Prison or profit center?

Lisa Goodine of Portland supports herself on Social Security and a part-time job as a cashier. She also sends what money she can to...

VA health clinic proposed for Portland’s western waterfront

AVeterans Health Administration outpatient clinic planned for the north side of West Commercial Street is on a fast track to open by the summer...

USM name change hits legislative roadblock

On Nov. 18, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees voted 10-2 to recommend that the University of Southern Maine, which includes campuses...

Redevelopment plan opens old wounds in Bayside

During her inauguration last week, Mayor Kate Snyder spoke about some of the challenges Portland faces, especially the lack of affordable housing.  The problem was...

Traffic, access top concerns about Portland Foreside project

Initial plans presented last week for redevelopment of the historic Portland Company complex on the eastern waterfront elicited concerns about traffic and accessibility from...

Paying to play

During the day, Evan Haines, Lucas Desmond, Dave Henault and Al Giusto have little in common. Haines labors for the Portland Water District, Desmond is...

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...