Portland City Council limits, but doesn’t ban, rental housing application fees

In a compromise move, the Portland City Council agreed to limit rental fees for apartments in the city rather than agreeing to an outright...

City Council appoints 3 to Portland Charter Commission; election date remains up in the...

Portland city councilors on Monday unanimously approved three appointees to the upcoming Charter Commission. The appointees, nominated by an ad hoc committee that spent about...

‘A disaster waiting to happen’

Everything about Portland’s Preble Street Resource Center seems different now. The usually bustling hallways and kitchens are quieter, with fewer people coming and going. And...

Statehouse Report: The Maine Legislature’s theatrics of the absurd 

The Kabuki theater that’s come to characterize Maine’s legislative debates produced another noisy failure last week, apparently ending any chance of lawmakers calling themselves...

Portland schools may reopen with combination of classroom, remote learning

Portland Superintendent of Schools Xavier Botana on Monday recommended a hybrid model for the reopening of schools in September, with students receiving a combination...

Portland planners prepare to vote on Munjoy Hill Historic District

The debate is continuing as the Portland Planning Board approaches a vote on whether to recommend a new historic district in one of the...

Maine prison inmates join effort to produce COVID-19 protective equipment

Maine prison inmates have been working long hours to supply organizations and state agencies with cloth masks and other non-medical personal protective equipment in...

‘We do our best’

Protests outside Portland City Hall show no sign of abating as the dog days of summer tick by on the calendar. People living in tents...

Portland City Council bans use of facial recognition technology

After nearly a year of discussions and delays, Portland city councilors on Monday night approved a prohibition on the use of facial recognition technology. The...

Port City Music Hall: A requiem

As will (unfortunately) become commonplace, another music venue in Maine has hosted its last show, thanks to COVID-19 and the inability to host crowds:...