The City Council’s 6-3 vote in favor of a $64 million bond to renovate four elementary schools fell one vote short of making the ballot, but the battle has just begun.
More than 50 people at a hearing call for borrowing to fix four schools, but three city councilors vote against it.
Two proposals to do fewer renovations in the short term would compete with a $64 million plan to fix four schools, a plan that lacks the seven votes necessary for approval.
For-profit Grace Street Recovery says it can offer more opioid treatment in the new location alongside other clinics.
Portland police say neither speed nor alcohol appear to be a factor and no one was injured.
Meanwhile, Portland and Augusta set record low high temperatures on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Crews are able to prevent the flames from spreading to two nearby homes.
Jill Duson is working on a plan to fund improvements at two schools in hopes the state will help pay for the work at two others.
The cameras can record both video and audio, which is unusual in municipal buildings and raises concerns about privacy.
Councilors set a goal of capping the overall increase at 2.5 percent, but the proposed education portion calls for a 6.5 percent jump amid uncertainty over state aid.