Portland declares moratorium on new shelters in Bayside

Portland city councilors on Monday enacted a temporary ban on new emergency shelters in the Bayside neighborhood. The 180-day moratorium passed 6-3, with Councilors Pious...

Pride flags fly throughout Maine, even as parade again falls victim to pandemic

Although the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of Portland’s Pride parade for the second year in a row, Mainers are flying flags in solidarity...

Progress remains elusive in Portland a year after racial justice protests

While a lot has changed in a world that is slowly emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not clear whether things have improved in...

Bicycling in Portland gets boost from repair stations, possible sharing system

Portland has taken two big steps to get residents out of their cars and onto bicycles.  The city's first public bike repair stations were installed...

People First PAC draws fire for spending on Portland Charter Commission election

An offshoot of the political group People First Portland reported spending more than $10,000 on next week's Charter Commission election, mostly in support of...

Power of the mayor likely to test Portland Charter Commission

As Portland voters choose nine Charter Commission members on June 8 – a decade after electing the first full-time mayor in nearly nine decades...

Be a tourist

Live concerts, downtown art strolls, and professional baseball games are among the signs that life is returning to normal this summer in Portland, thanks...

Portland planners OK plan for tallest building in Maine

Developers of what will be the tallest building in Maine said they plan to seek a building permit this week and break ground by...

Mask mandate may be gone, but many in Portland remain cautious

Something is different on the streets of Portland: People are shedding their masks.  And pretty soon, if not already, that fresh-faced approach will start to...

Women in Portland continue to be targets as overall crime declines

Despite a decline in the number of violent crimes in Portland last year, more women than men were victims of criminal violence in the...