Returns – LaxProsLaxPros
Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)
Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at [email protected]
Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at [email protected] and send your item to: 36 Waldron Way Portland Maine USA 04103.
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.
To return your product, you should mail your product to: 36 Waldron Way Portland Maine USA 04103.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
Sports Teams/Coaches – Cheverus High School
Head Coach: Craig Roberts — [email protected]
Team Liaisons :
Wendy McKenny — [email protected]
and Stephanie Pothier — [email protected] com
For those new to girls soccer at Cheverus, the summer programming is about inclusion and team building first and foremost. It is open to all players, regardless of previous team placement and regardless of skill level. -Attendance is not mandatory; finding balance between friends, family, and athletics is important especially during the summer. As I said at the banquet last season, ask yourself, “what can I give to girls soccer?” and then do your best to give that.
We have three focus areas each summer:
- program-building (We want players to leave the summer more comfortable and confident about entering Cheverus and we want them to know they are an important part of the girls’ soccer “family.”)
- fundamentals and fitness (We want all players to get touches on the ball and develop a base level of fitness to avoid injury when the preseason starts)
- core values (We want all players to invest in certain core values that have shaped the program’s success. That process starts during the summer)
COVID protocols will basically be the same as at school. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for temperature screening and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible. It is my understanding that players and coaches, who are fully vaccinated, will not have to quarantine should a player contract COVID or be a “close contact.”
Prospective captains meeting (TBA)
- Monday, June 21 Skills & Small-Sided Games. 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 947 Washington Ave.
- Wednesday, June 23 Skills & Small-Sided Games. 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 947 Washington Ave.
- Friday, June 25
“Fun Fitness” & Team Building. TBA.
- Monday, June 28 Game vs. Maranacook. Time TBA. 947 Washington Ave.
- Wednesday, June 30 Skills & Small-Sided Games. 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 947 Washington Ave.
- Wednesday, July 7 Skills & Small-Sided Games. 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 947 Washington Ave.
- Friday, July 9 Skills & Small-Sided Games. 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 947 Washington Ave.
- Monday, July 12
- Wednesday, July 14 Summer League Game. 5:15 – 7:30 pm. Site TBA.*
- Friday, July 16 “Fun Fitness” & Team Building. TBA.
- Monday, July 19 Summer League Game. 5:15 – 7:30 pm. Site TBA.*
- Wednesday, July 21 Summer League Game. 5:15 – 7:30 pm. Site TBA.*
- Friday, July 23 “Fun Fitness” & Team Building. TBA.
- Monday, July 26 Summer League Game. 5:15 – 7:30 pm. Site TBA.*
- Wednesday, July 28
- Friday, July 30 “Fun Fitness” & Team Building. TBA.
The cost for participating in summer soccer this year is $75. This pays for coaching, summer league fees, and officials. Players will get a “Cheverus Girls Soccer” shirt to use in the summer league and keep afterward.
Checks should be made payable to “Cheverus High School” (“Girls Soccer” in the memo line).
Except for prospective captains, attendance is optional at summer training.
What to bring? Cleats, “running shoes,” plenty of water, face covering, mouth guard, shin guards
The summer league schedule is tentative as some schools are still determining if they will offer summer athletics. If we don’t have a game, we will have training at 947 Washington Ave.
Again, please remember, ALL players are welcome to participate in summer activities! Even if you don’t end up playing in the fall, come join us for the summer!
A note for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Rules require that you’ve been accepted at Cheverus, you’ve paid the deposit, and you are done at your sending school prior to participating in summer programming.
Kennebec Youth Lacrosse Home Page
Welcome to Kennebec Youth Lacrosse 2021.
3-27-21 UPDATE on 2021 Spring Season
Hello All Cannons, the registration deadline has come and gone and our uniform orders have been submitted. We had a better than hoped for turnout and all of our teams are fully stocked and ready for the season. The schedule is being worked on as we speak. For anyone who still wants to sign up for the season, we request that you contact us first at [email protected] The only time we turn anyone away is if our team sizes get to be too large.
2-24-21 UPDATE on 2021 Spring Season
Hello All Kennebec Youth Lacrosse Players and Families,
All of us on the Kennebec Youth Lacrosse Board are happy to say that we fully plan on having a 2021 lacrosse season. We have been in contact with Maine Youth Lacrosse, of which we are a member organization, and they believe that we are a “go” for the year. We will be following Maine CDC guidelines as well as those decided upon by US Lacrosse and Maine Youth Lacrosse regarding our COVID policies.
We will NOT be having our traditional pre-season Armory clinics and do not foresee having any indoor practices. We will wait for the snow to clear and once dry, we will be outdoors playing the game we love. For those of you strongly wanting to play indoor lacrosse, Augusta Recreation has an indoor clinic on their webpage and the Maine Mussels and Maineiax are also running clinics.
Signups for the season ARE NOW LIVE. Our DEADLINE for registration will be end of the day on Sunday, March 21st. Anything after that will be considered late and subject to a fee increase as well as at risk of not getting a uniform. (Sorry, but our uniform orders are required by then in order to be ready for the season.)
We want to stress that EVERYONE is welcome to play for KYL even if you have not been with Kennebec Youth Lacrosse before. We realize that some of our fellow youth organizations will not be running in 2021 and we would like to offer everyone a place to play even if they intend to rejoin their “home” organizations next year. We are all one community and can’t wait to work together.
We have kept the uniform and registration costs the same as last year. Scholarships are available to those of you in need. Just notify one of the Coaches or Board Members about your request.
Thank you for playing this great sport,
Pre-Season Armory Clinics 2021
Will not be held this year due to COVID. We ARE having our regular season.
Regular Season Information
Grades Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Program
The K-2 co-ed instructional league will be coached by Ryan Michaud and a rotation of our older grade coaches.
The program will take place at the Ice Vault in Hallowell. Sessions will tentatively be from Noon to 1PM on Sundays. Our first session weather permitting is planned for May 2nd and our last session will be on June 13th. We will notify you via e-mail regarding weather cancellations.
The goal of the program is to teach basic skills. This is not a travel team. We will not be playing games against teams from other towns. We may scrimmage from time to time but that is up to the coaches.
No equipment is necessary other than a mouthpiece and sneakers. Feel free to use your own stick and protective eyewear if you have any.
A Kennebec Cannons practice pinnie is included in your registration fee. Please wear it to all of your clinics.
The fee for the program is $30. The kids in the K-2 co-ed program will also need to enroll as a US Lacrosse member. The cost for US Lacrosse membership is an additional $30. In order to register with Kennebec Youth Lacrosse, you must first have your 2021 US Lacrosse membership.
Tip: When registering with US Lacrosse you will be asked what league you belong to (Maine Youth Lacrosse) as well as what Organization (Kennebec Youth Lacrosse.)
Link to US Lacrosse: https://www.uslacrosse.org/
Grades 3-8 Program
The Registration fee for grades 3-8 is $100 per player.
Our “Classic” Cannons uniform top and bottom will be provided on loan for the 3rd-4th grade players at no additional charge.
The 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade teams will be using our “new” Sublimated Practice/Game Jerseys and Shorts that the players will now purchase and own. They will have the option in later seasons to keep using the uniforms they now own and save themselves the purchase cost. Players must purchase a full uniform if they do not already have one that they can use from previous years. There will be a section on the registration form to purchase uniforms. We do NOT plan on changing our uniform design unless the manufacturer does.
Optional shooter shirts will also be available on the registration forms. A boys or girls shooter shirt is worn on game days under a players game jersey and equipment. It will be a red performance t-shirt that will have the Cannons logo on the front and the Cannons name on the tail of the shirt. It goes very well with our new Sublimated Jerseys. It has turned out to be a very popular item amongst our players. We will try to order extras this year as we have run out of them three years in a row. Honestly, most of the 3rd thru 8th grade players want a shooter shirt before the end of the season. Our K-2nd graders really do not need a shooter shirt.
ALL players must have a current US Lacrosse membership, which is an additional $30. In order to register with Kennebec Youth Lacrosse, you must first have your 2021 US Lacrosse membership.
Tip: When registering with US Lacrosse you will be asked what league you belong to (Maine Youth Lacrosse) as well as what Organization (Kennebec Youth Lacrosse.)
Link to US Lacrosse: https://www.uslacrosse.org/
We field a 3rd-4th grade team, a 5th-6th grade team and a 7th-8th grade team for both boys and girls. The younger teams typically practice 2 times a week with games on the weekend. The 7th-8th grade teams may practice up to 4 times a week. They will have games during the week in place of some practices.
Tournaments are on the weekends. We do NOT anticipate any tournaments being run in 2021 due to COVID.
Once we get closer to the season and we determine how many teams there will be and who will be coaching, the practice schedules will be published. Practices usually begin around the middle of April or as soon as the fields are safe and dry. There will not be indoor practices in 2021 due to COVID. If we can get time on Artificial Turf fields in early April, we will let you know.
Games typically start around the last weekend in April and last until the middle of June. We play in a travel league against teams from Bangor to Cape Elizabeth.
We do not supply equipment. A typical starter set of equipment costs around $200 for boys and $80 for girls. Please see below regarding our Dick’s and Laxpros sale days. For those in need, we do have some used equipment that we can loan out. However, you take your chances on what we might have available. Please contact any Coach or Board Member if you wish to borrow equipment.
Multiple Child Discount
We WILL be keeping our multiple child per family discount.
Breakdown: When you sign up 2 or more players, you can reduce the cost of each player by $5.
US Lacrosse Membership
ALL kids (including K-2) must have an active US Lacrosse membership number prior to registration. Go to www.uslacrosse.org to sign up/renew. This provides the club/players insurance coverage as well as a 12 month Lacrosse Magazine subscription. It must be valid through June 30, 2021.
Tip: When registering with US Lacrosse you will be asked what league you belong to (Maine Youth Lacrosse) as well as what Organization (Kennebec Youth Lacrosse.)
Our registration deadline for all regular season programs is the end of the day on Sunday, March 21st. Late registrations will be assessed a late fee. There also is no guarantee that we can provide our new sublimated game uniforms to late registrants. Our deadline from the uniform supplier is March 25th. They do not accept single uniform requests. Sorry. You can register Online on this webpage when registration opens. (OPEN NOW.) You can also register at our Dick’s (Augusta store) Day Sale March 20th. A registrar will be at Dick’s on the 20th from the opening of the store until Noon. See above regarding US Lacrosse membership requirements which will need to be completed before registering in store at Dick’s.
Scholarships are available for those who need a little extra help. Please contact any of the Coaches or Board Members to learn more. We want EVERYONE to be able to play this game. If you know of someone who might need a scholarship and needs encouragement to ask for one, please let us know.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Appreciation Days
Friday, March 19th thru Monday, March 22nd, we will be having our sale at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Augusta. There will be 20% off throughout the store all day on each of those days. You will receive 20% off your entire purchase whether directly related to lacrosse or not. Just mention that you are with Kennebec Youth Lacrosse and ENJOY! And yes, the more that is spent during those 2 days by Kennebec Youth Lacrosse families, the greater the sponsorship we receive from Dick’s Sporting Goods the following year. Might be a great time to pick up that set of golf clubs…
All Kennebec Youth Lacrosse participants have a 10% discount at LaxPros retail store in Portland. Just mention that you are with Kennebec Youth Lacrosse at checkout.
For more information contact Gene Cheng at [email protected] or call 207-215-7950
BOYS LACROSSE SKILLS | Seacoast United Maine
Instructors for this 6-week boys’ lacrosse skills program include: Chad Hopkins and Tiger Hopkins, as well as Aiden Glover and Xavier Michaud. Full equipment is required, with minimal to controlled contact.
All sessions take place at the Seacoast United Maine Topsham Dome, 20 Atwood Rd., Topsham, ME.
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|7th-8th Grade||Fridays||1/8/.21-2/12/21||7-8pm||6 weeks||$75||Click Here|
|9th-12th Grade||Fridays||1/8/21-2/12/21||7-8:30pm||6 weeks||$85||Click Here|
|BOYS LACROSSE – SESSION II|
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|9th-12th Grade||Fridays||2/19/21-3/26/21||7-8:30pm||6 weeks||$85||Click Here|
Questions? Please contact Jim Wade at [email protected] com or by phone at 207-844-8477
Where to Find Used Outdoor Gear and Sporting Goods in Portland
Ready to upgrade your gear or embark on a new adventure this year? Before you buy new, swing by one of these Portland stores and save on used outdoor gear and sporting goods. You might be able to save even more by selling or consigning your old gear while you’re there.
There are so many places to find used outdoor gear and sporting goods these days, but how do you know you’re getting the most for your money? Unless you are a pro at properly assessing the quality of what you’re buying, you could be spending too much on equipment that is past its prime. Leave it up to the experts at these Portland outdoor gear and sporting goods stores.
Here’s a list of a few places you should visit for used outdoor gear and sporting goods in Portland. If you know of another great place to find good quality used gear at an affordable price, send us a message!
Where to Find Used Outdoor Gear and Sporting Goods in Portland
Since 1997, Next Adventure has been supplying Portlanders with high quality new and used outdoor gear. The store has a wide range of supplies for adults and kids, including camping, climbing, paddling and snow activities. If you’re looking for all things outdoor adventure, this store has you covered.
Next Adventure does not list its used gear online so you will have to visit the store to view the latest inventory.
If you are interested in selling your old gear, you can do so at the Bargain Basement. Next Adventure will give you store credit for quality gear that is clean and functional. You can sell your used gear at all four Next Adventure locations. Call to make an appointment before you visit.
Next Adventure‘s main location is at 426 SE. Grand Ave. in Portland. You can also visit the Sandy store, Portland Paddle Sports Center and Scappoose Bay Paddling Center.
The store offers a selection of new and used outdoor gear, clothing and accessories with an inventory that changes with the seasons. Foster Outdoor does list some of its used inventory online, but I recommend visiting the store in person to see everything it has in stock.
If you have some outdoor gear or outdoor apparel you’d like to sell, Foster Outdoor does accept items for consignment. The store’s goal is to set pricing that benefits both the customer and Foster Outdoor while promoting quick sell-through. You don’t need an appointment to consign your gear.
Foster Outdoor is located at 6927 S.E. Foster Rd. in Portland.
Play It Again Sports
This is a national chain with nearby locations in Beaverton and Vancouver. The company sells new and used sporting equipment and fitness gear. For the team players in your family, Play It Again Sports also sells used team sporting equipment.
Products at the store include fitness and exercise equipment; football, baseball, softball, volleyball, ice and field hockey, lacrosse, soccer and track & field gear; and bicycles and winter sports gear.
If you have sporting or fitness gear you’d like to sell, bring it with you. The stores will pay cash for quality used goods or you can trade your old items for what you are buying at the store. It may not cover the full cost, but it will save you money on your purchase. You don’t need an appointment to sell your gear.
Play It Again Sports has two locations in the Portland metro area:
Play It Again Sports – Vancouver
11505 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Suite D-1
Vancouver, WA 98662
Play It Again Sports – Beaverton
9244 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005
U.S. Outdoor has been family-owned and operated since 1957. It has just about everything you could think of for outdoor gear and apparel, and carries all your favorite brands. Stop by the store to see the full inventory of used goods.
The store does accept lightly used gear and outdoor apparel for consignment. Items you can consign depend on the season. Apparel items need to be less than 5 years old. Gear has to be less than 2 years old. All consignment items must be brands the store already carries. Make sure you call or email the store before bringing in your items.
U.S. Outdoor is located at 600 NW 14th Ave, Suite 100 in Portland.
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Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach/Equipment Manager job in Gorham at University of Southern MaineStatement of Job:
Chances like this do not come up often so please read on and considering joining our team!
By focusing our work towards student success, USM Athletics supports the University’s Service Promise to be Student Focused Every Day. We live this service promise and seek a team member who understands this and supports our values of Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness. We are committed to ensuring our work reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all students.
If this approach appeals to you, our Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Manager, Equipment Operations position may be right for you. This is a 10-month, ongoing position (mid-August through mid-May) and is responsible for the oversight of the USM Women’s Lacrosse program as well as Equipment Operations. The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for the overall organization, administration and development of the USM women’s lacrosse program. The women’s lacrosse coach will provide leadership and guidance to team members and create an environment where student-athletes are challenged, supported, and can experience success while growing as individuals. The women’s lacrosse coach will attend department meetings, support departmental and institutional initiatives, work to support student success, be involved in community service and outreach activities, conduct fundraising activities as approved by departmental administration and will be focused on student satisfaction, customer service, and take part in annual program review. The women’s lacrosse coach will represent the department and institution at University, state, regional and national conferences and meetings.
In addition, this position will also serve in the role of Manager of Equipment Operations. In this role, the incumbent is responsible for managing and overseeing the maintenance of all athletic and sports equipment for the University’s intercollegiate athletic sports programs including working and staffing the equipment room, performing laundering services, maintaining inventory records, ordering necessary supplies and overseeing equipment room operations. The successful candidate will also work closely with members of the athletic staff and internal and external group rentals to help oversee and manage athletic facilities, monitor risk management concerns and assist with the day-to-day functioning of the Costello Sport Complex and external fields and facilities.
The Department of Athletics is located at the University of Southern Maine Gorham campus, which is part of the Greater Portland Maine metro area that is home to over half a million people with a lively, livable community including a hotspot, nationally known for its arts and culture, outdoor recreation, beautiful beaches, and amazing food. Over 60 languages and dialects are spoken in the greater Portland area alone!
We are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, those in our LGBTQI communities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
For a complete job description, click here .
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis on teaching, coaching and leadership
- A minimum of three years of coaching experience at the high school, club or college level
- Experience working with students in a team or sports setting
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Strong work ethic and a commitment to student-athletes
- Commitment to student development and student success
Pay & Benefits: The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
Benefits Information Summary
Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the greater Southern Maine area has to offer.
Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.” You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a statement explaining how a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging can help a team achieve greater success and advance the Athletic department as a whole.
All required materials must be submitted by May 30, 2021. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
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Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Diversity Statement
This job was posted on Tue Jun 01 2021 and expired on Thu Jun 10 2021.
Boys’ lacrosse: Waynflete handles Oak Hill to win Class C state title
They started with a bang and finished with a flourish.
The top-seeded Waynflete boys left no doubt Saturday afternoon in the Class C lacrosse state championship game with a 17-5 victory over No. 2 Oak Hill/Monmouth/Lisbon at Fitzpatrick Stadium.
Sam Whipple scored four of his five goals in the first half as the Flyers (14-1) built a 9-0 lead and were never seriously threatened on the way to their second state title in three years.
“We love playing our hard schedule and they don’t have that same luxury,” Waynflete senior defender Ben Adey said of the previously unbeaten Raiders (13-1). “We knew if we came out hard and got some quick goals, they haven’t faced that adversity before.”
It was Adey, a defender, who put the icing on the cake in the final minute, scoring the first goal of his career by finishing off a textbook give-and-go with classmate Ned Lane. The victory also marked the ninth team title of Adey’s illustrious athletic career. Since his freshman winter, his Alpine skiing (three), tennis (three), soccer (two) and lacrosse (one) seasons each ended with a championship.
“I saw him cutting to the crease,” Lane said, “and I wanted him to get a goal.”
Adey was one of nine Flyers to score. Lane had three goals, Harry Millspaugh and Seth Cloutier two apiece and Owen Anderson, Nils Burton-Johanson, Roan Hopkins, Nico Kirby each had one.
“We don’t have pressure on just one person,” Whipple said. “We can share the ball and rely on our teammates. Everybody can put it in the back of the net.”
Millspaugh misfired a few times early, then spent much of the rest of the game setting up teammates. He finished with five assists. He said he recently restrung the net of his stick and understood within a few minutes that he would be more effective as a passer than a shooter.
“Guys were getting open and I found them, and they were getting goals,” he said, “so I figured why not keep going to them.”
Defensively, Adey and sophomore Liam Anderson shadowed Oak Hill’s most dangerous attackers, Travis Caron and Tiger Hopkins. Mike Veroneau, Jasper Curtis and goalie Alex Vest (11 saves) took care of the rest.
Caron and Riley Worth scored for Oak Hill to open the third quarter and cut the margin to 9-3, but that marked the only time the Raiders, making their first appearance in a state title game, put together consecutive goals.
“We’re not used to playing in a big game,” Oak Hill Coach Joey Hinkley said. “Lot of people here. Big city. And it’s tough when you don’t get to see teams like this during the regular season.”
The only blemish for Waynflete this spring came against Class A South runner-up Berwick Academy. On Saturday, Whipple struck twice in the first four minutes, sandwiched around a Millspaugh feed to Hopkins for a quick 3-0 lead.
“You’re holding your breath, just hoping you can get on the board first and have that little release,” Waynflete Coach Andrew Leach said. “And as soon as we did, it just kept going from there.”
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Hebron Academy (Hebron Academy Private School) (Portland, USA) – how to apply, prices, reviews
- Location: Hebron, Maine, USA
- Founded: in 1804
- Age of students: 13-18 years
- Total number of students: 250 people (approximately 70 foreigners from 25 countries of the world)
- Type of study: joint (mixed)
- Type of accommodation: residence (full board) – about 170 people
- Language of instruction: English.
Hebron Academy Private Boarding School (Hebron Academy Private School) is one of the oldest in the United States: it was opened back in 1804 and for more than 200 years of successful work has accumulated serious teaching experience and many traditions, has earned a reputation among students and colleagues in the educational world. An educational institution near the small town of Hebron (Maine) offers educational programs for high school students (9-12) – both a classical program and courses for in-depth, advanced study of AP (Advanced Placement).Both boys and girls study at the school, both Americans and representatives of more than 25 countries of the planet – while the school manages to maintain a chamber, family atmosphere, there are only about 250 students here.
Students and parents alike celebrate the school’s excellent campus: 900 hectares of green, scenic rolling hills and valleys at the foot of the imposing White Mountains. And students actively use the advantageous territorial location: they constantly go hiking, go in for sports tourism and orienteering, master rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding.
Teachers and personal tutors help each student create a personal, unique curriculum: classes are formed small in order to apply an individual, personal approach to each student (up to 12 people in each). Seminars, lectures and discussions on each subject, thematically and semantic overlap with other disciplines, which helps to make learning more effective, comprehensive, and deep. The ratio of teachers to students is approximately 1: 7. About 28-30% of the school’s students are foreigners from 25 countries of the world: children of any nationality, skin color and religious affiliation can study here.
There is also a separate business and entrepreneurship program for high school students: they can create a personal business project and even receive a grant for its implementation – this is very much appreciated by representatives of admissions commissions and helps to earn extra points when enrolling in the best universities in the USA and the world. Among the universities that are especially popular with Hebron Academy graduates, the following prestigious and rating institutions can be noted:
- Boston University
- Emory University
- New York University
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- Drexel University
- Emmanuel College
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida Institute of Technology
- Fordham University
- Franklin and Marshall College
- Hobart and William Smith Coleges
- Long Island University
- Maine Maritime Academy
- New England College
- Northeastern University
- Parsons New School for Design
- Saint Mary’s University
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Syracuse University
- University of California, San Diego
- University of Washington in St. Louis
- US Military Academy
- US Naval Academy
- Washington and Jefferson College
- Wentworth Institute of Technology and many others.
Moreover, the percentage of successfully entering graduates is as close as possible to 100%.
It is also worth noting a special program for the development of public speaking skills, public speaking and discussion skills: this way students prepare for university studies and for building a career, become more self-confident.
For each year, students choose 2 priority areas of sports and outdoor activities. Among the most popular and developed sports are football, softball and baseball, tennis and lacrosse – in these sports, school teams have repeatedly become state champions and have shown outstanding results in national tournaments and competitions.90,000 Portland, Maine – Russian
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Portland is the most populous city in the US state of Maine and the capital of Cumberland County. Portland’s population as of 2019 was 66,215. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people and is the 105th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Portland’s economy is largely dependent on services and tourism. The Old Port area is known for its 19th century architecture and nightlife. The maritime industry continues to play an important role in the city’s economy with an active waterfront that supports fishing and commercial shipping.Portland is the largest seaport in New England.
Phoenix (mythology) city seal Portland was named after the English island of Portland, Dorset. In turn, the city of Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine. Portland itself is derived from the Old English word Portland, which means “the land that surrounds the harbor.”
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Native Americans originally called the Peninsula Portland Machigon (“Big Neck”).Portland was named after the English island of Portland, and the city of Portland, Oregon, in turn, was named after Portland, Maine. The first European settler was Captain Christopher Levett, an English naval captain who was granted the right to establish a settlement in Casco Bay in 1623. A New England councilor and agent of Ferdinando Gorges, Levett built a stone house in which he left a company of ten and then returned to England to write a book about his travels to support the settlement.The settlement ultimately failed, and the fate of Levett’s colonists is unknown. The explorer sailed from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony to meet John Winthrop in 1630, but never returned to Maine. Fort Levett in the harbor is named after him.
The peninsula was founded in 1632 as a fishing and trading village called Casco. When the Massachusetts Bay Colony took over Casco Bay in 1658, the city’s name changed again to Falmouth.In 1676, the village was destroyed by the Abenaki during the war of King Philip. It has been restored. During King William’s war, a detachment of the French and their native allies attacked and largely destroyed it again at the Battle of Fort Loyal (1690).
On October 18, 1775, Falmouth was burned during the revolution by the Royal Navy under the command of Captain Henry Mowat. After the war, a part of Falmouth called the Neck developed as a trading port and began to develop rapidly as a shipping center.In 1786, the people of Falmouth formed a separate city in Falmouth Neck and named it Portland, after an island off the coast of Dorset in England. Portland’s economy was heavily bolstered by the 1807 Embargo Act (banning trade with the British), which ended in 1809, and the War of 1812, which ended in 1815.
Maine was founded in 1820 as a state with Portland as its capital. In 1832, the capital was moved north and east to Augusta. In 1851, Maine took the lead in the nation by enacting the first state law to prohibit the sale of alcohol except for “medical, mechanical, or industrial purposes.”This law later became known as the Maine law, and 18 states quickly followed suit. On June 2, 1855, the Portland Rum Riot took place.
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In 1853, following the completion of the Great Main Railroad to Montreal, Portland became a major ice-free winter port for Canadian exports. Portland, located on Fore Street, manufactured more than 600 19th century steam locomotives, as well as train and boat engines, fire engines and other railroad equipment.The Portland-based company was for a time the city’s largest employer, and many of its employees were immigrants from Canada, Ireland and Italy. Portland became a 20th century railroad junction when five additional rail lines merged to form the Portland Terminal Company in 1911. Following the nationalization of the Grand Trunk system in 1923, Canadian export traffic was diverted from Portland to Halifax, Nova Scotia, resulting in a notable local economic downturn…. In the 20th century, icebreakers later allowed ships to reach Montreal in winter, dramatically reducing Portland’s role as Canada’s winter port.
On June 26, 1863, a Confederate raiding force led by Captain Charles Reed entered Portland Harbor, leading to the Battle of Portland Harbor, one of the most northerly battles of the Civil War. The Great Fire of 1866 in Portland, Maine on July 4, 1866, which broke out during the Independence Day celebrations, destroyed most of the commercial buildings in the city, half of the churches and hundreds of homes.More than 10,000 people were left homeless.
By an Act of the Maine Legislature in 1899, Portland annexed the city of Deering, despite the fact that the inhabitants of Deering voted against the annexation, thereby significantly increasing the size of the city and opening up areas for development outside the peninsula.
The construction of The Maine Mall, a gated shopping center based in the suburbs of South Portland in the 1970s, led to an economic downturn in downtown Portland. The trend changed when tourists and new businesses began to revive the old seaport, part of which the locals call the Old Port.Since the 1990s, the historically industrial area of Bayside has grown rapidly, including the involvement of Whole Foods and Trader Joes supermarkets, as well as Baxter’s Academy of Technology and Science, an increasingly popular charter school. Other booming areas include the India Street area near Ocean Gateway and Munjoy Hill, where many modern apartments have been built. The Maine College of Art has revitalized the city center, attracting students from all over the country. The historic Porteous building on Congress Street has been rebuilt by the college.Portland is known for being a walkable city, offering many hiking opportunities related to its maritime and architectural history.
meets State Street, Park Avenue and Deering Avenue.
According to the US Census Bureau, the city has a total area of land and water. Portland is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay on the shores of the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean.
Portland is bordered by South Portland, Westbrook and Falmouth.The city is located at 43.66713 N, 70.20717 W.
Portland has a humid continental climate (Köppen-Dfb), with cold, snowy and often long winters and warm, relatively short summers. Average monthly high temperatures range from around January to around July. Daily high temperatures only reach or exceed 4 days per year on average, while cold seasons average lows or below 10 nights per year. The area can experience strong winds and snowfalls in winter, often reaching more than one foot.The annual amount of liquid precipitation (rainfall) is moderate and abundant all year round, but with slightly drier summers. The annual amount of frozen precipitation (snow) in the city on average. However, in areas further from the nearest coast, the average annual rainfall is slightly higher, as warmer ocean waters and coastal currents can cause snow to turn into snow or rain along the coast. In southern Maine, winter snowstorms can be intense from November to early April, while warm season thunderstorms are somewhat less common than in the Midwest, Mid Atlantic, and southeastern United States.Direct hits from hurricanes or tropical storms are rare, due in part to the generally cooler Atlantic waters off the coast of Maine (which tend to weaken tropical systems), but primarily due to the fact that most tropical systems approaching or reaching 40 degrees north latitude, repeat (due to the Coriolis force) and head east towards the sea south of Portland. Temperature extremes range from February 16, 1943 to July 4, 1911, and August 2, 1975.
Portland is made up of neighborhoods that are recognized by residents but lack legal or political authority. In many cases, city signs represent districts or intersections (often referred to as corners). Most city blocks have a local association, which usually maintains ongoing relationships of varying degrees with the city government on issues affecting the area.
On March 8, 1899, Portland annexed the neighboring town of Deering.Before the merger, the Deering districts now include the northern and eastern parts of the city. Portland Deering High School was formerly Deering Public High School.
The Portland Neighborhood includes the Art District, Portland, Maine Little Diamond Island Lunt’s Corner Morrill’s Corner Munjoy Hill Nason’s Corner Peaks Island Riverton Park Rosemont Stroudwater West End and Woodford’s Corner.
Beginning in the mid-2000s and continuing through the 2010s, many neighborhoods in Portland faced gentrification.In 2015, the Portland Press Herald published a series of articles documenting the “super-dense apartment market” and the injuries caused by evictions and skyrocketing monthly rents. WBUR, Aug 4, 2017 Also this year, city landlords have increased their rents by an average of 17.4%, the second-largest jump in the country. NEKN, 23 June 2015
2010 census90,018 According to the 2010 census, 66,194 people, 30,725 households and 13,324 families lived in the city.The population density was 33,836 housing units with an average racial density of the city of 85.0% white (83.6% only non-Hispanic whites), up from 96.6% in 1990, 7.1% African American, 0.5 % Native American, 3.5% Asian, 1.2% of other races, and 2.7% of two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 3.0% of the population. 40.7% of the population held a bachelor’s degree or higher. Men’s Health ranked Portland the ninth most educated city in America.90,099 There were 30,725 families of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.7% were married couples living together, 10.1% of families were women without a husband, 3.6% of families lived without a wife. and 56.6% did not have a family. 40.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.07 and the average family size is 2.88. 90,099 The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 17.1% of residents were under the age of 18, 11.4% were between 18 and 24, 33.1% were between 25 and 44, 25.9% were between 45 and 64, and 12.6 % – at the age of 65 and older.The gender composition of the city was 48.8% males and 51.2% females.
According to the 2000 census, 64,250 people, 29,714 households and 13,549 families lived in the city. The population density was 3,029.2 people per square mile (1169.6 / km2). There were 31,862 housing units with an average density of 1,502.2 people per square mile (580.0 / km2). 90,099 According to the US Census Bureau, suburban Portland ranked 147th in the country in 2000 with a population of 243,537, while the Portland / South Portland / Biddeford metropolitan area had 487,568 residents.This increased to about 513,102 residents (and the largest metro area in Northern New England). Much of this increase in population has come from growth in the southern and western suburbs of the city. 90,099 The racial makeup of the city was 91.27% White, 2.59% African American, 0.47% Native American, 3.08% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.67% non-African, and 1.86% representatives of two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 1.52% of the population.90,099 Largest ancestors – British (including Scots, Welsh and British) (21.2%), Irish (19.2%), French (10.8%), Italians (10.5%) and Germans (6.9%) ). 90,099 There were 29,714 families of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.1% were married couples, 10.5% were female without a husband and 54.4% were non-families … 40.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.89.90,099 The population was distributed in the city: 18.8% under the age of 18, 10.7% between the ages of 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 13 , 9% are aged 65 and over. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males. 90,099 The median household income in the city was $ 35,650 and the median family income was $ 48,763. The median income for men was $ 31,828, compared with $ 27,173 for women.The per capita income for the city was $ 22,698. About 9.7% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.
Race / Ethnic Composition
Portland became the economic capital of Maine because it has Maine’s largest port with the largest population and is located near Boston (105 miles south). Over the years, the local economy has moved from fishing, manufacturing and agriculture to a more service-oriented economy.Most national financial institutions, such as Bank of America and Key Bank, base their operations in Maine in Portland. Unum, TruChoice Federal Credit Union, People’s United Bank, ImmuCell Corp and Pioneer Telephone are headquartered here, while Portland’s neighboring cities of South Portland, Westbrook and Scarborough provide homes to other corporations including IDEXX and WEX Inc. Since 1867, Burnham Morrill Co., manufacturer of BM Baked Beans, has a main plant in Portland and is considered a landmark.
At the beginning of 2016, the world’s first container train with 15 containers of locally produced bottled water departed from the new international sea terminal.
Americanold, an international provider of temperature controlled storage and distribution services, has won a tender to develop a state-of-the-art controlled temperature warehouse located next to the port. The facility will support direct export imports of perishable food, meat and seafood, but construction has not yet begun.90,099 Portland has low unemployment rate (3% in June 2017) compared to national and state averages. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2017 The city and surrounding communities also have higher median incomes than most residents in the state.
In January 2020, Portland announced the location of a new research institute that will focus on the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Northeastern University has selected technology entrepreneur David Ru to lead the institute, which will include programs that will enable graduate student research.there is also a large subsidy for the housing industry with more than five large real estate development companies wholly into their own business.
Arts and Culture
Portland has a long history of renown in the arts, peaking in the early nineteenth century, when the city was “a rival, not a satellite of either Boston or New York.” During this period, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow began his career as a young poet, and John Neal was central to American literature on the road to its great renaissance.Other notable literary or artistic figures who began their careers or were in their prime during this period include Grenville Mellen, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Cebu Smith, Elizabeth Oaks Smith, Benjamin Paul Akers, Charles Codman, Franklin Simmons, John Rollin Tilton, and Byrd Brown. Portland has been experiencing an art revival since the late twentieth century.
The Arts District, located on Congress Street, is home to the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Stage Company, Maine Historical Society Museum, Portland Public Library, Maine College of Art, Maine Children’s Museum, Merrill Auditorium, Kotchmar Memorial Organ, and Portland Symphony Orchestra, as well as many small art galleries and studios.
Baxter Boulevard around Back Cove, Deering Oaks Park, East Quay, West Quay, Lincoln Park and Riverton Park are all historic parks in the city. Other parks and natural areas include Payson Park, Post Park, Baxter Woods, Evergreen Cemetery, West Cemetery, and Forest River Preserve.
Thompson Point, located in the Libbitown area, underwent renovation and redevelopment in the 2010s. There is a concert venue, skating rink, hotels, restaurants, wineries and breweries.
Other points of interest including
Casco Bay Islands
Arena Cross Insurance
East End Beach
Exchange Street (Old Port Area)
Headlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs
Portland Exhibition Building, Maine Red Claus.
Neal S. Doe Home
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
McLellan Sweet Mansion
Portland Stage Company
University of New England
University of South Maine (USM)
The spire of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception has been a notable feature of the Portland skyline since its completion in 1854.In 1859, Ammy B. Young designed the Naval Hospital, the first of three local works by US Treasury overseer architects. … Although the city lost its post office in 1867 Greek Revival style, which was designed by Alfred B. Mallet in white Vermont marble and had a Corinthian portico, due to renovation, Portland retains an equally monumental 1872 Second Empire Renaissance granite house.
A more recent landmark building is the Franklin Towers, a 16-story residential tower built in 1969.At 175 feet (53 meters), it is the tallest building in Portland (as well as Maine). It is next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the city skyline. During the 1980s construction boom, several new buildings appeared on the peninsula, including the 1983 Charles Shipman Payson Building, designed by Henry N. Cobb of Pei, Cobb, Freed Partners at the Portland Museum of Art (of which the 1801 building is a part). McLellan-Sweat Mansion) and Back Bay Tower, a 15-story residential building built in 1990.
477 Congress Street (known as the Time and Temperature Building) is located near Monument Square in the arts district and is an important landmark – the 14-story building has a large electronic sign on the roof that also displays time and temperature data. as information about a parking ban in winter. The sign can be seen from nearly every corner of downtown Portland. There are several radio stations in the building. The
Westin Portland Harborview, built in 1927, is a renowned hotel located downtown on the High Street.Photographer Todd Webb lived in Portland during his later years and took many pictures of the city. Some of Webb’s paintings can be found in the Evans Gallery.
Food & Beverage
Number of restaurants
Downtown Portland, including the Arts District and Old Port, is home to a wide variety of food and beverage outlets, as well as many other locations throughout the rest of the peninsula, in remote areas and in neighboring communities.
Portland is one of the first in the United States in terms of the number of restaurants and bars per capita.There were about 390 restaurants in Portland in 2017, according to TripAdvisor. Noteworthy are Fore Street, Duckfat, Amato’s, Becky’s Diner, Marcy’s Diner, Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro, Back Bay Grill, Street Co. and Công Tū Bôt.
The city is home to numerous food vans and food carts that park on city streets, at festivals, events and breweries. Most of them work in summer, some work all year round.
Portland has built a national reputation for the quality of its restaurants, eateries and food culture.90,099 Portland has attended many food shows, including the Rachael Ray’s Food Network for $ 40 a day, Travel Channel’s Man v. Food and Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations.
Portland is home to a variety of juice bars, cafes, coffee houses, teahouses, whiskey distilleries, microbreweries and breweries, including D.L. Bay, Bissell Brothers Brewery, Austin Street Brewery, Lone Pine, Foundation Brewery, Oxbow Blending & Butling Brewery, Allagash Brewery.
The Portland liquor industry has also grown in recent years. Distilleries include three Strong Spirits, New England Distilling Co., Stroudwater Distillery, Maine Craft Distillery, Hardshore Distilling Company, and Liquid Riot Bottling Company. Make Mine from Maine
The city is known for its clean tap water. The water comes from Lake Sebago. It follows a pipe to Portland through the Portland Waters District. Lake Sebago is one of the 50 surface water sources out of 13,000 in the country that the Environmental Protection Agency says does not need filtration.
Portland Farmers Market, which has been running continuously since 1768, takes place on Wednesdays at Monument Square, Saturdays at Deering Oaks Park (early May to late November), and Saturdays at Maine Girls’ Academy (early December to late April).
The city has some of the state’s most vegan and vegetarian restaurants, including the 2007 Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro, Nura and Copper Branch.There are over 200 vegetarian restaurants in 2020, according to the Maine Sunday Telegram. 90,099 During the 1970s and 1980s, The Hollow Reed was a prominent vegetarian restaurant on Four Street. Celebrity chef Tony Fiore first filmed the PBS Cooking Show “All Vegan” in 2002 at a cable station in Portland. Since 2009, The Portland Press Herald has published Avery Yale Camila’s vegetarian column in Food Dining. In 2011, Portland public schools added a daily vegetarian cold lunch to their school menu.In 2019, the district switched to a daily hot vegetarian school meal.
Portland hosts a number of food and drink festivals, including the United Nations
, held in July at Deering Oaks Park and organized by a group of local organizations.
Festival, a three-day event in June at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
at the harbor, a multi-day event taking place in October in Boston.
Street Festival Bazaar, a three-day event in August outside the parish of St. Peter, dedicated to the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the feast of St. Rocco.
Brewers Festival held several times a year by the Maine Brewers’ Guild.
VegFest, held in October and has been organized by the Maine Animal Coalition since 2005. The event includes all vegan options and was originally called the Maine Vegetarian Food Festival.
Food Security Fundraiser that ended after 2015 but reoccurred in 2019
Restaurant Week, which lasts more than 12 days in March.
Seaweed Week, held in the spring.
A national ban begins in Portland. Portland’s mayor and temperance leader, Neil Doe, led Maine to ban the sale of alcohol in 1851. The law led to a riot in Portland in 1855. Canned corn was developed in Portland by N. Winslow. By 1852, Winslow’s patented hermetically sealed green corn was a commercial success and the company became a world leader in the canning industry. Amato, a city restaurant for Italian delicacies, claims to be the birthplace of the Italian sandwich, which locals call “Italian,” first served in 1903 by Amato.The historic BM Baked Beans plant, built in 1913, continues to operate on the waterfront.
There are three minor league teams in the city. The Portland Sea Dogs – Double Farm of the Boston Red Sox – play at Headlock Field. Maine Red Claus, the Boston Celtics NBA G League, plays at the Portland Exhibition Building. The Portland Phoenix GPS soccer teams play in the USL’s second league.
Portland was previously home to several minor league hockey teams – Maine Nordics (NHL) from 1973 to 1977, Maine Mariners (AHL) from 1977 to 1992, and Port Pirates (AHL) from 1993 to 2016.The Mariners were three-time Calder Cup winners. In 2018, another EHL team, the Main Mariners, returned the minor league hockey team to Portland. 90,099 The National League Arena Maine mammoths played in 2018 and were the first home soccer team to call Portland home. The team suspended operations after one season while negotiating with local property groups.
The Portland Sports Complex, located adjacent to Park and Brighton Avenue adjacent to I-295 and Deering Oaks Park, houses several city stadiums and arenas, including …
Headlock Field – baseball (7,368 capacity)
Fitzpatrick Stadium – soccer, football, lacrosse , field hockey and open track (capacity 6,000+ seats)
Portland Exposition Building – basketball, indoor track, concerts and trade shows (capacity 3,000 people).
Portland Ice Arena – Hockey & Figure Skating (400 capacity)
After renovation in 2014, Cross Insurance Arena has 6,733 permanent locations.
The Portland area has eleven professional golf courses, 124 tennis courts and 95 playgrounds. There are also more than a few nature trails here.
Maine Marathon is held in Portland every October.
Bayside Bowl was expanded in 2017 to 20 lanes, including a rooftop terrace. It took place at the 2017 League of Legends Championship and Elias.
Memorial Stadium is home to the sports teams of Deering High School and is located behind the school.
Parks and Recreation
The City of Portland includes over 700 acres of outdoor space and public parks. The city and the surrounding area are linked by 70 miles of trails, both urban and wooded, maintained by the nonprofit Portland Trails. The city requires the use of organic methods of land maintenance, both public and private.In 2018, Portland City Council banned the use of synthetic pesticides.
Notable and historic parks including
Deering Oaks Park
Congress Square Park
East End Beach
Riverside Municipal Golf Course
Fort Sumner Park
Fore River Reserve
Quarry Run Dog Park
The city adopted a municipal manager-style government detailed in the document. Portland’s citizens are represented by a nine-member city council that sets policy, makes ordinances, approves appropriations, appoints the city manager, and oversees the city government. The nine-member city council is elected by the citizens of Portland. The city has five constituencies, each of which elects a city councilor who represents the interests of their district for a three-year term.There are also four city councilors who are elected from a wide range.
From 1923 to 2011, City Councilors elected one of them each year for the post of Mayor of Portland – mostly a ceremonial office. On November 2, 2010, Portland voters narrowly approved the measure that allowed them to elect a mayor. On November 8, 2011, Former State Senator and US Congressional Candidate Michael F. Brennan was elected Mayor. On December 5, 2011, he was sworn in as the first citizen elected as mayor in 88 years (see.The mayor’s office is a four-year position that brings in salaries equal to 150% of the city’s median income. The current mayor is Keith Snyder, who defeated incumbent mayor Ethan Streamling in the 2019 mayoral election for Portland, Maine.
The head of the city is appointed by the city council. The city manager oversees the day-to-day activities of the city administration, appoints heads of city departments, prepares annual budgets. The city manager directs all city agencies and departments and is responsible for enforcing laws and policies passed by the city council.The current City Manager is John Jennings.
In addition to the main city council, there is also an elected school board for the Portland public school system. The school council is in the same order as the city council, with five district members, four members overall, and one chairman. There are also three local high school students selected to serve on the council. There are many other boards and committees such as the Planning Committee, Appeals Board, Port Commission, etc.E. These committees and councils have limited powers in their respective areas of competence. Members of councils and committees are appointed by members of the city council. 90,099 On November 5, 2013, Portland voters overwhelmingly approved a decree legalizing the possession and private use of adult cannabis, making the city the first municipality in the eastern United States to do so.
Baxter Academy for Technology and Science (charter)
Casco Bay High School (Expeditionary)
Cheverus High School (Private)
Deering High School (Public)
Portland Art Graduate School (Vocational School)
Portland High School ( public)
Waynefleet School (private)
Colleges and universities
Maine College of Art
University of Maine School of Law
University of New England (formerly Westbrook College)
University of Southern Maine
NBC City Branch located in the Arts District
Portland is home to a variety of publishing and broadcasting companies, advertising agencies, web designers, commercial photography studios, and filmmakers.
Two daily newspapers are published in the city – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram (founded in 1862) and The Portland Daily Sun. The Press Newsletter runs Monday through Saturday, and the Maine Sunday Telegram runs on Sundays. Both are published by MaineToday Media Inc, which also operates an entertainment website, MaineToday and owns newspapers in August, Waterville and Bath. The Daily Sun began operations in 2009 and is owned by the Conway Daily Sun of North Conway, New Hampshire.
Portland is also covered by the alternative weekly The Portland Phoenix, published by the Phoenix Media / Communications Group, which also produces the New England news, art and entertainment website Thephoenix and Out in Maine, a bi-annual magazine dedicated to LGBT publications.
Other publications include Miner weekly newspaper, monthly alternative magazine formerly known as Bollard West End News, Manjoy Hill Observer, Baysider, Front, Portland magazine and Companion, edition for the LGBT community.Portland is also the home office of The Exception Magazine, an online newspaper that covers Maine.
The Portland broadcast media market is the largest in Maine for both radio and television. A number of radio stations are found in Portland, including WFNK (classic hits), WJJB (Sports), World Tour (country), WBQW (classic), WHXR (rock), KOM (adults), WJBQ (Top 40), WCLZ (adult alternative album), WBLM (classic rock), WYNZ (60x-70x views), and WCYY (modern rock).WMPG is a local, non-profit radio station operated by community members and the University of Southern Maine. The Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) news radio stations are based in Portland.
This area is served by local television stations representing most of the television networks. These stations include WCSH 6 (NBC), WMTW 8 (ABC), WGME 13 (CBS), WPFO 23 (Fox), WIPL 35 (ION), and WPXT 51 (CW MyNetworkTV on DT3). Portland does not have a PBS subsidiary licensed for the City of Portland, but the market is served by outlets MPBN WCBB Channel 10 in Augusta and WMEA-TV Channel 26 in Biddeford.
The Portland Fire Department (PFD) provides fire and emergency medical services in Portland 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Created on March 29, 1768, the PFD consists of over 230 paid professional firefighters and employs 7 firefighters. Stations located throughout the city, in addition to fire stations manned by “duty” firefighters on Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island, Cushing Island and Cliff Island.The Portland Fire Department also operates an airport branch station at 1001 Westbrook Street, Portland International Airport, and a Marine Corps station located at 54 Commercial Street. Each platoon operates 24 hours, followed by one day off. They then work another 24 hour shift and then 5 days off. Then the cycle repeats.
The Portland Fire Department operates a fire engine fleet of 5 motor companies 4 ladder companies (including 3 quints) 1 rescue company 1 hazardous materials (Haz-Mat.) Unit 1 Confined Space Rescue Unit 5 ARFF Rescue Units 3 Marine units (fire boats) 5 MEDCU units (ambulances) and numerous special, support and reserve units. Island firefighters have a total of 4 engines, 1 ladder, 4 water tanks and 3 MEDCU units (ambulances).
Each front-line fire company is staffed with 1 officer and 2 firefighters per shift. Each MEDICAL UNIT (ambulance) is staffed with 2 firefighters (1 paramedic and 1 AEMT) in each shift.The Marine Division is manned by 1 officer and 2 firefighters per shift, who also traverse engine 37 staff in the event of a structural fire in a city that does not require a Marine unit. Each platoon has a deputy chief on duty, machine 32, who is responsible for the day-to-day work of the shift.
Firefighters are members of IAFF Local 740.
Portland Police Department is the largest municipal police department in Maine.
Maine Medical Center is the state’s only trauma center and largest hospital in Maine.
Mercy Hospital, a religious institution, is the fourth largest in the state. In 2008, he completed the first phase of his new campus along the Fore River.
The former independent Brighton Medical Center (once known as Osteopathic Hospital) is now owned by Maine Medical Center and operates as a small medical center under the names Brighton First Care and New England Rehab.In 2010, the Main Medical Center’s Hannaford Center for Security, Innovation and Simulation opened on the Brighton campus. The former Portland General Hospital is now home to the Barron Center nurses.
One of the wastewater management projects is called the Bedford Street Sewer Split, which aims to “improve the water quality and health of Back Cove by reducing combined sewer overflow
Portland is accessible via I-95 (Maine Highway), I-295, and US1.US Route 302, the main tourist route and scenic highway between Maine and Vermont, has an eastern terminus in Portland. State routes include SR9, SR22, SR25, SR26, SR77, and SR100. SR25 Business travels through Southwest Portland.
Intercity buses and trains
Amtrak’s Downeaster service offers five daily trains connecting the city to eight cities in the south, terminating at Boston North Station. Trains, with the exception of one weekend trip, also travel north to Freeport and Braunschweig.
Concord Coach Lines bus service connects Portland with 14 other localities in Maine, as well as Boston South Station and Logan Airport. Both Downeaster and Concord Coach Lines can be found at the Portland Transportation Center on Thompson’s Point Road, in the Libbitown area. Greyhound Lines on St. John’s Street connects 17 Maine communities and more than 3,600 U.S. destinations.
Uhaul Car Share car sharing service is available.Both Uber and Lyft operate here. City bus service is provided by the Greater Portland Metro.
Portland is the second largest cruise and passenger destination in the state (adjacent to Bar Harbor) and is served by the Ocean Gateway International Marine Passenger Terminal. Ferry services are available all year round to many destinations in Casco Bay. From 2006 to 2009, Bay Ferries operated a high-speed ferry called The Cat with a five-hour journey to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia for summer passengers and cars.In years past, Scotia Prince Cruises took eleven hours to travel. In 2013, the province rejected a proposal to replace the defunct Nova Scotia ferry service. From May 15, 2014 to October 2015, the Nova Star cruise ferry operated daily to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Due to low passenger numbers and financial concerns, Nova Scotia has selected Bay Ferries, The Cat’s previous operator, to provide services since 2016, citing the company’s expertise and industry relationship.Representatives of Nova Star promised that the transition to the new operator will be smooth. Nova Star was later arrested by federal marshals for non-payment of bills.
Bay Ferries announced on March 24, 2016, the charter of the former Hawaiian Super Ferry Boat HST-2 from the US Navy to serve in Portland Yarmouth for two years. Bay Ferries have signed a 10-year contract with Nova Scotia to launch a ferry route that will take about five and a half hours each way. They said the vessel will be renamed Cat hours and that service will begin around June 15, following a refit in South Carolina.There is still controversy over whether the ferry will be allowed to carry trucks desired by Nova Scotia businesses but opposed by the City of Portland.
The Casco Bay Lines operates several passenger ferries with dozens of flights every day all year round to the main inhabited islands of Casco Bay. Peaks Island also has an automatic ferry that provides most of its schedule.
Portland has four sister cities as defined by Sister Cities International (SCI):
Cap Haitien, Haiti
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Films filmed in Portland
Man Without a Face
Message in a Bottle
Mayor of Portland, Maine
John F.Bauman. Gateway to Vacationland – The Making of Portland Maine (University of Massachusetts Press – 2012) 285 pages Explores the socioeconomic, political and cultural history of Portland, highlighting the evolution of the city’s built environment after the fire of 1866.
Michael K. Connolly. Seated by the Sea – The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen (Florida University Press, 2010) 280 pages Focuses on 1880-1923 exploring how the influx of Irish immigrant workers transformed the city’s waterfront.
Warner at LOK.
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