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The mayor of Portland is supporting the Interim City Manager's recommendation to remove the homeless encampment in the Bayside area. ...

Several councilors, including Victoria Pelletier and Anna Trevorrow, said they could not support a plan telling those in the camp that they could not stay but that with shelters at capacity, there is nowhere for them to go. ...

 

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Portland plans to clear a large encampment along the Bayside Trail and then set up a task force to provide a better response and delivery of services at other sites.

The plans were discussed Tuesday night at a meeting of the City Council’s Health and Human Services & Public Safety Committee. ...

Councilors Anna Trevorrow and Victoria Pelletier said that while they support the task force they were having a hard time backing the clearing of the encampment. ...

Tents line the Bayside Trail on April 27. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

 

“You definitely have my stamp of approval with moving forward with the task force,” Trevorrow said. “I think I would prefer to try and make it work for the Bayside campsite. I don’t want to minimize the work and decision making – I appreciate it. But I’m coming at it from the frame of mind of what is in the best interest of these individuals, and I just can’t say this is the right thing to do.”

 

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Portland City Council confirms Danielle West as city manager

 


The Portland City Council named Danielle West, who has served as interim city manager since November 2021, to the permanent job on Monday.

West, 45, will assume the position immediately as part of a three-year employment contract with an annual base salary of $210,000. She will be the first woman to serve as city manager in Portland.

The council approved her appointment unanimously. ...

Councilor Anna Trevorrow said the city is lucky to have West because of her “step-up ability” and skill navigating the priorities and needs of different groups. “Even when we don’t agree on a particular issue, you still have a path forward,” Trevorrow told West. “That’s extremely important and probably the most important credential for this role.” ...

 

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Megan Parks to seek fifth term on Lewiston School Committee

 


Megan Parks.  Submitted photo

LEWISTON — Lewiston Public Schools Chairwoman Megan Parks has announced she will seek reelection to the at-large seat.

Born in Lewiston, the Lewiston High School graduate has served as the at-large representative for the past eight years. According to her campaign announcement, she has worked to become an advocate who can navigate tough topics with an open mind while soliciting input from those most impacted before making decisions.

Parks said in order to be informed of all perspectives she meets with parents, students, staff and community members to give them a voice and encourage participation in meetings. ...

“Our focus needs to be on what is best for our students,” she said. ...

As a third generation Franco-American, she has lived in Lewiston for more than 40 years. Her daughter is a 2020 LHS graduate and her son is an incoming freshman.

 

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https://www.sunjournal.com/2023/06/12/megan-parks-to-seek-fifth-term-on-lewiston-school-committee/

Hope voters elect one Select Board member, write in another

 

... Lori Perez ran unopposed to sit on the Five Town CSD School Board, receiving 144 votes.

 

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