Dog owners bark about compromise leash law for Portland’s Baxter Woods

A conflict over dogs in Mayor Baxter Woods has flared up again, as a City Council committee considers a proposal to limit the time...

‘A punching bag for art’: The perennial debate over the Portland Museum of Art...

Prompted by artist complaints that they were being overlooked by the Portland Museum of Art, I recently visited the museum to see how many...

Wage increases, valuation expected to impact Portland budget

Preliminary city budget data for fiscal year 2021 projects a tax rate hike of at least 1.8 percent, or 42 cents, right out of...

City Council gets national perspective on homeless shelter model

City councilors heard from a national expert on homelessness in a workshop Monday in anticipation of a discussion and possible vote on shelter policy...

Challenges, controversy nothing new to UMS chancellor

When you ask people to describe Dannel Malloy – the new chancellor of the University of Maine System and the former two-term governor of...

Portland reaffirms commitment to fight human trafficking

Cary Stuart was homeless in Westbrook when she was picked up by a man offering her a bed and a modeling career in New...

Council delays decision on facial recognition ban

Portland's City Council Monday postponed action until June 15 on a proposed ban on facial recognition technology. Councilors planned to hold a workshop before that...

Portland developer wants the Old Port to grow up

The tallest building in the state could be built in Portland’s Old Port if city councilors approve a proposal to allow developers to build...

Task force optimistic about resolving Maine’s highway funding crisis

Lawmakers hoping to bridge the gap between available revenue and the cost of maintaining Maine’s roads and bridges suggest it’s possible they may finally...

Developer plans mixed-use wellness center on Stevens Avenue

Looking over a pool filled with a metal tangle of combination chair desks and other furniture at the former Maine Girls Academy building on...