Pedestrian paths coming with approval of Portland VA health clinic

West Commercial Street may become more pedestrian-friendly next year, with a new pathway and improved connections to the West End neighborhood, after the Planning...

Portland councilors approve procedure for retail marijuana licenses

After several months of delays and discussion, Portland city councilors on Monday night approved a marijuana business ordinance. Councilors voted 8-1 for the licensing ordinance...

City seeks more cuts to proposed Portland school budget 

The Portland School Board Finance Committee is recommending renegotiation of teacher and other staff contracts to reduce the proposed school budget without having to...

‘Styles for miles:’ RemEmbering Maine street artist, hip-hop pillar Matt Caron

Maine has long been associated with celebrated artists, from Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper, Katherine Porter, and Marsden Hartley.   However, that an artist was celebrated...

Takin’ it to the streets: Portland OKs plan for expanded outdoor dining and sales...

In a move that received strong support from business owners, Portland's City Council voted Monday to close several downtown streets for five months to...

Portland school’s Spanish immersion program succeeds while language education could be cut

Lyseth Elementary School was named the elementary school of the year by the Spanish Embassy’s Ministry of Education for its Spanish immersion program, the...

Tips for caring, helping, getting by

Here are resources and creative ideas to help others, and yourself, during this time of coronavirus-induced uncertainty and boredom.  • Even in the pandemic, United...

Painting the town: Tessa Greene O’Brien and Will Sears make their marks on Portland

Tessa Greene O’Brien and Will Sears are a young artist couple making their marks on Portland. You may not know their names, but you...

Portland City Council committee backs TIF for Parkside condominiums

Portland's Economic Development Committee recommended the City Council approve tax increment financing and credit enhancement agreements for a proposed affordable condominium development in the Parkside...

We all want the same things: Well-known Mainers look forward to life after quarantine

An end is in sight to what has been a long spring for people across Maine. As the economy slowly reopens after the shutdown caused...