Portland City Council sends competing shelter question to voters

Portland city councilors Monday night placed a competing measure on the November referendum ballot that they hope will thwart a citizen initiative to limit...

Back to school: Portland’s plan for outsmarting the pandemic

When the last school year ended for the Portland Public Schools more than two months ago, several positive signs seemed to suggest easier days...

Shalom House eyes early 2022 opening of residence in Portland’s West End

A long-planned residence for men and women with mental illnesses is expected to open early next year in Portland's West End, more than three...
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Diversity remains elusive for Portland Police Department

The Portland Police Department, Maine's largest law enforcement agency, recently hired six new officers. All of them were men, and five of the six were...

Riverside shelter proposal heads back to Portland Planning Board as approval deadline nears

Portland is sticking to an aggressive schedule to secure approvals for a 200-bed emergency shelter off Riverside Street, with a previously unscheduled Planning Board...

Portland Charter Commission creates committees to begin research

Portland’s Charter Commission took a step toward tackling topics members campaigned on by creating committees Aug. 11 to address issues including the role of...

Exit interviews: Portland City Council

With three incumbent City Councilors all deciding not to seek reelection this fall, a collective 36 years of council experience will be leaving Portland...

Thompson’s Point wants to be Portland’s next great neighborhood

Thompson’s Point, which has undergone several identity shifts for more than a decade, has entered a new chapter that its developers hope could make...

The duck stops here

As Maine Duck Tours pulls away from the curb near Long Wharf on Commercial Street, three rules are announced by tour guide Dugan Murphy:  Don’t...

Portland brewery owners: Free menstrual products a ‘no-brainer’

Movies screened on airplanes are meant to be distractions, often forgotten as soon as the plane lands. But for Will Fisher, co-owner of Austin...