Articles by William Hall

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Former state legislator Jon Hinck to join Portland City Council; Duson, Suslovic re-elected

By William Hall on Nov. 06, 2013, at 1:44 p.m.
Bar Lola, a popular eatery on Portland's Munjoy Hill for more than seven years, will close Nov. 16.

Popular Portland eatery to close after seven years; owners plan to open new restaurant

By William Hall on Nov. 04, 2013, at 3:45 p.m.

Portland hangs on to sister city relationship despite anti-gay laws in Russia

By William Hall on Oct. 30, 2013, at 1:21 p.m.

Westin hotel to reopen in Portland next month

By William Hall on Oct. 30, 2013, at 7:37 a.m.
Vespucci's, at 211 Danforth St. in Portland's West End, could become the site of a 45-seat restaurant next year.

New restaurant to replace variety store in Portland’s West End

By William Hall on Oct. 22, 2013, at 12:56 p.m.

$400,000 to aid victims of human trafficking in southern Maine

By William Hall on Oct. 22, 2013, at 11:19 a.m.
A rendering of the view showing the proposed Midtown project, looking up Cedar Street in Portland. A residents group opposes the project as an example of commercial development that will harm the quality of life for those who live in the city.

Portland residents’ group takes aim at ‘concrete canyon’ as example of unwanted development

By William Hall on Oct. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Pro-choice protesters gather near Planned Parenthood on Congress Street in Portland on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.

Unfazed by lawsuit threat, Portland city councilor expects unanimous approval of protest buffer zone for abortion clinic

By William Hall on Oct. 15, 2013, at 3:32 p.m.
Nancy Callas, assistant site manager for Back Bay Tower in Portland, holds open a pouch containing several syringes and a spoon, discovered by two elementary school students near their bus stop on Cumberland Avenue.

Portland luxury tower residents troubled by neighborhood’s apparent spike in heroin use

By William Hall on Oct. 02, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.
Briana Warner at work in her new pie bakery, Maine Pie Line, at 200 Anderson St., Portland.

After using pies to help warm up foreign negotiations, former US diplomat opens bakery in Portland

By William Hall on Sept. 30, 2013, at 5:15 p.m.

Meg Perry Center forced to move from Congress Street in Portland

By William Hall on Sept. 24, 2013, at 3:17 p.m.
A woman walks on the beach at Pine Point in Scarborough Thursday Oct. 11, 2012.

Emotions high as Scarborough discusses rules on dogs at town beaches

By William Hall on Sept. 19, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.
Alex Marquis, of Coffee By Design, delivers coffee from Arabica to Preble Street's temporary soup kitchen at Sacred Heart Church in Portland on Monday, Sept. 17.

Neighbors step in to feed needy in Portland during temporary soup kitchen closure

By William Hall on Sept. 17, 2013, at 1:20 p.m.
The Wabanaki, shown here while recently being fitted out in Rhode Island, will be Casco Bay Lines' newest ferry in eight years when it joins the fleet next week.

Casco Bay Lines prepares to launch new ferry

By William Hall on Sept. 17, 2013, at 8:14 a.m.

Portland revives plans to redesign high-traffic Franklin Street

By William Hall on Sept. 03, 2013, at 10:59 a.m.

Portland council and school board races take shape

By William Hall on Aug. 27, 2013, at 2:12 p.m.
Douglas Gardner, director of the Portland Department of Health and Human Services

Portland working hard to combat homelessness, but changes to MaineCare could make problem worse anyway

By William Hall on Aug. 27, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.
The stamp bearing the likeness of Portland native and Hollywood legend John Ford was released in 2012. The Ford stamp was the first in a series honoring movie directors.

Portland to celebrate life of legendary Hollywood director, city native John Ford

By William Hall on Aug. 27, 2013, at 9:09 a.m.
A 1929 restroom sign, one of the items from the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

Portland diversity center’s message: ‘We’re not all the same’

By William Hall on Aug. 22, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.
 Angela Davis stopped by DiPietro's Italian Sandwiches on Cumberland Avenue in Portland for a final purchase on Sunday, the 69-year-old sandwich shop's last day.

‘The passing of an era’: Landmark Portland Italian sandwich shop closes after 69 years

By William Hall on Aug. 20, 2013, at 1:03 p.m.