Press Release

Classes Canceled at East End School and Deering High on Election Day Due to Expected High Voter Turnout

PORTLAND, Maine – Based on the recommendation of Superintendent Xavier Botana, the Portland Board of Public Education has voted to cancel classes for students at Deering High School and East End Community School on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Those schools are designated polling places and the high voter turnout anticipated during this year’s general election could disrupt student learning.

City to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Allen Park Sunday

PORTLAND, Maine – City of Portland officials along with the Portland Fire Department and the Portland Police Department will join on Sunday for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at Fort Allen Park. Fire Chief David Jackson and Police Chief Michael Sauschuck will participate in a wreath laying ceremony just before a moment of silence at 8:46 AM to mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The Portland Fire Department will also be participating in a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Sunday at the Portland Elks Lodge at 1945 Congress St from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM. People can walk in to give blood or sign up ahead of time online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp. 
 
WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade, Portland.