Portland News for April 30th 2013

Portland Public Schools parents vexed by high school schedules
Portland officials allocated about 11 more teaching positions last week to high schools after hearing concerns about the original budget proposal, but parents say that's not sufficient. With the new proposal, high schools will be able to provide seven More…

Portland Parents Pushing District To Address High School Gaps
You're about to hear from three parents who are in leadership positions at three different Portland high schools. They all have the same problem. When Portland Public Schools cut staff and re-jiggered the high school schedule two years ago, it blew More…

Nike rival Under Armour opens Portland office – Portland Business
One of Nike Inc.'s biggest competitors is setting up shop in the company's backyard. … More…

Portland charter school names executive director
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland charter school that's been roiled in controversy before it has even opened its doors to students has named a veteran Maine educator as its executive director. Carl Stasio, who spent 26 years as headmaster of Thornton More…

Man arrested following standoff in Portland
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland police have arrested a man following a 4 1/2 hour standoff. Kyle Upton was taken into custody Monday night after a standoff at an apartment building on Alder Street. Police say the 28-year-old was in possession of a More…

Longtime Thornton Academy headmaster to lead Portland charter school
PORTLAND – The longtime headmaster of Saco's Thornton Academy has been named executive director of Portland's first charter school, Baxter Academy for Technology and Science. “I'm very, very excited about this opportunity,” said Carl Stasio, who More…

Sloppy Thunder fall to Portland
Portland stole five bases, including third three times. Trenton pitchers walked six. The four bases on balls issued by Thunder starter Francisco Rondon all scored. The most alarming play came in the Portland eighth when leadoff hitter Shannon Wilkerson … More…

Criminal investigation leads to standoff on Alder Street in Portland
PORTLAND ??? A homeless man was in jail Monday night after creating a tense police standoff in the Bayside neighborhood that lasted for more than four hours. click image to enlarge. A suspect surrenders ??? surrounded by Portland police and SWAT Team … More…

Rattie leads Winterhawks over Blazers 4-1 as Portland wins WHL
PORTLAND, Ore. – Ty Rattie scored a crucial short-handed goal and added a power-play assist in the third period Friday as the Portland Winterhawks defeated More…

MLS: 5 things we learned in week nine
This was a Kansas City team coming off a 546-minute shutout streak, but by the time Rodney Wallace bagged Portland’s 58th minute winner, Sporting’s problem was apparent. Against a Timbers team as intent on pressing as their hosts, Kansas City couldn’t … More…

Portland man was prisoner of North Koreans
PORTLAND — We've all heard lots about North Korea lately, but few people have experienced that country's hospitality like Don Bailey has. You can thank God, fate or your lucky stars for that. Back on Jan. 23, 1968, Bailey was one of about 75 sailors More…

Christmas Valley not getting Portland food waste
The company runs a compost facility in North Plains, a suburb west of Portland. Public outcry there about the odor of compost prompted Washington County to limit food waste coming in from the city, allowing residential but not commercial waste starting More…

Portland's rental markets tightens up
Harper Lee Collins, a Re/Max Realtor, tells The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/17sJ33V ) demand for rental units increased as the housing market crashed in 2008, when people lost homes to foreclosures and lending for new buyers was tight. More…

SE Portland man burned in kitchen fire
Paramedics treated the burn victim at the scene and then transported him to the hospital. His injuries were not life threatening. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, the damage from the fire was contained to an area of the kitchen near the range … More…

Portland State football: How do the Vikings look after six spring practices?
The Portland State defense ended the first portion of spring football on a high note Friday, blocking a field goal attempt to win the final competition period before a one-week break from practicing. The blocked kick came on the last play of an More…

Portland Police seeking 'career con man' with victims in Salem area
Pete Simpson, spokesperson from the Portland Police Bureau, said Kasemehas' last known address was in the Portland area, but he is known to have scammed people around Lancaster Mall in Salem. His interactions have been in-person and detectives More…

Syracuse Crunch takes charge with 4-2 win over Portland Pirates
The Syracuse Crunch's game-breakers broke open the team's first-round playoff series against the Portland Pirates on Sunday night. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat each recorded a goal and a helper to propel the Crunch to a 4-2 over Portland in Game 2 of More…

Portland Trail Blazers: Should the Blazers Gamble on Jermaine O'Neal?
???I’m very open to Portland. They’re definitely a team I’m looking forward to having talks with this summer,??? O’Neal, an unrestricted free agent come July 1, told CSNNW.com. ???LaMarcus [Aldridge] and Damian [Lillard] along with [Nicolas] Batum are some … More…

Leader of trafficking ring sentenced in Portland
U.S Attorney Amanda Marshall said after Monday's sentencing in Portland that 27-year-old Kingsley Osemwengie and an accomplice from Oregon netted millions by arranging for tens of thousands of pills to be distributed across the U.S. They used call More…

SWAT team called for Portland, Maine, standoff
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Police Department has activated its tactical team for a standoff in the city's Bayside area. Officers blocked off a section of Alder Street after an investigation into criminal activity led to a standoff with a man More…

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