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Busy shops, fewer workers: Portland grapples with post-pandemic reality


Last year, Portland, Maine, was struggling to prepare for an economic winter of uncertainty. A push of late fall warmth had given downtown restaurants and businesses a boost following a dreadful summer. One year later, the story has changed entirely – the economy is booming, but businesses can’t find workers and supply chain shortages are making it difficult for retailers to keep their shelves filled. Christopher Booker reports.

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