Mayor seeks citizen panel to address racism in Portland

Portland may establish a citizen-led steering committee to address systemic racism. Mayor Kate Snyder on Monday told the City Council she will propose a resolution...

Portland police review panel wants more citizen involvement

Portland's Police Citizen Review Subcommittee last week recommended adding a member of the public to the Police Department panel that reviews use-of-force incidents. The subcommittee...

Proponents say pandemic adds importance to new cold storage facility in Portland 

The Portland Planning Board is considering a site plan application for a long-anticipated cold storage facility that backers say has become even more important...

‘Wear a damn mask:’ Portland reminds businesses, customers to heed pandemic guidelines

Portland police paid special attention to Old Port revelers last Saturday night after viral social media posts showed people packed together on Wharf Street,...

Portland bakers rise to the challenge of racism

Sam Dunnigan baked for 11 hours straight on a recent Saturday as temperatures soared above 80 degrees in Portland.  How did she celebrate? By jumping...

Portland police explain response to June 1 protest

Portland police maintain they acted appropriately in response to a June 1 protest in the Old Port, and that “splinter groups” of protesters instigated...

Portland School Board poised to pull police officers from schools 

Whether police officers should be removed from two city high schools has come to the Portland School Board’s immediate attention, after the local Black...

Portland voters could launch overhaul of city government

Voters on July 14 will be asked whether to establish a new commission to recommend revisions to the City Charter, a move that could...

Business is anything but flat for Portland bike shops during pandemic

Doug Grosset was searching for the perfect bike for his 15-year-old son last month. If he went with the Salsa Timberjack with Shimano SLX components...

‘A win for everybody:’ Waterfront interests align on dredging of Portland Harbor

Portland, South Portland, and the Portland Harbor Commission submitted an application last month for a $24 million federal grant to help fund the dredging...