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

"Center Stage" piece on a Portland Stage Company production of "The Compleat Wor

"Center Stage" piece on a Quinn family production of their original musical "The

"Center Stage" piece on a reading by author Jim Carroll, which is being presente

"Center Stage" piece on a reading of Jim Morrison's poetry by Peaks Island resid

"Center Stage" piece on a Reindeer Theatre Company production of "Caliope's Gift

"Center Stage" piece on a Theater at Monmouth production of "Henry IV, Parts One