With exception of minimum wage hike, Portland initiatives to take effect soon

After a third closed-door City Council discussion Monday night, Portland officials on Tuesday announced they will enact all but one of five recently approved...

Green New Deal leaves status of Portland school renovations uncertain

An ambitious elementary school renovation project approved by voters three years ago continues to be hobbled by funding challenges. Officials are working to understand how...

Statehouse Report: Six set sights on secretary of state’s office

Interest in the office of secretary of state has perhaps never been higher. Amid a nationally watched recount, Georgia’s Republican SoS faced down members...

Mercy Hospital project could add 400 apartments in Portland’s West End

Plans to redevelop the historic Mercy Hospital on State Street into hundreds of apartments are progressing, although neighborhood concerns about parking linger. The project would...

Portland councilors back Szanton plan for Douglass Street housing

Portland City Councilors on Monday night advanced a plan to sell city-owned property to developers for affordable housing projects, although it was not the...

Scholarship helps keep food truck dream alive for daughter of Cambodian immigrant

The first time Tina Nop was inspired to open a food truck in Portland, she was 16 years old. Nobody at City Hall knew...

Maine hospitals prepare for another COVID-19 surge

With cases of COVID-19 reaching new daily highs in Maine, hospitals are preparing for another surge in seriously ill patients. According to the Maine Center...

As drug deaths rise in Portland, calls grow for safe consumption sites

On the same night several people were asking the city to create what are known as safe consumption sites, the Portland Police Department announced...

Joe Biden’s Portland connection: Speechwriter Dan Cluchey is ‘exhausted and hopeful’ after the campaign

While the world’s eyes are now on President-elect Joe Biden, its ears have been hearing words written by a Portland-area native. Dan Cluchey, 34, has...

Attorney: Portland risks lawsuits over delay of emergency minimum wage hike

Advocates behind the slate of ballot questions Portland voters approved Nov. 3 hope to find a way around the City Council’s decision to delay...