Tonight: A bomb threat briefly closed down a Portland Jewish community center; Obama pardoned a southern Maine woman; and we try to predict how a contentious political issue will play out.
When food trucks decide to go bricks-and-mortar; fishermen and scientists may team up to count cod; and what really goes on in a Maine smelt shack.
Happy weekend from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight there’s an app for Cherokee; school will start later in South Portland; and Neapolitan pizza comes to Back Cove. What we’re talking about Want to write in Cherokee? There’s an app for that. — As the older generation dies off, fewer and fewer young […]
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the police oversight committee suggests some changes; the city gets closer to regulating Airbnb; and the CAT will come back. What we’re talking about The civilian group charged with keeping an eye on Portland’s police wants to let people who have been arrested in […]
A City Council committee proposed an outright ban on people renting single-family homes that they don’t live in through services like Airbnb.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight: The city may soon have some Airbnb regulations; a coffee shop where you can get a unicorn with your latte; and librarians hatched an elaborate caper to save books. What we’re talking about Portland may soon ask Airbnb users to pay for the privilege […]
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Here’s what’s new. What we’re talking about Mayor indicates he wants to strengthen city’s immigrant protections. Kind of. — During his State of the City address Monday, Mayor Ethan Strimling defended Portland’s policy designed to protect immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. But like many left-leaning Portlanders, he […]
South Portland’s policy does not dictate that police preemptively turn off the cameras when entering a private home, although it does say that they should be turned off if “specifically requested” by someone with a “reasonable expectation of privacy.”