Monday, September 27, 2021

Union accuses Portland Museum of Art of unfair labor practices

Almost two dozen Maine artists are speaking up in support of a union organizing effort at the Portland Museum of Art that is dragging...

171-unit apartment building approved in Bayside

The Planning Board has approved a 171-unit apartment building in Portland's Bayside neighborhood. While the project was unanimously approved by the board, some neighbors still...

Vaccination campaign targets hesitant Mainers via social media

With Mainers 16 and older set to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine next month, a statewide social media campaign is working to convince...
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Nearly 2 dozen candidates earn Portland Charter Commission ballot

More than 20 candidates will be on the June 8 ballot for nine seats on Portland’s upcoming Charter Commission. At least 22 people will vie...

Delayed recovery: More people at risk as drug detox options shrink

For Mainers seeking recovery from addiction, the past pandemic year has compounded the challenges of finding timely, affordable, and effective treatment. And with Milestone Recovery...

City councilor slams Portland progressive leaders for not understanding bias against Asians

After the shooting deaths of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were of Asian descent, a Portland city councilor has called out what...

Art-covered Little Free Library stands up to hate

When State Street resident Addy Smith-Reiman installed a Little Free Library in her front yard three years ago, she never imagined the journey it...
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Proposed Portland school budget requires 6.3% tax increase

Superintendent of Schools Xavier Botana has proposed a $125.8 million school budget for fiscal year 2022, which aims to promote more equity in the...

Portland fund for affordable housing enjoys only occasional use

Portland's recently renamed Jill Duson Housing Trust Fund was created in the early 2000s with the goal of increasing access to rental and homeownership...

Statehouse Report: Legislators, Maine Medical Center trade barbs on union drive

Nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland will begin voting March 29 by mail-in ballot on whether to unionize – the state’s most closely...