Title

"City" piece on a $1 million Portland City Council plan to buy and renovate the

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-1-1999

Pages

8

Abstract

"City" piece on a $1 million Portland City Council plan to buy and renovate the former Deering Ice Cream plant on Walton Road for use as a teen center, which might have to compete with Michael Whittaker's Fine Arts on Congress Street for their attention. Whittaker is already catering to the social needs of many Portland young people by providing an all-ages chem-free venue, and the teen center run by the Preble Street Resource Center is another popular teen hangout where kids can get guidance for education, counseling and job interviews. A publicly funded teen hangout might not be worth the expense. But City Councilor Charlie Harlow said Portland's teen center plan evolved from what local teens have told the council and recreation department they wanted. If it doesn't work, the city will still have a senior center and recreation center there, Harlow said.

Subjects

Portland -- City Council, Youth centers -- Portland

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