Failing grade: High school students, parents dissatisfied with Portland plan for in-person learning

Dozens of Portland’s high school students and their parents are pushing for the district to allow sophomores, juniors, and seniors to return to in-person...

Madagascar can wait for Miss Maine

If you asked Carolyn Brady a year ago where she would be right now, she would have said Madagascar. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Brady,...

Dispute lingers between neighbors, city, and Jewish outreach group 

The single-family house at the end of Pomeroy Street in Portland's Rosemont neighborhood doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. It’s bigger than many of its...

Citing cleaner parks, Portland defends needle exchange limit

A week after members of the public spoke against the city’s one-to-one needle exchange plan, City Manager Jon Jennings defended the program Monday, telling...

Portland’s ‘Urban Oasis’ is on the market for $600K

The Seattle resident who last month won a fully furnished Portland home through HGTV’s 2020 Urban Oasis sweepstakes has put the house up for...

Portland bike-share program could launch by summer 2022

After a couple of failed attempts over the past few years, Portland is working on a new plan for a bike-share program. Bruce Hyman, transportation...

Portland council gives new life to proposed Munjoy Hill Historic District

The Portland City Council Monday night narrowly agreed to reconsider the creation of a Munjoy Hill Historic District, just three weeks after councilors rejected...

Square shooter

C.J. Opperthauser sees great potential when he looks at Congress Square Park. Opperthauser, the new executive director of the nonprofit Friends of Congress Square Park,...

Portland thrift shops in good shape thanks to ‘quarantine clean-out frenzy’

As the coronavirus pandemic has dragged on, dressing up in business casual attire and heading to the office has for many become a distant...

Portland’s Exchange Street not likely to be closed to vehicles

Portland plans to keep Exchange Street open to traffic this year after allowing only pedestrians last summer so restaurants and businesses could operate outside...