Category Archives: School

Duson, Suslovic get re-election to Portland council, former state lawmaker Hinck to join them

Hinck (The Forecaster)

Incumbent Portland city councilors Jill Duson (at-large) and Ed Suslovic (District 3) claimed re-election tonight in contested races, while former state representative and U.S. Senate primary candidate Jon Hinck joined them. Hinck replaces at-large councilor John Anton, who opted not to seek re-election. This was with nearly 35 percent of registered Portland voters (17,875 out […]

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 […]