Square shooter

C.J. Opperthauser sees great potential when he looks at Congress Square Park. Opperthauser, the new executive director of the nonprofit Friends of Congress Square Park,...

Portland thrift shops in good shape thanks to ‘quarantine clean-out frenzy’

As the coronavirus pandemic has dragged on, dressing up in business casual attire and heading to the office has for many become a distant...

Portland’s Exchange Street not likely to be closed to vehicles

Portland plans to keep Exchange Street open to traffic this year after allowing only pedestrians last summer so restaurants and businesses could operate outside...

Portland racial equity panel seeks new police oversight committee

The panel charged with addressing racial equity issues in Portland is recommending dissolving the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee and replacing it with a stronger...

Gloves off in union fight between nurses, Maine Medical Center

Maine’s biggest labor organizing battle in a generation is underway at Maine Medical Center, as the Maine State Nurses Association tries to convince more...

Portland planners approve campground business on House Island

A plan to turn part of a private Casco Bay island into a seasonal campground rental business was approved Feb. 9 by the Portland...

Portland, business owner in battle over beer  

If you ask Jeff Curran, all he ever wanted was to be able to brew and sell beer out of his Portland home. “It seemed...

Children’s Museum plans spring reawakening at Thompson’s Point

Despite a nearly year-long pandemic that has derailed projects around the world, the new Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is still set to open...

Pesticide application will limit use of Portland’s Deering Oaks

Despite calls from some members of the public to use less damaging methods, Portland officials are planning to spray pesticides in Deering Oaks Park...

Forum to discuss Portland school safety after SROs

Members of the public will have the opportunity next week to discuss how to promote safety in city schools now that school resource officers...