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That Ain't Right!

Comedian Tom Clark plays CL Thomas who talks about "Things Ain't Right."

Republican Forum at St. Joseph's College 2018

The Standish Republican Town Committee organized a GOP Gubernatorial Primary Forum, hosted by the Saint Joseph’s College Political Science Club at Saint Joseph’s College on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. The forum features all four candidates running for governor in 2018 - Shawn Moody, Mary Mayhew, Kenneth Fredette and Garrett Mason. Moderated by Matthew Gagnon of the Maine Heritage Policy Center.

Today River Valley - May 2018

Historical societies in Maine customarily collect large numbers of historical artifacts and even acquire buildings in which to house them. These collections are often culturally and historically valuable. But these groups, of which there are hundreds in the state, often depend on volunteers.

March for our Lives Rally - Portland - March 24-2018

One of the largest crowds in Portland City Hall's history gathered for the March for our Lives rally on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Smart Growth Mobility Project - Expanding Passenger Rail in Maine

This was an informational and feedback meeting at the Danville Junction Grange Hall.

Portland Indigenous Peoples Day - First Annual

A celebration of Portland's first Indigenous Peoples Day with a reading of the proclamation by City Councilor Pious Ali, a reading about Indigenous Peoples Day, a short film of Sherri Mitchell, a Penobscott Tribe member at the Common Ground, a panel discussion about Indigenous Peoples Day.

The Ghost of Paul Revere at the Brewster Mansion

On August 5, 2017 Sandy and Beverly Atkinsons 18 acre property in Buxton was the setting for a rousing performance from hometown favorites the Ghost of Paul Revere.

The Historic Marrett House in Standish

Elaine Bradbury leads a tour through the historic Marrett House, an 18th Century Greek Revival style home on Route 25 in Standish. Bradbury provides viewers with a better sense on what life was like for women living and working in the 19th Century.

Kristine Hoffman at the Wells Reserve Mather Auditorium

York County Audubon Program at the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve: Turtles by Kris Hoffman. University of Maine Postdoctoral Associate Kristine Hoffmann brings us a fun and fascinating night of turtle biology. She will discuss their natural history, behavior, unique values, and conservation, in an engaging presentation sure to be both instructive and entertaining.

Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation

Saint Joseph’s College Announces Launch of Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation with $4 million in Funding

Chief Polin Memorial Site Unveiling

Gathering at Fresh Water Farms, on a section of Portland Trails overlooking the Presumpscot, the Friends of the Presumpscot River honor their founding member, Michael Shaughnessy while also creating a memorial to Chief Polin. The Wabanaki Sagamore led the first documented dam protest in New England during the mid-1700s, advocating for fish passage to protect a vital food source for his people of the “dawn-land.”

Let Cuba Live - John Waller

John Waller, expert on Cuba from the Interreligious Foundation for community organization, Pastors for Peace, gives a talk in Brunswick to Let Cuba Live, a Maine committee in solidarity with Cuba.

Maine Climate Action Event 4-29-17

Thousands show up to The State House in Augusta to join in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands who marched in Washington DC. 1 million plus nationwide stood up in resistance against the corporate owned government's assault on our nation and planet's environment.

ACA Panel Discussion - Windham Public Library - April 11-2017

3 volunteers (Genevieve Pluhowski, retired lawyer, Steep Falls, Priscilla Payne, retired librarian, Windham, and Maurie Hill, retired pediatric nurse specialist, Standish) organized this panel discussion about Congressional Republican plans to do away with ObamaCare. The panelists include Dr. Jane Pringle, Dr. Linda Sanborn and Gordon Smith, Esq.

Maine Irish Heritage - St Patricks Day 2017

Historian/genealogist Matthew Jude Barker of the Maine Irish Heritage Center discusses the St. Patrick's Day tradition in Portland's West End. Barker also discusses the struggles the Irish had to overcome after migrating to America in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Durham Warrior Project - Maine Survival Challenge

This 20 minute documentary tells the story of the efforts of Bob and Peggy Crowley of South Portland, Maine, to start a program to help veterans and their families, as well as other worthwhile organizations and individuals.

Maine Made Movies - The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal documents the behind-the-scenes preparation of 4 performers, one week before their big show entitled "Inspired Voices." Each of these performers has received mental health support in their lives. Through performance, each person is able to publicly share their story of recovery and demonstrate the power of art to connect, heal, and inspire. This film captures remarkable talent and courage. It also explores the concept of mental health and illness - not as two mutually exclusive "diagnoses," but as a state of health that we all must develop and protect.

Maine Boats and Builders - Old Ways and New - Rebuilding the Dragger Roann at Newbert & Wallace

This presentation was given by Walter Ansel, Senior Shipwright at Mystic Seaport Museum. The talk was given at the Annual History Conference of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine on October 22, 2011. The title of the conference was: Maine Boats & Builders-Old Ways & New

Friendship Sloops

This presentation was given by Walter Ansel, Senior Shipwright at Mystic Seaport Museum. The talk was given at the Annual History Conference of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine on October 22, 2011. The title of the conference was: Maine Boats & Builders-Old Ways & New.

Best of Seaplane Fly-In Moosehead Lake

Watch seaplanes fly into Moosehead Lake during the International Seaplane Fly-Ins of 2002 and 2003.

Buxton Maine - An American Story

Buxton, originally known as Narragansett Number One, was one of the seven townships assigned to the soldiers who fought in King Philip's War in 1675. Eventually renamed Buxton, the town grew to become a major center of commerce in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Audrey Bechler Reflections

"Audrey Bechler Reflections" is a short film about Audrey Bechler and her paintings. Audrey talks about how she came to live in Waldoboro, Maine; her early years, struggles and breakthroughs as an artist; how nature influences her work and her interaction with the natural world.

Eliot and Saco Car Shows July 2016

Hit two car shows on July 30, 2016. Downtown Saco and Eliot Cruise night. Both events in Maine. The weather was perfect.

Commitment to Peace

The City of Portland and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, pastor at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, host a community gathering with various city, community and religious leaders to reflect on the lives that were lost following events in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas.

Shipwrecks of Moosehead Lake

A short documentary on the shipwrecks in Moosehead Lake

Biologist Geri Vistein - Author of I Am Coyote

Geri Vistein is a conservation biologist whose work focuses on Maine carnivores and our relationship with them. She is a terrific speaker whose informative program will better educate us on the role carnivores play in our ecosystem and help us become more knowledgeable about their ecology. You will discover connections that will leave you in awe. We should take away with a better understanding of the value of carnivores in the Maine landscape and gain in our ability to practice coexistence skills. Videotaped and edited by David Blais and Patrick Bonsant of Saco River Community TV.

Steve Luttrell April 2016

Steve talks about his new collection of poetry of Irish poets and his upcoming tour of Ireland.

Changing Maine 2016

The 22nd Annual Gathering of Changing Maine as a visioning session for 2050.

Greens March 2016

Working People Need their own Party - a Green Party discussion with Asher Platts.

Colin Woodward - American Character

Award winning journalist/author Colin Woodard discusses his fascinating new book (American Character) at the Portland Public Library. Mr. Woodard's illuminating presentation took place on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

First Congressional District Republican Fireside Chat

The York County Republican's hosted this issues based forum featuring James D. Libby and 1st Congressional District candidate Ande Smith. The event took place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Buxton Center Elementary School. Ande Smith is vying for the congressional seat currently held by Chellie Pingree.

Maine Families Network Symposium

On October 24, 2015 Maine Families Network hosted a symposium talking about the importance of raising children well.

Pownalborough 250th

Take a step back in time to 2010 when the people of Alna, Dresden and Wiscasset took an even bigger step back to look at the history of their beloved and not forgotten Pownalborough.

People to People

A look at food panties in Lincoln County, Maine.

Conversations with Ruth

Documentary about centenarian Ruth Gardner, artist and musician from Southport, Maine.

Wuzzup Classic - John Whalley

A profile of artist John Whalley of Nobleboro, Maine.

Climate Change and the Maine Economy

Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University talks about challenges and opportunities with regard to Climate Change and Maine's economy at Bowdoin College hosted by Envision Maine.

Light on Seniors - Frances Perkins

Michael Chaney, Executive Director of the Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle, Maine, talks about her legacy as a cabinet member of the FDR administration.

Housing Justice - A Talk by Craig Saddlemire - Portland Tenants Union

Craig Saddlemire, a filmmaker and former Lewiston, Maine city councilor speaking about housing justice and Lewiston's struggle against segregation and exploitation. Craig's presentation is followed by a moderated discussion.

A Case Against Common Core

Starting with this school year, 2013 to 2014, all Maine's public school classrooms must comply with the Common Core State Standards.

Bar Mills Memorial Bridge History

Brenton Hill of the Buxton - Hollis Historical provides viewers with wide ranging history of the bridges spanning the Saco River in the Buxton - Hollis area.

Preble Street - The Movie

The story of Preble Street, serving people who are homeless in greater Portland.

The Shakers - Hands to Work, Hearts to God

A historical documentary on an American religious sect which, at its height in 1840, included six thousand believers. Touches first on the Shaker's superficial identity as celibate chairmakers, then pursues their historical and social significance through the use of archival photos, paintings, live shots of landscapes and architecture, and on-camera interviews.

Moses Greenleaf - Maine's First Mapmaker

Historian, Holly Hurd gives a talk about Moses Greenleaf who is regarded as Maine's first mapmaker,among other professions. This program is a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.

On the Job - Women Launching a New Tradition

Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII.

George Neptune - Native American culture and basket making in Maine

This is a program that was recorded at the Alfred Shaker Museum by Saco River Community Television in Hollis in cooperation with the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society. The presentation about early Native American culture and basket making in Maine is given by Native American Educator George Neptune.

South Portland Economic Development

South Portland Economic Development Community Workshop - October 01, 2015

A Talk by Nina Roth-Wells - Painting Conservator

Painting conservator Nina Roth-Wells of Georgetown, Maine describes the process she used to clean and conserve a winter-scape painting on the back panel of a vintage sleigh. The sleigh was originally owned by the Libby family and now resides at the Skyline Farm Carriage & Sleigh Museum in North Yarmouth, Maine.

Window on History - Voices of Belfast Past

This program which was presented by the Belfast Historical Society and Museum features interviews with two long time residents of Belfast. Captain Bill Abbott was a Penobscot bay pilot for many years. Harold Jones has seen many changes during his long life in Belfast Maine.

Sustain Southern Maine Workshop

The South Portland Planning Department and Sustain Southern Maine held a public workshop on May 9th at the Planning office to discuss South Portland as the first in a series of ten "Pilot Centers" in Southern Maine.

Pride Portland Parade 2015

Follow the Pride Portland Parade on June 20, 2015 from the judges' seats.

Town Hall Meeting on Iraq

Excerpts from a three and a half hour public town hall meeting on the Occupation of Iraq in 2006, which was sponsored by 45 religious and citizens groups from throughout Maine. Though invited, Maine's senators, congressmen and governor chose not to attend.

Job Show 1 Jane Parrish

Useful job interviewing tips from employment consultant Jane Parrish.

Here Bullet - War Poems

Brian Turner, author of "Here, Bullet," reads at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, November 29, 2005. Brian recently returned from Iraq.

Woolwich Town Clock

Oral history of how Woolwich, Maine got their town clock

South Portland Shipyard Society

Tribute to the 30,000 men and women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII building Liberty Ships.

Remarkable Shipwrecks of New England

Maine historian, Jon Johansen provides a fascinating look at the many nautical accidents and lives lost in those mishaps during his presentation for the Belfast Historical Society and Museum.

State of Maine Training Ship

The Mark and Tim Show visit and take a tour of the Maine Maritime Academy training ship, the "State of Maine", docked in Castine,Maine.

Harvesters of the Sea

The history of the Algin Corporation located in Rockland, Maine and the development of a unique and indispensable food ingredient manufactured from seaweed called carrageenan

A Closer Look at Malaga Island

Jane Arbuckle and Amanda Devine from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust recount the history of Malaga Island, which was once home to an interracial community in the early 1900s. The forcible eviction of all residents of the island due to prejudice and greed of the privileged powers-that-be at that time, including then Governor Frederick W. Plaisted,remains a stain in Maine history.

May Sarton - She Knew a Phoenix

Interview with poet,May Sarton at her home.

Maine Made Automobiles

Car expert, Richard Fraser delivers a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation on automobiles and other vehicles built in Maine.

Window on History - Belfast's Civil War Flag Quilt

This program follows the story of Belfast's historic quilt as told by Megan Pinette, of Belfast Historical Society and Pam Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum.

Smokey McKeen--Folklorist

Smokey McKeen is a folklorist who has been gathering the stories of people from Waldo County, Maine for decades. He gave a talk at Belfast Senior Collegewhere he recounts some of these stories.

Complete Spannochia Symposium 2010

Italian farmers, cooks, food conservationists and others come to Maine as part of a symposium on food, landscape, and community in Tuscany and New England.

The South End

Author Sandra Sylvester based her novel on the people and places she experienced while growing up in the south end of Rockland,Maine in the 1950s

Defending the Crown

A game warden and his dog protect the state's most important and loveable animal from poachers and urban sprawl.

Belfast Curling Club

The Belfast Curling Club is the only curling club in Maine. We learn about the sport from Mark and Tim. Mark learns curling can be fun with instructions from Tim.

Trucking in Iraq

1st Cavalry Division truck driver Brian Clement, from Gardner, Maine, relates his experiences in Iraq from March 2004 to March 2005; illustrated with personal video segments filmed in Iraq.

Fisherman's Tales - David Black

David Black has been fishing along the coast of Maine for over 38 years. This is an interview with David, who shares memories and opinions about fishing.

Traditional Shaker Cooking

Sister Frances Carr of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society on Shaker herbs and other food products. Afterward, three other Shakers field questions from the audience on various subjects about life in the Shaker community.

The John Grant Era

For 50 years the Grant family ran the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine which celebrated its 100th anniversary in April, 2012. This documentary takes a look back at the history of movies and the Grant family.

Vickie Show Episode III Green Hand Bookstore

Michelle Souliere discusses her love of books and the everyday challenges of running a small, independent bookstore.

Bartlett Adams - Stone Cutter

Ron Romano, Spirits Alive tour guide, gives a Power Point presentation of gravestone carvings done by Bartlett Adams and his associates in the early 1800s in the Greater Portland, Maine area.

The Yankee Story

Promotional film for the Yankee network from 1956, a network of radio stations in New England with excellent shots of radio production and radio broadcasting.

SHAMELESS - The Musical

What happens when gay rights and the religious right collide? A musical, of course! SHAMELESS is an all-new pop/comedy confection that combines real heart, real family values, and songs with titles like "Thank God For Sodomy." Written by Naked In Portland scribe Jason Wilkins and directed by Mad Horse Associate Artistic Director Peter Brown, this show is recommended for people of all persuasions who enjoy music, laughter and/or sex.

Alicia Garza-Black Lives Matter-USM-Part 1

Alicia Garza, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaks at the University of Southern Maine.

Alicia Garza-Black Lives Matter-USM-Part 2

Alicia Garza, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaks at the University of Southern Maine.

Katahdin Rampage 2012

An ascent up Maine's tallest peak in Baxter State Park. March, 10-12th, 2012.

incredibleMAINE - Lobster Boat

Find out what it's like to be a Maine lobster man.

Maine Lessons

November 18, 2010, Portland, ME: Introduction to the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Maine Clean Election Law. This REV of the TEDxSanAntonio speech includes a spin about it, and its importance.

2014 Belfast Poetry Festival

This was part of the Poetry and Performance Showcase that took place at the 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival. The event took place on October 17th at the American Legion Hall in Belfast.

Growing Up Bowdoinham

Growing Up Bowdoinham is a 50-minute documentary film by Jeff Fischer about childhood in Bowdoinham, as told in interviews of 16 people, ages 9 to 97.

Nik Manousos Flying around New Hampshire and Maine

Taking off from Portsmouth, NH and landing in Wiscasset Maine.

Chumps and Chubs

A home movie about fishing in Maine.

The Maine Mural Play

The play, written by Kathleen R. Harris, runs just over 30 minutes. John Newton conducts after performance interviews. The play is performed by students.

Allagash Wilderness Waterways

Topics covered in this AWW video series include, planning for your trip, fishing, history, AWW geography, safety, leave no trace ethics and winter use.