Long-planned Portland Foreside project gets green light

A massive project to redevelop Portland's eastern waterfront, many years in the making and estimated to cost $250 million, received final approval last week...

Secondary trauma: A primary concern for law enforcement

The things that Sharon and Julio Carrillo did to their daughter, Marissa Kennedy, who died at their hands last year at the age of...

Guidelines for new Portland homeless shelter clear council hurdle

The Portland City Council adopted policy guidelines for establishing a low-barrier homeless shelter, paving the way for design of a mega-shelter in the Riverton...

Off-peninsula is Portland’s new peninsula

It’s Thursday night, the bar is packed, the dining room full, and customers are sipping local craft beers as regulars and people stopping in...

State House Report: Ambitious bill would remake Maine’s Indian claims settlement

The Legislature's Judiciary Committee in February is expected to hear an omnibus bill recommending sweeping changes to the relationship between Maine and its Indian...

Portland councilors weigh limits on public comment, other rule changes

ACity Council committee is recommending changes to how and when public comment is heard by the council and how items get placed on the...

Critics say Portland’s smart-city strategy is on the wrong path

Portland's proposed "smart city" innovations received a cool reception from residents who see the plans as too car centric. The proposals also drew criticism from...

Portland lands Northeastern University research center

Portland hopes to become a leader in technology-driven jobs following an announcement Monday by Northeastern University.   With a $100 million donation from tech entrepreneur David...

First Maine inmate to enroll in graduate school conducts groundbreaking research in prison

In 2008, 21-year-old Brandon Brown shot a man in Portland's Old Port. He was eventually convicted of attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault, and sentenced...

Portland roads, streets, sidewalks keep losing ground

More than two-thirds of the city’s roads and sidewalks are in only fair condition or worse, according to the Public Works Department, with a...