‘Urban Oasis’ or money pit? HGTV puts remodeled Portland home up for grabs

Thousands of people from around the country will be hoping to win a Portland house next month through HGTV’s annual Urban Oasis contest.  Each year,...

Rising costs force Portland to rethink renovations at elementary schools

Plans to renovate Longfellow, Presumpscot, and Reiche elementary schools have been cut back after ballooning construction costs left the Portland Public Schools short of...

Cautious optimism fuels operations at Portland International Jetport

After 30 years as a commercial airline pilot, Jim Farragher had to use a flight simulator this summer to reacquaint himself with flying a...

How do you like them apples? Maine orchards adapt to pandemic precautions

While summer in Maine looked entirely different for many businesses that rely on the seasonal boom, the fall harvest may provide more familiarity for...

Proposal for 90-bed Portland nursing home continues to frustrate neighbors

A proposed 90-bed nursing home off of Washington Avenue in Portland continued to receive strong resistance from neighborhood residents during a recent Planning Board...

Pandemic makes it a whole new game for Portland student-athletes

Students are adjusting to playing under a rigorous set of COVID-19 regulations as the fall sports season begins in some Portland public schools.  Deering High...

Portland Harbor dredging fails to receive federal grant

The cities of Portland and South Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission learned last week that their application for a federal grant to dredge...

Portland budget holds the line on taxes, but requires layoffs

With the city budget upended by the coronavirus pandemic, Portland city councilors on Monday night approved a spending plan that doesn't raise taxes but...

Pandemic takes toll on working mothers, Portland business that supports them

Heather Ashby opened her Congress Street coworking space, CoworkHERS, nearly three years ago and gradually made her vision of building a supportive, inclusive workspace...

Statehouse Report: Maine commission presents landmark ‘anti-racist agenda’

For the first time in six months, a half dozen cameras rolled and a dozen reporters listened outside the Statehouse Sept. 14 as the...