Hospitality workers say Maine vaccination plan sacrifices their safety

As a Portland city councilor, Andrew Zarro has oversight in the city's day-to-day operations. But Zarro is also the owner of Congress Street coffee shop...

State investigating hate flyers found in Portland’s West End

Maine State Police and the attorney general’s office are investigating racist and anti-Semitic flyers posted on the property of a private club in Portland’s...

Portland racial equity panel considers ways to replace bail

With less than two months before its final report to the Portland City Council is due, the panel considering racial justice changes for the...

Making Portland Work: Photographer focuses on the social work in social media

Elle Darcy makes a living helping other people put their best foot forward online. But it would be impossible to know her whole story just...

Portland appoints Rent Board as landlord lawsuit looms

The City Council has unanimously appointed seven people to the city's new Rent Board, which will manage tenant protections and rent control. The board, created...
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‘Portland Rising,’ March 2021

Here's the March 2021 edition of "Portland Rising," the monthly news, interview, and arts show from the Portland Phoenix. This month, staff writer Elizabeth Clemente...

Portland’s overdue property revaluation slated for spring

Following a year-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, Portland officials believe an overdue property revaluation is finally on schedule for April. During a City...

Teacher vaccinations won’t speed return to Portland classrooms

Although teachers are now prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Portland School Department does not expect to bring high school upperclassmen for more in-person learning...

Pandemic has forced Portland-area religious institutions to adapt

Rabbi Carolyn Braun of Temple Beth El in Portland has been reflecting on what she has learned as Maine's response to the coronavirus pandemic...

A year of living dangerously

Being a teacher, Caroline St. Pierre said, was never something she expected to do. But in the past year, the Portland Fire Department lieutenant...