Portland lands Northeastern University research center

Portland hopes to become a leader in technology-driven jobs following an announcement Monday by Northeastern University.   With a $100 million donation from tech entrepreneur David...

First Maine inmate to enroll in graduate school conducts groundbreaking research in prison

In 2008, 21-year-old Brandon Brown shot a man in Portland's Old Port. He was eventually convicted of attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault, and sentenced...

Portland roads, streets, sidewalks keep losing ground

More than two-thirds of the city’s roads and sidewalks are in only fair condition or worse, according to the Public Works Department, with a...

Dog owners bark about compromise leash law for Portland’s Baxter Woods

A conflict over dogs in Mayor Baxter Woods has flared up again, as a City Council committee considers a proposal to limit the time...

‘A punching bag for art’: The perennial debate over the Portland Museum of Art...

Prompted by artist complaints that they were being overlooked by the Portland Museum of Art, I recently visited the museum to see how many...

Wage increases, valuation expected to impact Portland budget

Preliminary city budget data for fiscal year 2021 projects a tax rate hike of at least 1.8 percent, or 42 cents, right out of...

City Council gets national perspective on homeless shelter model

City councilors heard from a national expert on homelessness in a workshop Monday in anticipation of a discussion and possible vote on shelter policy...

Challenges, controversy nothing new to UMS chancellor

When you ask people to describe Dannel Malloy – the new chancellor of the University of Maine System and the former two-term governor of...

Portland reaffirms commitment to fight human trafficking

Cary Stuart was homeless in Westbrook when she was picked up by a man offering her a bed and a modeling career in New...

Council delays decision on facial recognition ban

Portland's City Council Monday postponed action until June 15 on a proposed ban on facial recognition technology. Councilors planned to hold a workshop before that...