Statehouse Report: Mainers split the ticket

At first glance, the results of last week’s elections in Maine seem contradictory. Joe Biden ran well ahead of Hillary Clinton’s pace in 2016, winning...

Portland-area bookstores remain resilient during pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic that saw Amazon post its highest profit ever, local bookseller Clare Lygo had to get creative to continue...

Portland Museum of Art officials push back against union drive 

Management of the Portland Museum of Art is fighting an attempt by workers to organize a union. Organizers, who filed a petition in September...

Critics question market-rate housing proposed in West Bayside

Some neighbors are displeased with a 171-unit apartment building proposed for 52 Hanover St. in Portland, saying the plan lacks affordable housing. Applicant Tom Watson...

‘Boston North’: Harold Alfond Foundation bets big on ‘knowledge economy’ in Portland

When University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings looks down the slope from his office at Masterton Hall on the Portland campus, he sees...

On-again, off-again reopening leaves Portland bars ‘up against the wall’

Owners of most Portland bars and tasting rooms remained in limbo this week after Gov. Janet Mills indefinitely delayed the reopening of indoor service...

Portland’s racial equity panel seeks deadline extension

Citing a huge scope of work to accomplish in a short period of time, Portland’s Racial Equity Steering Committee will ask Mayor Kate Snyder...

Mayor hopes to streamline Portland campaign finance reporting

Following a revelation that some campaign finance reports weren't made public in a timely fashion, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder said she expects the city...

Portland City Council to conduct public hearing on first phase of land-use revisions

The Portland City Council will begin the final adoption process for the first phase of the city’s overhaul of its land-use policies, including rules...

Portland prepares for 3 dozen marijuana businesses

Although the scope of Portland's retail marijuana market won't be completely known until after a referendum vote next week, pot businesses got a positive...