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Posted on: February 10, 2016

City Receives National Honors for Achievements in Preventing Childhood Obesity - Ranks #1 in Country

The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized the City of Portland for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

City Receives More Than 100 Submissions for Congress Square Redesign Project

Last week the submission period ended for two Congress Square Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) with a high number of responses. The City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development Department, in partnership with the Portland Public Art Committee and the ...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Mayor Delivers State of the City

Mayor Ethan Strimling delivered his first State of the City address last night during a special City Council meeting. The address highlighted the Council’s committee goals for the year and outlined the Mayor’s vision for his four-year term. When creating ...Read on...

Mayor's Office - Read Full State of the City
Posted on: January 27, 2016

City Names New Fire Chief

City Manager Jon Jennings is recommending David Jackson to be the next Portland Fire Chief. Mr. Jackson has served as the Acting Chief of the department since October 20, 2015. The City Council will vote on the appointment at its February 1, 2016 meeting....Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Ethan Hipple Hired as New Recreation Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Ethan Hipple as the new Director of Recreation. Mr. Hipple most recently served for seven years as the Director of Parks & Recreation in the town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. While there, he su...Read on...

Recreation Division
Posted on: January 13, 2016

New Temporary Locations for Silver Bullet Recycling Containers

The City’s Public Works department will be temporarily relocating the publicly accessible drop-off recycling containers currently located on Somerset Street to two new locations on Friday, January 15. Four of the “silver bullet” containers will be placed ...Read on...

Trash & Recycling Info
Posted on: January 11, 2016

New Substance Abuse Disorder Liaison Hired to Run LEAAP Program

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Oliver G. Bradeen as the new Substance Abuse Disorder Liaison to run the LEAAP Program, which was recently announced to help address the significant increase in drug overdoses and deaths in the...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

New Location for Residential Sand/Salt Pile; Winter Storm Reminders

In advance of the first snow storm this winter, the City of Portland Public Works department would like to alert residents to the new location of the residential sand and salt pile, which is now located on Kennebec Street between Paris and Brattle Streets...Read on...

Winter Storm Operations Info
Posted on: January 8, 2016

City Awards Four Businesses on Congress Street with Facade Improvement Funds

Three storefronts and a marquis on Congress Street will be looking their best next Spring/Summer with recent grant awards from the City’s Façade Improvement Program, which is funded through HUD's Community Development Block Grants. The storefronts include...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2015

Portland's Office of Elder Affairs to Keep Volunteer Snow Shoveling Program Operational

After coordinating the service for ten years, 80-year-old Munjoy Hill resident, Joan Sheedy, has passed the torch to keep the snow shoveling program for elderly residents in operation. This winter, the City of Portland's Office of Elder Affairs, with help...Read on...

Office of Elder Affairs
Posted on: December 18, 2015

Deering Oaks Pond Work Completed Ahead of Schedule - Will Be Open for Ice Skating This Winter!

The City of Portland's Recreation department is pleased to report that the Deering Oaks Pond improvement project has been completed ahead of schedule by the contractor, R.J. Grondin & Sons, due to the recent good stretch of weather. The project included r...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Reverse Angle Parking Pilot Project Comes to Spring Street

The cessation of construction on Spring Street for the winter allows for a test of Reverse Angle Parking before the final paving and striping is completed by next Summer 2016. This parking configuration has been successful in many other cities around the ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Landlord Registration Process Now Open - Fee Due by January 1, 2016

Following the creation of the Housing Safety Office, the City is now ready to launch the rental housing registration process, which requires landlords to register their rental properties and pay a $35 fee per unit by January 1, 2016. The form can be found...Read on...

Housing Safety Office
Posted on: December 2, 2015

Portland Launches New Program to Help Address Opioid Addiction Epidemic

The City of Portland, through the Portland Police Department, is launching a new initiative to help address the significant increase in drug overdoses and deaths in the community. Maine, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing a public health c...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2015

City Gears Up for Winter Season, Reminds Residents of Winter Operations

The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road and more than 100 miles of sidewalks during and following snow storms.

During the winter months, the Public Works Dispatch offi...Read on...

Winter Operations Info
Posted on: November 13, 2015

City Releases RFP Seeking Fiber Optic Connectivity for New Canco Road Facilities & Open Network

Update: RFP due date/pre-proposal meeting are postponed to a future as-yet unknown date.

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Caring for An Older Adult? Need a Break? Let the Barron Center Help!

Caring for an older adult? Need a break? Let the Barron Center help with its Adult Day Programs, which offer a lower-cost alternative to in-home care, with the added benefit of socializing with friends. There are two separate programs - one designed espec...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: 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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