Portland schools prepare for hybrid reopening on Sept. 14

After about 12 hours of discussion over two nights, the Portland School Board unanimously approved a plan to restart school in a hybrid model...

All Portland City Council, School Board elections to be contested

There will be a crowded field in the Nov. 3 municipal elections after candidates for City Council and School Board turned in nomination papers...

‘Lack of authority’ spurs call for change on Portland police citizen review panel

Members of Portland Police Citizen Review Subcommittee want their panel to be granted more authority. At a meeting on Aug. 12 members said Portland’s model...

Call her division chief: Angela Calvo breaks another barrier in the Portland Fire Department

The firefighters on Engine 6 drove through downtown Portland and greeted a family and their young daughter as the truck approached a stop sign...

Divided Portland Planning Board backs Munjoy Hill Historic District

The Planning Board has backed the creation of a historic district in Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood, sending the measure to the City Council for...

Portland City Council contest could include Coyne, Dion

A pair of well-known former city officials could create a crowded field for election to the Portland City Council in District 5. Former sheriff, state...

Portland’s mobile medics reduce strain on 911 system

On a hot morning last week, a man checked in with medics at a table under a shade tent outside the Portland Exposition Building...

Portland planners begin weighing USM ‘transformation’

city planners want more information on what is being called a “transformational project” for the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.  The project, which would...

Questions linger over election date for Portland Charter Commission

The City Council has done its part in appointing the three members to the upcoming Charter Commission, but the question of how and when...

Portland city departments face cuts under ‘drastically different’ budget proposal

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings has proposed cutting 65 jobs and requiring virtually all departments to cut their budgets by at least 5 percent...