Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz is a news columnist for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. After 10 years as a city editor and assistant managing editor/sports for the Portland Newspapers, he began fulfilling his long-held desire to put aside the budgets and performance evaluations and returned to writing in 1995, with his three-times-a-week column.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 10:25am
Finally, It's a Purpose Both Sides Agree On
Saturday afternoon, right around the time "Occupy Wall Street" sprouted a seedling in the middle of downtown Portland, Pete "The Carpenter" Harring found himself drawn to the unfolding action in Monument Square. "I was thinking there might be a little bit of common ground," recalled Harring, founder of the Maine Tea Party/Maine Refounders, in an interview Tuesday. "That's why I went down there -- to see if there was at least something we could agree on, even though our political views might be completely opposite of each other."
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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 8:47am
Maine's Labor Murals: Latest LePage Order a Piece of Work
Back in November, long before he decided to hide from the media behind his own weekly television show, Gov. Paul LePage sat down along with his wife, Ann, to chat with WCSH-TV's Bill Green.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 9:17am
Maine Librarian's Pointed Budget Message Hits the Mark
Some might have looked at the long lines of people waiting to testify on Gov. Paul LePage's proposed budget and decided it wasn't worth it. After all, you can wait hours for your turn to speak. And when they finally do invite you up to the microphone, you get only three minutes.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 8:25am
Activist’s Personal Journey Stretches From Battlefield to Protest March
How does a soldier become a peace activist? For Charlie Clements, the answer lies somewhere between the lines of a 40-year-old military document that he keeps to this day. “It says I’m 10 percent mentally disabled,” Clements said with a smile last week. “My protest was quite a silent one in some ways – I went quietly into the night.” Clements, 64, is executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
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