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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...
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Declining enrollment threatens funding for Portland schools

Portland Public Schools could lose almost $1 million, or about $3,000 per student, in Essential Programs and Services funding because of declining enrollment. While EPS...
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Judicial review: Retired justice reveals highs, lows from the first 200 years of the...

It was a simple enough project. Justice Donald G. Alexander, Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, and other justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in...
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Portland councilors to reconsider decision on shelter licensing

The newly seated Portland City Council on Monday voted to reconsider a vote on new homeless shelter regulations. Councilors also postponed a decision on the...
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Artists, scientists collaborate in Portland to broaden climate change conversation

A collaboration between the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Portland Museum of Art may be an important step toward a wider acknowledgment...
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South Portland theater hopes to lure moviegoers with all-you-can-view plan

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in greater Portland have struggled to stay in business. Some closed, some went on hiatus, and most are...