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Is Your Company at Risk of a Data Breach From the Inside?
One in three reported data breaches involve an insider, and those breaches can cost as much as 20 percent of a company’s annual revenue.
November 2021

Get Ahead of a Hack: Why Cybersecurity Matters for Every Business
With pre-planning, updated security, regular backups, and IT pros on your side, hopefully your hack is a recoverable one.
October 2021
Make IT Run More Smoothly Every Day
Is your IT humming along, or is your team constantly accommodating IT that simply doesn’t work for you the way it should?
December 2021


Your health app thinks you might be pregnant
And advertisers really hope you are!
January 2022

Our anonymous data is not so anonymous
A few “anonymous” data points and boom – there you are. And you have a lot of “anonymous” data out there.
January 2022

Your private life made public
If Jeffrey Burrill’s anonymous data isn’t so anonymous, neither is yours or mine.
December 2021

Fit Maine

Peatland magic and carnivorous plants at 1-mile Orono Bog Boardwalk
Formed over hundreds or thousands of years, bogs are masters at trapping carbon, hoarding dead plants, and hanging on to the occasional three-thousand-year-old body.
July 2019

Hike Mt. Washington in the winter with Maine Alpine Guiding
We hiked Mount Washington on the rarest of days. Blue skies. Sunshine. A forever visibility hindered only by the curve of the Earth.
April 2020

Murderer’s Cave! Hiking trails and homicidal history at Thorne Head Preserve in Bath
We didn’t intend to go poking around inside the hideout of a murderer. That just sort of happened.
October 2019

Portland Press Herald

Burlesque is really taking off
The sexy shows win a whole new generation of fans, including here in Portland, where the scene is really hot.
March 2011
* Third Place NEAPNEA 2011 writing contest

‘I was just overwhelmed with pain’
His interaction with two of the Sept. 11 hijackers at Portland International Jetport has left Mike Tuohey a haunted man.
September 2011

Maine’s (hard) cider house gang
After letting it ferment for a suitable period, three young entrepreneurs have taken their idea to start a hard cider company and made it happen.
January 2012

Old Port Magazine

Lessons on the Rock
Sarah Fountain gains strength and finds community in rock climbing.
June 2016

Outside the Box
Candace Karu makes gains inside and outside the Crossfit gym.
July 2016

Maine Women Magazine

Katrina Venhuizen takes time to stop and spot the birds.
May 2017

Two makes a family
Tracy doesn’t have all the answers—like how Zoe will feel about how she came into this world, but she’s certain about some things. Her little girl is so, so loved.
December 2016

Designer Profile: Maria Wolff
Centuries have gone into Maria Wolff’s work. Her handcrafted jewelry is a culmination of traditional craftsmanship and modern design.
November 2016

Goodwill of Northern New England

AmeriCorps member Maggie helps student fight effects of poverty at two rural Maine schools
TREE staff work collaboratively to assess the needs of students and rise to meet them.
June 2020

Portland Phoenix

Into the great wide ocean
Mainers take to the Atlantic for cold-water swims all year long.
December 2020
* 2021 Maine Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest – Outdoors Story winner

Mellow waters, wildlife and Stephen King inspiration at Runaround Pond in Durham
Ponds are the keepers of calm-water memories. We remember the pond where we caught our first fish (technically, Grandpa caught it, but we helped) and the one where we still ice skate with friends every winter.
April 2020

Lighthouse and lore: Kayak to Wood Island to explore the grounds, wander through history
Wood Island Light has seen some things. Most lighthouses have. These stoic beacons of maritime safety keep watch on treacherous coastlines, which means they’ve witnessed their fair share of safe passages and awful wrecks over the centuries.
September 2021