All posts by Seth Koenig

Seth Koenig

About Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.

Thompson’s Point overhaul takes shape after museum, web developer join project

Developers' renderings of the $100-plus million Thompson's Point development as of early 2014. (Image courtesy of city of Portland)

The talented Dylan Martin of the trade publication Mainebiz reported this morning that Portland app and Web developer Big Room Studios will be the first office tenant at the much ballyhooed Thompson’s Point development, a long-anticipated overhaul of one of Portland’s most visible properties. With the announcement, the picture of what the peninsula will look […]

Portland will go it alone with General Assistance for asylum seekers. What will that mean?

With services over and parishioners filing out, Ornella Igirubunto, 19, remains in her pew, praying on Sunday morning in Portland. Fleeing violence in Burundi, Igirubuntu and her brother arrived in the city last fall knowing no one. The General Assistance program has allowed them to survive and go to Deering High School. (BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett)

The Portland City Council narrowly voted early this┬ámorning to go it alone and continue providing General Assistance welfare payments to current asylum seekers without help from the state, the city confirmed today. To recap what’s now been a yearlong dispute, Gov. Paul LePage threatened to withhold state General Assistance reimbursements from municipalities using that money […]