Category Archives: School

Details on the $1 sale of a Portland school

(BDN photo by Seth Koenig)

Yesterday I filed a story on the proposed sale and redevelopment of Portland’s Nathan Clifford School, an approximately 46,000-square-foot building on about 67,000 square feet of property in the Oakdale neighborhood. If the City Council accepts the recommendation of its subcommittee, the city will sell the century-plus-old school to Developers Collaborative for $1, with the […]

Meet dinosaurs in Portland … and experience the cataclysm that wiped them out

'Dinosaurs at Dusk' screen shot (Image courtesy Loch Ness Productions)

Next month — which is coming right up — University of Southern Maine’s Southworth Planetarium will be showing “Dinosaurs at Dusk,” promoted as a colorful, vibrant, time-traveling program that consumes the entire dome-shaped ceiling of the facility. Here’s how it’s described in a USM announcement released Friday: Propel yourself back through the epochs to explore […]

Report: Portland schools sought Medicaid money for students who’d dropped out, services by ‘unqualified providers’

report cover

Two years ago, an audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General into Maine’s practices of seeking federal Medicaid reimbursements attracted headlines. Specifically, the Inspector General said the state claimed $138.9 million more in Medicaid money than it deserved for services rendered at schools statewide, and is seeking repayment […]