Saturday, July 2, 2022

Portland closes East End Beach after water treatment plant problem

Update: East End Beach was reopened after test results from the first water sample came back "well below" the state safety threshold, the city...

The next wave of Maine artists

Now that the Portland Museum of Art has decided to take a new direction with its biennial, transforming it into an international triennial, the...
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Portland police citizen review panel recommends policy changes 

Portland’s Police Citizens Review Subcommittee is recommending that the Police Department Use of Force Review Committee be expanded to include more than just police...

Portland mayor: ‘No intent to leave anybody out’ of statement condemning shooting at PD

Portland's mayor and some city councilors publicly condemned a July 5 shooting that targeted the Police Department. But the press release that was issued three...

Big Babe’s Tavern in South Portland is for sale: Will there be any music...

Ginger Cote, owner of Big Babe’s Tavern in South Portland, made a difficult decision last week: She closed the music venue and put the...

Statehouse Report: Maine Legislature likely to reconvene in August

Slowly and painfully, the Legislature is moving toward reconvening, with a special session likely beginning sometime in mid-August. Leaders on Tuesday began polling members...

Divided Portland board removes police officers from schools

After seven hours of discussion and public comment during a meeting that stretched into the early hours of July 1, the Portland School Board...

Portland council to create racial equity committee

Following several hours of discussion, and after rejecting pleas from some members of the public who urged them not to act, Portland city councilors...

New urgency propels proposed Portland ban on facial recognition technology

City Councilor Pious Ali proposed banning the use of facial recognition technology in Portland in October 2019. The proposal failed to gain much traction...

Call it the ‘coronagap:’ Some Maine students put college plans on hold because of...

The lobster boat Billy and Andy was loaded tall with traps as it motored up to Union Wharf in Portland last Friday afternoon. Sternman...