Anti-racist action in Portland follows canceled Black Lives Matter protest

More than 100 anti-racist protesters gathered at Portland City Hall Saturday afternoon, Sept. 5, to protest police brutality, white-supremacist violence, and systemic racism.  Shortly after...

Police funding under scrutiny as Portland budget heads to council

As Portland's proposed $202 million municipal budget entered the final week of the committee process there were continuing calls from some residents to defund...

Portland police, ACLU disagree over action by officers caught on video

Portland police on Saturday defended the actions of officers who were videotaped calling possessions said to belong to unhoused people "trash" before kicking the...

Portland still undecided on Charter Commission election date

ACity Council decision on an election date for a new Charter Commission remained elusive Monday night. The commission, approved by voters in July, would have...

Court ruling, referendum add haze to Portland’s recreational marijuana plans

Despite legal confusion over Portland's plan to award licenses under a complicated points system, the city has accepted 38 retail marijuana business applications –...

Neighbors challenge cold storage proposal as unfit for Portland waterfront

More than 80 Portland residents signed a letter to the Planning Board opposing a cold storage facility proposed for the West Commercial Street waterfront,...

Income or safety: Portland restaurant workers face difficult choice

Walking through Portland’s Old Port on a Friday night it almost feels like any other summer. Wharf Street’s cobblestone paths host crowds of enthusiastic...

‘There will never, ever, ever be another Fort Gorges’

A mile off Portland's Eastern Promenade, the granite walls of Fort Gorges seemingly float on Casco Bay, as they have for the past 155...

Portland planners OK 2 projects with more than 100 affordable apartments

The Portland Planning Board approved two projects that will create more than 100 affordable apartments in the city. Both plans, one from Avesta Housing and one...

News Analysis: Energy titans battle over lucrative Maine market for renewables

After six cacophonous months, a referendum campaign to kill the Central Maine Power Co. transmission line that would carry Quebec hydropower to Massachusetts came...