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Teacher vaccinations won’t speed return to Portland classrooms

Although teachers are now prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Portland School Department does not expect to bring high school upperclassmen for more in-person learning...

Pandemic has forced Portland-area religious institutions to adapt

Rabbi Carolyn Braun of Temple Beth El in Portland has been reflecting on what she has learned as Maine's response to the coronavirus pandemic...

A year of living dangerously

Being a teacher, Caroline St. Pierre said, was never something she expected to do. But in the past year, the Portland Fire Department lieutenant...

2 Portland councilors back change in city’s needle exchange program

Two Portland city councilors want to see the city shift away from its current needle exchange program and embrace a less restrictive approach. City Councilors...
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Portland Charter Commission draws interest from more than 2 dozen potential candidates

With just over two weeks left before the filing deadline, 26 Portland residents have taken out nomination papers to possibly run for the upcoming Charter...

Statehouse Report: Maine legislators return to work amid continuing uncertainty

The Maine Legislature returns to session this week for the first time since opening day back in December. The pace of legislation seems glacial,...

Portland marijuana retailers in limbo as city licensing process drags on

Despite Portland's intention to approve three dozen recreational marijuana businesses last October, city officials still haven't issued any licenses. “They have one year from the...

Making Portland Work: Erin King helps make space for grief

Grieving the death of a loved one is common. But few of us are able to manage or understand the many emotions of grief...

Failing grade: High school students, parents dissatisfied with Portland plan for in-person learning

Dozens of Portland’s high school students and their parents are pushing for the district to allow sophomores, juniors, and seniors to return to in-person...

Madagascar can wait for Miss Maine

If you asked Carolyn Brady a year ago where she would be right now, she would have said Madagascar. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Brady,...