Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Veranda Street Halloween decorations

A measure of normalcy returns for Halloween in Portland

In a sign of official optimism that things are continuing to head back to normal despite the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Mainers – and especially...
Falafel Time

Falafel Time adds another element to Forest Ave. dining diversity

Thinking back to a childhood spent working at his father's restaurant in Iraq, Qutaiba Hassoon said he never could have imagined owning his own business in...
Charter Commission departments committee meeting

Portland charter commissioners eager to revamp police oversight

Some members of Portland’s Charter Commission are poised to recommend revamping the city’s police review board. The commission’s three-member departments committee met Monday night to...
Brandon Mazer

City Council candidates raise nearly $60K in runup to election

The final round of campaign finance reports before the Nov. 2 city election reveal a continued fundraising advantage for Planning Board Chairman Brandon Mazer. The...
Portland Rising

‘Portland Rising,’ October 2021

The October 2021 edition of "Portland Rising," the monthly news, interview, arts, and entertainment show from the Portland Phoenix, puts the candidates for Portland...
Smaller Shelters lawn sign

Portland voters face 3 choices on size of new homeless shelters

Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked to decide whether the size of new homeless shelters in the city should be restricted – and...
Council candidates at Portland Media Center

Portland City Council district candidates differ on mayor-manager dynamic

With differing career paths and levels of experience, the candidates for two Portland City Council district seats have different opinions about the best path...
Seal of the city of portland

Portland council complies with court-ordered explanation of 2019 clean elections decision

The Portland City Council on Monday unanimously approved a court-ordered formal explanation for its 2019 decision against holding a voter referendum on a proposal...

Full Portland Charter Commission to reconvene next week

After several weeks of committee meetings, Portland’s full Charter Commission will reconvene on Oct 27. The commission, which is charged with creating recommendations to update the...
Candidates on "Portland Rising"

Shelter question divides 4 candidates for Portland city councilor-at-large

Four candidates with different experiences and perspectives on city governance are competing for a single at-large seat on the Portland City Council. The seat is...