“They’ve apparently got much more religion in the last 24 hours than they’ve had in the last 36 months.”

— Belfast City Manager Joe Slocum, referring to the quick response the city received from a lawyer for the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped the day after the City Council voted to take legal action to finalize a foreclosure on the organization’s Belfast building — formerly Crosby High School. Slocum said the group had previously disregarded the city’s pleas to maintain the historic downtown property, which had been vacant for several years and had fallen into disrepair.