Sunday, June 26, 2022
Michael Brennan

Former Portland mayor urges Charter Commission to temper proposed governance changes

Former Portland Mayor Michael Brennan last week told the Charter Commission he does not support its entire proposal to overhaul the division of power in...
Joe Hardy at Howie's Pub

Where everybody knows your name: Lessons learned in Portland’s neighborhood watering holes

A former convenience store on a busy street in Portland’s Oakdale neighborhood might not seem like the most obvious place for a new pub. But...
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$2M Portland budget shortfall may be offset with ARPA funding

Portland may make up a $2 million budget shortfall with American Rescue Plan Act funds. The city has approximately $13.2 million left of the federal...
Eastern Prom food trucks

Lottery will pick food trucks for coveted spots on Portland’s Eastern Prom

More than a dozen food trucks applied for 10 permits to operate this summer on Portland's Eastern Promenade, which means the city will hold...
Lauren Durell

Making Portland Work: Lauren Durell, bitten by the desire to help others

Going to the dentist is no fun for many, a sentiment shared by dental hygienist Lauren Durell of Portland. At 28, Durell said sitting...
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Democrats compete in a pair of Portland legislative primaries

Two Portland seats in the state Legislature have contested Democratic primaries this year. In state Senate District 27, former Portland City Councilor Jill Duson will...
Portland City Hall

Charter Commission eyes giving Portland City Council ability to fire mayor

After a lengthy discussion with the mayor and city administrator of Westbrook, Portland charter commissioners are considering proposing that the City Council have the...
Lyman Moore protest

Students’ voices heard, but Portland schools’ response to protests goes awry

Officials and parents hope to get answers no later than a June 7 Portland School Board workshop to questions raised in the aftermath of...
Ocean Voyager cruise ship

Do cruise ships fit into Portland’s sustainability plans?

Shoreside power is one of several methods being considered to reduce environmental impacts from cruise ships, but the jury is out on how it...
Portland Lobster Co.

Summer stumper: Will worker shortages thwart Portland businesses that rely on tourism?

The second Thursday of May is still very much a part of spring, but with temperatures reaching the 70s and tourists enjoying Portland’s Old...