Friday, August 19, 2022

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...

Portland developer wants the Old Port to grow up

The tallest building in the state could be built in Portland’s Old Port if city councilors approve a proposal to allow developers to build...

Task force optimistic about resolving Maine’s highway funding crisis

Lawmakers hoping to bridge the gap between available revenue and the cost of maintaining Maine’s roads and bridges suggest it’s possible they may finally...

Developer plans mixed-use wellness center on Stevens Avenue

Looking over a pool filled with a metal tangle of combination chair desks and other furniture at the former Maine Girls Academy building on...

City offers drive-throughs as reward for new housing

Portland is experimenting with using zoning incentives to encourage the development of more housing in some neighborhoods. The city will allow certain types of...

Ken Curtis: Present meets past

Ken Curtis was born in Curtis Corner, a tiny hamlet in the small Androscoggin farming town of Leeds – “really just a railroad depot,”...

Portland, South Portland prepare for inevitable climate changes

While world leaders were meeting in Madrid to discuss cutting carbon emissions, students gathered for another climate strike on the steps of Portland City...