Category Archives: School

Former USM student posts viral classified ad after seeing woman he married for three days in 1989 on a busy NY train

(Reuters file photo by Eric Thayer)

… or did he? A supposed Craigslist post, under “missed connections,” tells a Hollywood-like tale of a boy who transferred from the University of Southern Maine to New York University in 1989, had a whirlwind romance with a fellow student in the big city, got temporarily married on a bet, and then lost contact with […]

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 […]