Thursday, May 26, 2022

Portland City Council committee backs TIF for Parkside condominiums

Portland's Economic Development Committee recommended the City Council approve tax increment financing and credit enhancement agreements for a proposed affordable condominium development in the Parkside...

We all want the same things: Well-known Mainers look forward to life after quarantine

An end is in sight to what has been a long spring for people across Maine. As the economy slowly reopens after the shutdown caused...

Cambodian association seeks access to Tyson workers in Portland

Tyson Foods announced Monday that it completed facility-wide testing at its Portland poultry processing plant and found 51 employees and contractors who were infected...

Statehouse Report: Mills, legislators remain on collision course over pandemic planning

In many ways, it was a good week for Maine, and for the Mills administration – perhaps the best since the coronavirus pandemic began. On...

Catch-22: PPP loans still problematic for some Maine businesses, employees

After a second round of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans was authorized by Congress, Ivanka Trump said the program was aimed at keeping the...

Portland may close streets to allow restaurants, shops to do business outdoors

Portland is working on a plan that would give restaurants and retail stores expanded options for doing business outside as they try to rebound...

On the waterfront: Coronavirus costs Portland cruise ships, but containers keep coming

On April 24 around 2:15 p.m., the Eimskip container ship EF Ava docked in Portland harbor at the International Marine Terminal on Commercial Street....
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More changes for Portland schools as remote learning is extended

Portland Public Schools has made changes to the school calendar, grading system, and year-end celebrations to reflect the extension of remote learning through the...

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Maine health insurer in ACA case

A near-unanimous U.S. Supreme Court vindicated a Maine nonprofit insurer’s financial claims under the Affordable Care Act. Heather Bouffard, a representative of Community Health Options...

Portland City Council repeals stay-at-home rules to align with state

Portland city councilors on May 4 unanimously repealed some provisions of the city’s stay-at-home order to more closely reflect the statewide order by Gov....