Portland City Hall in-person meetings so close, yet so far away

It was unclear how long it would be before anything, including government meetings, returned to normal when Portland enacted a state of emergency on...

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

While the coronavirus pandemic forced most Portland residents to stay home for the past year, the city’s rats were pushed out of their homes...

2 candidates end Portland Charter Commission campaigns

With just over a month left until the June 8 election, two candidates have dropped out of the crowded field for Portland’s upcoming Charter...

Statehouse Report: Little evidence of bipartisanship on the floor

After a month-long gap between sessions, the Maine Legislature creaked back into action at the Augusta Civic Center April 28, in a now-familiar scenario...

Find my weed? Portland business promises to deliver your ‘missing’ marijuana

In most cases when you lose something, you retrace your steps, try to remember the last place you had the missing item, and in...

Portland tries to allay concerns about social services consolidation

Mayor Kate Snyder said city staff is conducting outreach to abutters and neighbors after concerns were raised about the recent announcement that Portland plans...

More Portland Museum of Art employees eye unionization in wake of successful vote

Portland Museum of Art workers are waiting for the National Labor Relations Board to certify their newly formed bargaining unit this week before they...

Battle over South Portland tank emissions moves to Augusta

A nearly decade-long fight to regulate oil and fuel storage tank emissions in South Portland could advance to the state Legislature next week. State Rep....

Jennings’ budget proposal would reduce Portland property taxes

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings delivered a proposed $212 million budget for fiscal year 2022 to the City Council Monday night. If enacted, it would...

Portland City Council plans workshop on racial equity proposals

Portland City Councilors Monday night accepted the final report from the Racial Equity Steering Committee and agreed to hold a workshop to discuss the...