Youth & Family Outreach

Portland day care providers face crisis with little help from state

Schools across the nation resume classes this week, and many have spent the past month reconfiguring their reopening plans to account for the recent...
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Portland police make arrest, continue to investigate shootings

Portland police arrested a 17-year-old male last week in connection with a shooting in Bayside. Police said a 34-year-old man had serious injuries after being...
Ben St. Jeanne

Chef steers his way to recovery in Big Bad Food Truck

To the average pedestrian on the Eastern Promenade, The Big Bad Food Truck and its barbecue aroma might easily blend in with the dozens...
Jon Jennings

Charter uncertainty adds complication as Portland City Council weighs replacing Jennings

Despite some concerns about what may be proposed by the Charter Commission, city councilors Monday generally agreed to begin the search for a new...

Disconnect: Little is clear-cut about fate of CMP and its energy corridor

Central Maine Power Co., Maine’s leading electric utility for more than a century, is facing its greatest challenges ever – or at least since...
Jodi Freedman and Dr. Nirav Shah

Making Portland Work: Better late than never for Portland nurse Jodi Freedman

Jodi Freedman never thought she'd become a nurse.  “It’s a great story,” she recently said with a laugh. “I’m 53 now, and about 14 years...

Portland Charter Commission belatedly gets its budget

A planned private meeting of four charter commissioners and City Manager Jon Jennings – which a freedom of information advocate said appeared to be...
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‘A real odor to it:’ Budget, public meeting rules pose questions for Portland Charter...

Portland charter commissioners have been discussing their budget since they first met in late June.  The details are still murky, and several commissioners plan to...

Ex-councilor enters race for Portland City Council seat

A well-known former city councilor and state representative is attempting a political comeback as a candidate for the Portland City Council District 2 seat.  Jon...

Cushing Island pesticide proposal on hold after rebuke by Portland panel

A proposal to apply pesticides to invasive plant species on Cushing Island was put on hold Monday when a waiver request was delayed pending...