Statehouse Report: Maine Legislature convenes a session unlike any other

The Maine Legislature is open for business this week, but not in a way that would have been recognizable in any previous session. The Statehouse...

After demolition, Portland railroad trestle still eyed as bridge to the future

From late November and through December, the horn from the Holiday Express train could be heard echoing across Portland's Eastern Promenade. The Holiday Express, operated...

Portland Museum of Art challenges potential union ballots

The Portland Museum of Art wants the National Labor Relations Board to disqualify about a third of museum employees from a vote on unionization. More...

Keep calm and tattoo on

While many business owners cross their fingers for prosperity in the year ahead, Rebeka Chase, co-owner of Brass & Briar Studios, is already booked...

2020 hindsight: Cautious optimism for the new year

It’s over. Finally. The year that no one could have predicted and certainly no one wanted, ended last week – although the tendrils of 2020,...

Portland extends outdoor dining allowance to early May

In its first meeting of 2021, the Portland City Council on Monday unanimously approved a second extension of an emergency order that will allow...

Portland clears Western Prom trees to remove invasives, restore view of Fore River

If you ask Jeff Tarling, a hundred-year view of the Western Promenade in Portland was restored just in time. Tarling, the city arborist and forest...

Portland students study, write, and make history

Two years ago, Portland High School student Lucy Howe decided to research women’s history for her Advanced Placement U.S. history class. She was surprised...

Despite pandemic, Portland area remains a haven for homeless pets

The coronavirus pandemic may have overburdened animal shelters around the world with strays and pets people can no longer care for, but in Maine,...

Portland Planning Board backs zone change for outer Congress Street

The city’s willingness to grant zoning changes was evident last week when the Planning Board recommended the City Council change a zone on outer...