Portland students study, write, and make history

Two years ago, Portland High School student Lucy Howe decided to research women’s history for her Advanced Placement U.S. history class. She was surprised...

Despite pandemic, Portland area remains a haven for homeless pets

The coronavirus pandemic may have overburdened animal shelters around the world with strays and pets people can no longer care for, but in Maine,...

Portland Planning Board backs zone change for outer Congress Street

The city’s willingness to grant zoning changes was evident last week when the Planning Board recommended the City Council change a zone on outer...

Portland grapples with providing shelter for its homeless

Despite continued concern from Bayside residents, plans to turn the former Preble Street Resource Center into a 40-bed “wellness center” seem headed for Planning...

At Portland Stage, ‘A Christmas Carol’ even Scrooge would love

Have you ever found yourself, Scroogishly, dismissing "A Christmas Carol" as just a little too sentimental, a little too familiar? If so, you may...

Portland food trucks: The recipe for restaurant survival?

Just over a year ago, Cameron Gardner and his brother Dylan opened their Monument Square Mediterranean restaurant, Nura, with no inkling of what was to...

Portland City Council to begin charting goals for 2021

Portland city councilors this week will look ahead to next year as they begin to shape their goals for the next calendar year. The City...

Portland schools adopt plan for modified winter sports

After closing several schools in recent weeks due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the Portland Public Schools still plans to hold a modified winter sports season.  Nordic...

Portland police oversight panel, residents rebuke Jennings on use-of-force accountability

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings’ proposal to appoint just one non-Police Department representative to an internal police use-of-force review committee was rejected by members...

Portland renters could face evictions as federal freeze expires

While virtually everyone is looking forward to putting 2020 behind them, the end of this year may bring bad news for some residents of...