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Rain and related concerns further delay Back Cove construction projects

Residents will now wait longer than anticipated for the reopening of Baxter Boulevard as additional delays plague sewer outflow construction projects along Portland’s Back...
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Former councilor Costa joins race for Portland mayor

Former City Councilor Justin Costa announced his mayoral run for 2023 on Monday, joining current city councilors Andrew Zarro and Mark Dion, and Dylan...
Portland Police Headquarters

Portland approves 14.5 percent wage hike for city police

Portland’s City Council voted to approve a 14.5 percent wage increase for members of the city’s police department, which passed on a 6-3 vote.  Councilor...
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Marcelo Mayer is the biggest Red Sox prospect to hit Portland in a decade....

A few weeks ago, on a Portland Sea Dogs off day, 20-year-old Marcelo Mayer traveled down from Maine to Fenway Park.  As he tells it,...
A sign advertising an apartment for rent on Forest Avenue in Portland, where the City Council has capped the application fee landlords can charge prospective tenants.

Portland voters to consider proposal to expand exemptions to rent control law

Another proposal to roll back newly adopted rent control policies will once again go before voters in November. This one, a proposal to exclude...

Tim Ferrell, longtime Maine comedy guru, is re-growing the scene

Despite what some think, being funny is actually coachable. But Tim Ferrell doesn’t want you to know that. The longtime Portland comic, comedy instructor and...

Some wins, some losses as busy Legislative session ends

A chaotic legislative session that struggled through a near-record number of bills — 2,019 so far — is ending on a similar note. After...
Wills Dowd, a white man in a plaid shirt and baseball cap, stands in front of the brick Old Port Tavern building in Portland's Old Port

Local restaurateur plans new identity for Old Port Tavern

A local restaurant owner has plans for a new operation at the site of the former Old Port Tavern, a Portland staple for over...

Thames Street development heads to Planning Board

The Planning Board was slated to host a workshop Tuesday night on a multi-tenant office on Thames Street. The workshop was scheduled after the...
A group of researchers and students from Friends of Casco Bay test the waters for microplastics in 2016

Researchers to test Casco Bay ‘forever chemicals’ to learn about ocean toxicity

Researchers will begin regularly testing local Casco Bay waters for the presence of PFAS in an effort to learn more about the presence of...