Portland voters could add ranked-choice elections

Portland voters will decide March 3 if they want to extend ranked-choice voting beyond just the mayoral election to City Council and School Board...

Portland councilors will consider energy consortium, rule changes

The Portland City Council this week will discuss joining a group effort that could ultimately reduce the city’s annual energy spending by up to...

Portland’s Riverton School to be renamed for civil rights leader Gerald Talbot

The crowded room at Casco Bay High School erupted into applause Feb. 4 when the Portland School Board voted unanimously to rename Riverton Elementary...

Statehouse Report: Legislators eye changes in juvenile corrections

Maine Corrections Commissioner Randall Liberty acknowledged last week that "not much good comes of juveniles and youth being incarcerated,” adding that such sentences “can...

Portland offers Narcan training to combat opioid overdoses

As Maine continues in the grip of a deadly opioid crisis, Portland is distributing free Narcan, along with free training on how to administer...

Portland group rallies support for commuter rail to Lewiston-Auburn

Portland residents 100 years ago could travel to most surrounding towns and on to Boston and Montreal by rail, and all over the city...

Long-planned Portland Foreside project gets green light

A massive project to redevelop Portland's eastern waterfront, many years in the making and estimated to cost $250 million, received final approval last week...

Secondary trauma: A primary concern for law enforcement

The things that Sharon and Julio Carrillo did to their daughter, Marissa Kennedy, who died at their hands last year at the age of...

Guidelines for new Portland homeless shelter clear council hurdle

The Portland City Council adopted policy guidelines for establishing a low-barrier homeless shelter, paving the way for design of a mega-shelter in the Riverton...

Off-peninsula is Portland’s new peninsula

It’s Thursday night, the bar is packed, the dining room full, and customers are sipping local craft beers as regulars and people stopping in...