Portland Foreside seeks unique pact with city to fund waterfront project

The developer of the former Portland Co. property on the eastern waterfront is asking the city for a complex tax reimbursement agreement to fund...

‘What are we?’: Freeport seeks new direction as brick-and-mortar retail fades

Any visitor walking around downtown Freeport can tell the town has seen better days. While nicely maintained buildings still line immaculate sidewalks, the brook still...

Portland Planning Board nears vote on Munjoy Hill Historic District

As large, modern condominiums replace older smaller buildings on Munjoy Hill, the Portland Planning Board is considering creating a historic district to better manage...

Vaccination debate: Maine voters get their say on Question 1

Maine voters on March 3 will decide the fate of a new state law that removed ‌philosophical‌ ‌and‌ ‌religious‌ ‌exemptions‌ ‌to‌ ‌vaccine‌ ‌mandates‌. A...

Statehouse Report: Senate leader proposes panel to guide affordable health care

Maine could get a new state Commission on Affordable Health Care if legislation proposed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, is enacted. The state...

Portland voters could add ranked-choice elections

Portland voters will decide March 3 if they want to extend ranked-choice voting beyond just the mayoral election to City Council and School Board...

Portland councilors will consider energy consortium, rule changes

The Portland City Council this week will discuss joining a group effort that could ultimately reduce the city’s annual energy spending by up to...

Statehouse Report: Legislators eye changes in juvenile corrections

Maine Corrections Commissioner Randall Liberty acknowledged last week that "not much good comes of juveniles and youth being incarcerated,” adding that such sentences “can...

Portland’s Riverton School to be renamed for civil rights leader Gerald Talbot

The crowded room at Casco Bay High School erupted into applause Feb. 4 when the Portland School Board voted unanimously to rename Riverton Elementary...

Portland offers Narcan training to combat opioid overdoses

As Maine continues in the grip of a deadly opioid crisis, Portland is distributing free Narcan, along with free training on how to administer...