Category Archives: Politics

With Coyne and Leeman leaving, will the Portland City Council become more liberal?

Cheryl Leeman (BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

A day after the Portland City Council’s only registered Republican — District 4’s Cheryl Leeman — announced she won’t seek re-election, one of the panel’s more conservative Democrats said he’ll be walking away as well. District 5 City Councilor John Coyne confirmed to The Forecaster’s David Harry in a Wednesday interview that he won’t seek re-election […]

Hey Google, Maine’s not giving you any of these mystery barge permitting problems. Why not build them all here?

An architect’s rendering acquired through a Freedom of Information Act filing with the Port of San Francisco by SFGate.com

The saga of the Google barges continues. The latest news in the tale of the confounding, floating, four-story structures comes out of San Francisco, where government officials have reportedly given their local version of the project extra scrutiny and are saying the technology giant doesn’t have the appropriate permits to build a barge-based showroom in […]