Postal Service persists through an unprecedented election season

Five days a week, U.S. Postal Service carrier Josiah Morse arrives at the Forest Avenue post office at 6:30 a.m. to assess his route...

Portland schools probe dozens of sexual harassment complaints against staff while developing new policy

Portland Public Schools has adopted what officials are calling a total rewrite of its sexual harassment policy, following complaints from dozens of current and...

Portland, South Portland move closer to ‘One Climate Future’

Portland city councilors seemed receptive Monday to a plan that would dramatically cut the carbon footprint for the city and South Portland over the...

Learning alone: Isolation takes a toll on some Portland students

Portland High School senior Lydia Stein considered herself an overachiever back in March: a two-season athlete, a member of several clubs, and taking the...

Bayside residents, claiming history of neglect, oppose Preble Street plan

Good fences supposedly make good neighbors. But for some residents in Portland's Bayside neighborhood, even a plan that includes fences won't resolve their complaints...

Portland police review panel asserts its independence

The citizen review panel that has routinely approved Portland police investigations broke with tradition last week when it decided two cases were not thorough,...

Winter’s coming: How will Portland shelter its homeless?

As fall descends into winter, Portland will feel an even bigger crunch when it comes to housing the city’s homeless. On Oct. 25 the...

Portland racial equity panel hires facilitator

The public was unable to watch last week’s remote meeting of Portland's Racial Equity Steering Committee because a link was not provided on the...

Plan to renovate USM Portland campus continues to worry some neighbors

The University of Southern Maine sees the major renovation of its Portland campus as transforming it from a commuter hub to a residential student...

Jennings to leave job as Portland city manager in 2022

City Manager Jon Jennings, who became a lightning rod this summer for activists who claim the city isn't doing enough to root out systemic...