New Mayor Pushes Ed And Jobs

Baseball Diamond 28%

Rating of 2 out of 6
Our View: Incoming mayor setting excellent priorities

Portland residents listen to Michael Brennan, center, during a Meet the Mayoral Candidates informal evening in September. Now that he's been elected mayor, Brennan has voiced a commendable willingness to build on recent improvements in the city's schools and focus on small business as the key to economic development. Our View: Incoming mayor setting excellent priorities Portland Mayor-elect Michael Brennan outlined his priorities in a post-election interview with The Portland Press Herald last week and they are good ones: jobs and education. The two go together, of course. As Gov. Paul LePage and many experts have pointed out, jobs exist but they require a trained work force. And businesses interested in bringing new jobs to Maine demand well-educated workers with specific skills.

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