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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Portland to Welcome Reykjavik, Iceland Officials

The Icelandic Steamship Company Eimskip and the Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO) are coordinating an incoming delegation of 8 City Administrators from the City of Reykjavik. The group will spend Wednesday, October 7th in Portland touring t...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Portland's Fire Chief Announces Plan to Leave Post

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings today announced that Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria is resigning. Chief LaMoria has served the City of Portland since January 2013, leading its 235-member fire and emergency management department.

“Chief LaMoria has been ...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Portland Fire Department Kicks Off National Fire Prevention Month

The Portland Fire Department will be conducting several Fire Prevention activities during the month of October in honor of National Fire Prevention Month. This year, National Fire Prevention Week is October 4 - October 10, and the theme is “Hear the BEEP ...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: October 2, 2015

Clerk's Office Now Conducting Absentee Voting

The City Clerk’s office is currently conducting Absentee Voting. Office hours of the City Clerk/Registrar are Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. for any resident wishing to register to vote or vote by absentee. Election Day is November 3, 2...Read on...

Elections & Voting
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Purple Light Nights Campaign Coming to Portland in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayor Michael Brennan will kick-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is held annually in October, at Portland City Hall. This October, Family Crisis Services (FCS) is partnering with City Hall, local police departments, including the Portland Poli...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2015

New Planning Director Hired

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Stuart “Tuck” O’Brien as its Planning Division Director. Mr. O’Brien will begin work in mid-October and will be responsible for leading a department of 11 that manages and reviews comprehensive...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

City Thanks Community Partner for Fulfilling Vaccine Needs

The City of Portland’s Public Health division today joined the Portland Community Health Center to thank local pharmacy, Apothecary By Design, for stepping up and covering the much needed doses of the influenza vaccine for uninsured or underinsured adults...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

City Hires Housing Safety Administrator

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Art Howe as its Housing Safety Administrator, who will oversee the city’s new Housing Safety Office. He will begin work on September 28. The City Council approved the creation of the office on ...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2015

City Announces New Blue Trash Bag Amnesty Policy

The Portland City Council approved a new amnesty policy for blue trash bags at its meeting last night. Citizens can continue to use them until they no longer have any. Previously, the blue trash bags were only to be accepted through October 4, 2015.

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Purple Trash Bags Info
Posted on: September 10, 2015

Citizens Can Now Pay Property Taxes Online

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that citizens can now pay property taxes online via MuniciPay using a credit card or an electronic check payment. Any account that is current and not past due can pay real estate, personal property, and downtown...Read on...

Pay Property Taxes Online
Posted on: September 4, 2015

Visiting Portland's Parks? Say Hi to the New Year-Round Park Ranger!

The City of Portland’s new full-time, year-round park ranger is now on patrol providing public outreach and education, as well as ordinance enforcement, to citizens who utilize Portland’s plethora of parks. Paige Button began her work as Park Ranger on Au...Read on...

Portland Park Ranger Facebook Page
Posted on: September 2, 2015

Cruise Season at its Peak in Portland

The 2015 cruise season is heading into its peak in Portland with 10 cruise ships scheduled to call to port over the next two weeks. The 10 ships will bring more than 16,000 passengers to Portland as they spend the day in port. Fifty-one ships alone are sc...Read on...

Cruise Portland Website
Posted on: August 18, 2015

Want a Stormwater Service Charge Credit? Apply Now!

In advance of the new stormwater service charge ordinance, which goes into effect on January 1, 2016, citizens can now start requesting stormwater credits via an application process. The City is beginning a soft launch of reviewing and accepting the credi...Read on...

Stormwater Service Charge Website & Credit Info
Posted on: May 5, 2015

FootGolf is Back at Riverside Golf Course

FootGolf is back at Riverside Golf Course this year after a trial run last fall. The sport will be offered at Riverside’s South Course all season long on Saturday and Sundays after 3PM. Portland’s golf course is the first one in Maine to offer the sport, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2015

Sundays on the Boulevard Resumes This Sunday, May 3!

Following a successful inaugural season last year, the second season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 3, 2015. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike rid...Read on...

Sundays on the Boulevard
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyPortland bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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