Power of the mayor likely to test Portland Charter Commission

As Portland voters choose nine Charter Commission members on June 8 – a decade after electing the first full-time mayor in nearly nine decades...

Be a tourist

Live concerts, downtown art strolls, and professional baseball games are among the signs that life is returning to normal this summer in Portland, thanks...

Portland planners OK plan for tallest building in Maine

Developers of what will be the tallest building in Maine said they plan to seek a building permit this week and break ground by...

Mask mandate may be gone, but many in Portland remain cautious

Something is different on the streets of Portland: People are shedding their masks.  And pretty soon, if not already, that fresh-faced approach will start to...

Women in Portland continue to be targets as overall crime declines

Despite a decline in the number of violent crimes in Portland last year, more women than men were victims of criminal violence in the...

Proposed moratorium pits Preble Street against Bayside neighbors 

High-end housing, popular restaurants and businesses, and a new sense of energy are inhabiting Portland’s Bayside neighborhood. But that part of the city is...

Later start times for some Portland schools draw mixed reaction

As many institutions evaluate which lessons learned from the pandemic should be carried into the future, Portland Public Schools have chosen one: starting school...

Portland Charter Commission: Meet the candidates

10 vie for 4 at-large seats The campaign for four at-large seats on Portland’s upcoming Charter Commission has turned into one of the hottest local...

Bayside moratorium, Riverside shelter, possible referendum: Portland’s homeless hang in the balance

While a Portland City Council committee this week may select a developer for a homeless shelter planned on Riverside Street, opponents are continuing their efforts...

Spanish ministry appreciates the work of Portland teacher

José Ivan Sabau Torrelo, a fifth-grade teacher at Lyseth Elementary School, has never preferred students to sit at their desks all day while he...