OpEd: It's Time For Portland to Lower Parking Rates in the Winter

After years of rate hikes throughout the city, it's time for Portland, Maine to lower the rates on parking meters in the winter to give locals a break and boost tourism in the colder months.

30 Ways to Know You're from Portland Without Saying You're from Portland, Maine

Tell me you're from Portland without telling me you're from Portland, Maine...

LOOK: Full List of the Best Places to Live in Maine

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Maine using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com. On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks.

Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.