Maine prison inmates join effort to produce COVID-19 protective equipment

Maine prison inmates have been working long hours to supply organizations and state agencies with cloth masks and other non-medical personal protective equipment in...

‘We do our best’

Protests outside Portland City Hall show no sign of abating as the dog days of summer tick by on the calendar. People living in tents...

Portland City Council bans use of facial recognition technology

After nearly a year of discussions and delays, Portland city councilors on Monday night approved a prohibition on the use of facial recognition technology. The...

Port City Music Hall: A requiem

As will (unfortunately) become commonplace, another music venue in Maine has hosted its last show, thanks to COVID-19 and the inability to host crowds:...

Partnership presents Cumberland Ave. housing project to Portland Planning Board

Portland planners were generally enthusiastic during a workshop last week on a proposal to construct 60 affordable rental apartments in the city’s Bayside neighborhood. The...

Portland closes City Hall, suspends Deering Oaks maintenance as encampments continue

Portland city councilors on Monday night indicated they view the encampments at City Hall and in Deering Oaks Park as separate issues and directed...

‘A habitual volunteer:’ Retiring Portland City Councilor Jill Duson reflects on a career of...

In December, longtime Portland City Councilor Jill Duson will experience something she hasn’t in more than two decades: free time. Duson, 67, will retire at...

Portland begins process of picking Charter Commission members

Despite pushback from some city residents, the Portland City Council on Monday night unanimously established an ad hoc committee to nominate appointees to a...

Governor denies clemency for groundbreaking inmate scholar

Gov. Janet Mills last week denied clemency for the first Maine prison inmate to earn a master’s degree while incarcerated.  Brandon Brown sought to have...

Commercial backlog delays some Maine COVID-19 test results

Despite the widespread availability of access to COVID-19 testing, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said some commercial testing sites are reporting...