The new face of Portland politics

The 30-year-old strategist behind Kate Snyder’s successful campaign for mayor – a self-described civic technology evangelist who can sometimes be seen sporting “Zoning Laws...

With inauguration, Portland council displays unprecedented diversity

Kate Snyder, the first woman elected by voters as mayor of Portland, was sworn in Monday, Dec. 2, taking the reins at a time...

Plan for Riverton homeless shelter faces more delays

Portland’s plan to build a full-service homeless shelter in the Riverton neighborhood hit yet another snag when councilors last week delayed a vote on...

City: Munjoy Hill property owners can expect revaluation shock

Munjoy Hill residents had their fears confirmed Monday night that construction of large condo buildings and an increase in high-priced seasonal residences are pushing...

After the Expo

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, Mimie Mobesha, a Congolese immigrant, welcomed a group of Congolese asylum seekers into her former storefront on Forest Avenue...

Board, police debate use of body cams in schools

A tense meeting of the Portland School Board last week was marked by the walkout of the city’s new police chief after a long...

Council declares climate emergency, puts ranked-choice voting expansion on ballot

Although they deferred action on several items, Portland city councilors unanimously backed a resolution on climate change that was supported by a large contingent...

Emptying the ‘pods’

Sometime during the 2020 legislative session, the future of the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland may be decided. It’s the last...

Vital signs in ‘A Dangerous New World’

On a day marked by our time’s usual cacophony – the United States’ formal announcement of withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and the...

Vermouth maker explodes (literally) on beverage scene

Drinking Drink ME Drink ME has been showing up on cocktail menus throughout Portland. During its Negroni Week, Central Provisions ran a Rhubarb Negroni with Hardshore Gin,...