Making Portland Work: Pete Sueltenfuss keeps his focus on the Other Side

It’s a dreary, overcast Friday morning. Pete Sueltenfuss, owner of the three Other Side Diner and Deli locations in Portland, sits in the almost...

Portland Adult Ed finds a path through the pandemic

For Gail Burnett, who teaches English as a second language at Portland Adult Education, communication with her students was already sometimes difficult before the...

She ‘does her homework’: Portland School Board puts its faith in Emily Figdor

Emily Figdor never planned to run for office. But two years after being elected to represent District 2 on the Portland Board of Education, 46-year-old...

Portland panel to propose racial equity office, director

The ad-hoc Portland committee tasked with addressing issues of racial equality is preparing to ask the city to make its work a standing part...

Portland-region 911 failure has state’s attention

The state is awaiting results of an investigation into the cause of an unusual 911 outage during a storm that struck Monday night, Nov....

Portland immigrant advocacy group names Jalali executive director

The nonprofit Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center named Reza Jalali, a University of Southern Maine professor, as its new executive director. Jalali, a former refugee, previously...

Portland swears in new councilors, implements several ballot initiatives

During a City Council meeting where three new councilors were sworn in, City Manager Jon Jennings reviewed the city’s implementation plan for all or...

Wage lawsuit pits Portland Chamber, businesses against city, voters, workers

A judge is being asked to block the $18-per-hour emergency minimum wage approved last month by Portland voters. The lawsuit filed by the Portland Regional...

Portland doughnut shop seeks zone change to allow retail pot sales

A plan to redevelop part of the Tony’s Donuts property on outer Congress Street for other uses, including retail marijuana sales, will go before...

Artists hope their Portland mural brings attention to AIDS, isolation

The need to overcome the challenge of isolation has helped spur the work of two artists and their mural in honor of World AIDS...