City offers drive-throughs as reward for new housing

Portland is experimenting with using zoning incentives to encourage the development of more housing in some neighborhoods. The city will allow certain types of...

Ken Curtis: Present meets past

Ken Curtis was born in Curtis Corner, a tiny hamlet in the small Androscoggin farming town of Leeds – “really just a railroad depot,”...

Portland, South Portland prepare for inevitable climate changes

While world leaders were meeting in Madrid to discuss cutting carbon emissions, students gathered for another climate strike on the steps of Portland City...

Justices weigh Maine health insurer’s claim of ACA ‘bait-and-switch’

One of Maine’s leading health insurers is hoping for a major victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case testing provisions of the...

City seeks day shelter space for new wave of asylum seekers

The city is struggling to help a large number of asylum seekers who have arrived from the southern border in recent weeks. Health and Human...

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...

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...