After 113 years, Astoria's Star of the Sea School is in danger of shutting its doors amid allegations that the parish priest has mishandled funds.

"We're out of money. The school is broke," said Walt Postlewait, a former member of the finance council of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, a Roman Catholic Church at 15th Street and Grand Avenue.

Bud Bunce, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Portland, confirmed Friday that the archdiocese has provided Star of the Sea parish a $20,000 "grant" to meet current expenses.

Postlewait said Star of the Sea's Father Ted Prentice's family footed the $20,000 bill for the previous month.

Prentice's financial authority has been removed by the Archdiocese.

For more details read Friday's edition of The Daily Astorian or log on to this Web site later today

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