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Vesper Street, Portland

Portland council repeals redundant Munjoy Hill development restrictions

Despite objections from the city’s major historic preservation group, the Portland City Council on June 22 unanimously repealed the Munjoy Hill Conservation Overlay District,...
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Portland Charter Commission prepares final report

With just two meetings left before concluding their work, the Portland Charter Commission has finalized its proposal for changes in the city’s governance structure...
Heath Gorham

Portland officials say city is prepared to respond to active shooters

In the wake of the recent school mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Portland officials hope to reassure the public about how responders here would...
Federal Street

Loss of shelter plan draws attention to Portland’s Green New Deal

Portland officials are blaming the Green New Deal after the city's preferred location for a temporary emergency shelter for homeless individuals and asylum seekers...
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Portland School Board allocates $13K in aftermath of protests

The Portland School Board concluded the 2021-2022 school year by approving contingency funding in response to recent protests by middle school students. Students at Lincoln...
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Bike-share program prepares for Portland launch

Portland is poised to start a long-hoped-for bike-share program in July. Through the collaboration between the city and Tandem Mobility, a Michigan-based company with two...
Climate lobbyists

Climate warriors: Maine activists take their campaign to Congress

In the eyes of Adolphe Wakana, a native of Burundi, the effects of climate change in his home country are a strong indicator of...
"Woman Flying" by Katherine Bradford

‘Woman Flying:’ Maine artist Katherine Bradford is going like 60 at 80

Katherine Bradford is both one of the most respected artists in New York and a mainstay of the Maine art community. Any list of...
Roux campus concept

Roux zoning request troubles some Portland Planning Board members

The plan for the Roux Institute campus – a graduate-level program to be run by Northeastern University – made its first official appearance before...
David Lacy

Making Portland Work: David Lacy sets the bar behind the bar

Three nights midweek, David Lacy can be found behind the curved bar at Portland's acclaimed Fore Street restaurant. Or in the dining room after...