Friday, January 28, 2022
Dory Waxman

With deadlines approaching, Portland Charter Commission may need more time

On a night when most of the discussion was about dueling leadership models for city government, Charter Commission members also acknowledged that time is...
Pious Ali

Pious Ali’s ascent in Portland ‘was bound to happen’

Pious Ali spends a lot of time in coffee shops. The irony is that he barely drinks coffee. In an interview last weekend, the two-term...
Portland Pier

Storm surge an indicator of flood challenge facing Portland, other coastal communities

An average high tide combined with strong winds from a winter storm led to flooding that topped tide barriers and left Portland waterfront condos...
First Parish Church

Limited staff, bitter cold, surging virus put Portland shelters in ‘crisis state’

Portland’s overburdened emergency shelter services are no longer adequate for supporting the number of people seeking assistance. Kristen Dow, the city’s Health and Human Services...
Sumit Sharma

Portland brothers brew a beer for Indian food, and to address diversity

It's hard to call today’s craft beer scene lacking, especially in Maine. Everywhere you turn there’s some kind of craft or local beer staring...
Deering and Portland high schools

Portland seeks state waiver to make consolidated high school possible

Portland Public Schools is in the early stages of developing a proposal to secure a new method of state funding for the potential consolidation...
155 Sheridan St., Portland

Condo project seeks Portland’s OK to encroach beneath Munjoy Hill park

Developers of a 19-unit condominium building planned on Munjoy Hill hope to eliminate several months of noisy, earth-shaking work by avoiding one of the...
Peter Bissell at Bissell Brothers

Serving up cautious optimism: Hospitality businesses make employee health, safety a key ingredient

Despite surging coronavirus cases, record hospitalizations, and shortages of everything from COVID-19 tests to cream cheese, Peter Bissell is surprisingly upbeat about the prognosis...
Payson Park EV charging station

Portland making slow progress a year after adopting climate action plan

Although Portland's climate action plan is off to a slow start, officials say there is a tangible sign of its progress: the increasing number...
Bridget Rauscher

Portland constable hopes to avoid confrontations over mask mandate

As part of Portland's new, renewable 30-day mask mandate, the city appointed an existing employee to serve as a constable to help enforce the...