‘Portland Rising,’ February 2021

Here's the premiere, February 2021 edition of "Portland Rising," the monthly news, interview, and arts show from the Portland Phoenix. This month's guests are Rose...

Let it snow: Pandemic puts Portland in the mood to play outside

In a normal winter, Mainers trying to make it to spring can augment the usual assortment of indoor diversions – movies, plays, museums, galleries,...

Where do kids detox?

Dr. Jeffrey Aalberg remembered a case from about six months ago. A child, 14 or 15 years old, was coming into the Day One...

Portland schools fill interim posts at Remote Academy, Lyman Moore

Portland Public Schools administration is adjusting as the spread of COVID-19 continues to require remote learning. Jake Giessman, former assistant principal at Lyman Moore Middle...

COVID-19 outbreak at Barron Center puts Portland, residents on alert

The city-owned Barron Center on Brighton Avenue is now a focus of coronavirus attention in Portland after more than 100 cases of COVID-19 have...

Union: Portland Museum of Art layoffs ‘disgusting’

Several Portland Museum of Art employees have been laid off as a dispute between management and workers escalates over a unionization drive that began...

Portland nonprofit puts emphasis on refugees’ mental health

Many things changed in Abdullahi Ali’s life when he came to Maine after growing up for nearly two decades in Kenyan refugee camps. An unexpected...

Portland City Council narrowly rejects Munjoy Hill Historic District

In a decision that appeared to surprise some councilors Monday night, the Portland City Council narrowly rejected a proposal to establish a Munjoy Hill...

Portland seeks private funding for new homeless shelter

The Portland City Council is considering a plan that would include private funding for a new city homeless shelter on Riverside Street. The 200-bed, 24/7...

Portland defends needle exchange program restrictions

Portland is standing by a decision to remain an outlier among the state's needle exchange programs. City councilors and other city officials, who have used...