Portland budget holds the line on taxes, but requires layoffs

With the city budget upended by the coronavirus pandemic, Portland city councilors on Monday night approved a spending plan that doesn't raise taxes but...

Pandemic takes toll on working mothers, Portland business that supports them

Heather Ashby opened her Congress Street coworking space, CoworkHERS, nearly three years ago and gradually made her vision of building a supportive, inclusive workspace...

Statehouse Report: Maine commission presents landmark ‘anti-racist agenda’

For the first time in six months, a half dozen cameras rolled and a dozen reporters listened outside the Statehouse Sept. 14 as the...

Trail Sisters: Empowering women through group runs and camaraderie

Mari Balow is at home on the trails.  An avid trail runner who lives in Portland, Balow puts in solitary miles through the woods at...

Portland saves almost $4M by furloughing workers, even as City Hall reopens services

Portland officials estimate they have saved up to $150,000 a week by furloughing employees during the coronavirus pandemic. City Hall, meanwhile, remains mostly closed to...

Portland racial equity panel takes shape

Mayor Kate Snyder has announced the 13 people who will make up Portland's racial equity steering subcommittee. The City Council approved a resolution to form...

Portland Charter Commission unlikely to be elected before March

After an impromptu City Council discussion Sept. 14, it's likely the election of Charter Commission members won’t be held before next March. The commission, approved...

Portland planners OK Munjoy Hill project, continue cold storage discussions

After nearly eight months of workshops, the Portland Planning Board Sept.8 approved an updated proposal to build two six-unit apartment buildings on Munjoy Hill.  At...

Portland schools, teachers in sync on working conditions

As Portland students headed back to school on a hybrid schedule this week, the School Department and teachers union have agreed to a set...

Portland police review panel sees ‘history repeating itself’ as its recommendations get chilly response

Several members of the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee are questioning the response of Portland’s city manager to their desire for more participation in the...