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...

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...

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...

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...

Fund promises financial aid for members of marginalized Portland communities

The organization formerly known as Black Lives Matter Portland has launched a mutual aid fund open to city residents who need assistance. Black Portland Organizers...

Experts seek public’s help in documenting impact of rising seas

Spring in Portland is a cherished thing, when 50-degree days in March, though often a false positive, serve as hope for the upcoming warm...

News Analysis: Can the Clean Energy Corridor transmission line be unplugged?

Backers of a referendum challenge to the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line to Quebec that was ruled unconstitutional last year by the...