Articles by David Harry

Jess Knox announces formation of a political action committee to defeat a Nov. 3 referendum question on zoning. “Question 2 could halt responsible and sustainable growth in Portland,” he said Aug. 19.

PACs square off over Portland zoning referendum

By David Harry on Aug. 25, 2015, at 10:48 a.m.

Portland police ask AG to review civil rights complaint

By David Harry on Aug. 19, 2015, at 11:53 a.m.
Mohamud Mohamed enters court Aug. 14 in his first appearance after being accused of the murder of Portland resident Fred Akoa. He, Abil Teshome and Osman Sheikh entered no pleas and remain in jail.

Portland murder suspects remain in jail

By David Harry on Aug. 18, 2015, at 11:02 a.m.
“We want victims to come forward,” Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said Aug. 14, after a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted Aug. 12 on the Back Cove Trail recanted her story.

Portland police may charge woman for false sexual assault claim

By David Harry on Aug. 18, 2015, at 10:56 a.m.
Paul Drinan examines masonry damage at Fort Gorges that comes from more natural than military causes, including water seepage and ice.

Fort Gorges restoration effort renewed

By David Harry on Aug. 13, 2015, at 11:44 a.m.
City-owned Somerset Street property in Portland, intended to be sold to Federated Cos. for the Midtown project, had not been remediated Aug. 10, although the sales contract considered void by the city required a city cleanup before the sale could be completed.

Portland, Midtown developers at odds about Bayside cleanup

By David Harry on Aug. 11, 2015, at 2:09 p.m.
Preble Street Associate Director Jon Bradley urges Portland city councilors on Monday to provide more assistance in the Community Support Fund.

Portland council sets aid guidelines for asylum seekers

By David Harry on Aug. 04, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
Oscar Mokeme on July 31 at the Museum of African Art & Culture on Brown Street in Portland. He is moving the collection to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Portland museum of African art moving to Portsmouth

By David Harry on Aug. 04, 2015, at 11:41 a.m.
CPB2 principal Jim Brady outside the Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. in Portland on May 29. A referendum question affecting how the property can be redeveloped will be on the Nov. 3 city ballot.

Portland council puts measure aimed at Fore Street project on November ballot

By David Harry on Aug. 04, 2015, at 11:01 a.m.

Portland councilors grapple with new assistance funding questions

By David Harry on July 28, 2015, at 1:14 p.m.

Portland board moving forward on India Street historic district

By David Harry on July 28, 2015, at 12:04 p.m.
A used syringe found on Lancaster Street in Portland on July 23, a week after forensic anthropologist Marcella Sorg told a city subcommittee on substance abuse the number of drug overdose deaths compared to the general population in Portland is increasingly outpacing the rest of the state.

Portland drug addiction, overdose rates exceed the rest of Maine

By David Harry on July 28, 2015, at 11:08 a.m.
Portland City Councilor Jill Duson (right) speaks during a workshop on Sept. 3, 2014, while fellow councilors Cheryl Leeman (center) and Nicholas Mavodones look on.

Portland council puts $15 hourly minimum wage on November ballot

By David Harry on July 21, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.
Johnny Ouch (right) and attorney Amy Fairfield listen to Justice Joyce Wheeler in court in Portland July 19. Ouch pleaded not guilty to murder and aggravated assault charges in connection with the May 25 shootings that killed Treyjon Arsenault and wounded Mohamed Ali.

Suspect in Portland recording studio shooting held without bail

By David Harry on July 21, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.

Portland residents promote solar power ‘farming’

By David Harry on July 21, 2015, at 9:03 a.m.
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Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue will not seek re-election

By David Harry on July 15, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.

Portland minimum wage argument continues with July 20 hearing

By David Harry on July 14, 2015, at 2:22 p.m.

Portland fund to help asylum seekers for 1 year

By David Harry on July 01, 2015, at 8:06 a.m.

Proposed historic tag adds to Portland Co. complexity

By David Harry on June 29, 2015, at 6:07 p.m.
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, head of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, listen as members of the public weigh in on a proposal to raise the minimum wage in this August 2014 file photo.

Move to raise Portland’s minimum wage gains momentum

By David Harry on June 23, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.