Flood of volunteers keeps all Portland polling places open

Response to last week’s call from the City Council for more poll workers for the July 14 primary elections will allow the city to...

No tax increase if Portland school budget referendum passes

Portland residents will vote July 14 on a proposed school budget of $113.5 million that will not require any increase in taxes.  The budget proposal...

Maine consultant with D.C. connections signs on to work for Saudi Arabia

A prominent Maine political consultant and communications firm chief is working on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Crystal Canney, co-owner and CEO of...

House District 37 Democratic primary pits former Portland councilor against community organizer

The choice for Democrats in the House District 37 primary on July 14 is between a former Portland mayor and city councilor, and a...

Democrat Crockett faces challenger for 1st time in House District 43 primary

An incumbent Portland state representative faces a primary election challenger for the first time July 14 in a traditionally Democratic district. The Democratic primary in...

Portland music venue One Longfellow Square: Our backs are against the wall

In what could be a bellwether for the Portland music scene, One Longfellow Square put out a simple statement Monday: “Due to the COVID-19...

3 Democrats hope to succeed Moonen in House District 38

Three candidates – Michael Flaherty, Charles Skold, and Barbara Wood – are running for the Democratic Party nomination July 14 in Maine House District...

Portland issues last call for workers to keep polling places open

Portland is making a last-ditch effort to attract enough workers to keep all of the city's 11 polling stations open on July 14. City councilors...

Outside probe possible into clash between protesters, Portland police

While most Portland city councilors are expecting a review June 22 from the city manager of police interactions with protesters during a June 1...

Portland synagogue, Maine Jewish Museum seek donations to aid fire recovery

The Maine Jewish Museum and Etz Chaim synagogue are conducting a fundraising drive after damage from a fire at their shared 132-year-old Congress Street...