Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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Portland council ends state of emergency, hazard pay

On the same night it reinstated a citywide mask mandate, the Portland City Council ended the city’s pandemic state of emergency, which will return...

‘The reality on the ground has changed’: Portland council delays action on emergency

The Portland City Council Monday night postponed action that would have repealed the city’s pandemic state of emergency. Councilors will revisit the question on Jan....
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Portland Charter Commission’s preliminary proposals taking shape

The Portland Charter Commission next month will begin debating recommendations from its committees, which will include dramatically reducing the role of the city manager and redistributing...
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Maine’s Top 10: The best songs of 2021

Ranking and ordering art is of course a subjective affair, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to do. There’s nothing that forces you...
Kristin Leffler

Making Portland Work: Kristin Leffler takes a journalistic approach to teaching

Kristin Leffler always wanted to tell stories. Combining her interests – an affinity for journalism and a passion for working with young people –...
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Maine Public seeks height waiver for Commercial St. project in Portland

Plans for a new permanent home in Portland’s Old Port for one of Maine’s best-known media companies include public-facing space and a request for...

Portland city clerk to retire in July

Portland has another City Hall job to fill following the announcement Thursday that longtime City Clerk Katherine Jones will retire next year. Jones, who has...
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Portland City Council faces decision on state of emergency

The City Council is under pressure from several sides as Portland's state of emergency approaches its Dec. 20 expiration. With the coronavirus pandemic showing no...
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Homelessness, housing are Portland council priorities

The Portland City Council identified two continuing concerns – homelessness and affordable housing – as its biggest concerns for 2022. Councilors on Monday, Dec. 13, also...
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Community clinics help Maine, Portland bridge the vaccination gap

As the number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Maine hit consecutive all-time records last week, officials from Augusta to Washington, D.C., encouraged people to...