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  • Comedian Marley goes for world record

    PORTLAND — Comedian Bob Marley this week will try to break the Guinness World Record for "longest stand-up comedy show by an individual." Marley will attempt the feat at the Comedy Connection on Custom House Wharf. He is scheduled to begin his show Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 a.m. and ...

  • Woodfords Club to host candidates

    PORTLAND — Six gubernatorial candidates, or their representatives, will be at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., on Friday, Oct., 1 for a candidates night. The event is sponsored by Maine Successful Thinkers and is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. A dinner befo...

  • Conference on Sudan this weekend

    PORTLAND — Leaders of Maine's Sudanese community are sponsoring an all-day conference Saturday, Sept. 25. about the future of the war-torn African country. The conference will focus on a referendum scheduled for Jan. 9, 2011, to decide whether southern Sudan will become its own count...

  • Artist's paintings soon to grace walls of Southeast Asia embassy

    FALMOUTH — Until very recently, the only thing John Knight knew about the country of Timor-Leste was that it had a violent and tumultuous past. But now that U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Judith Ryan Fergin, a Falmouth native, is installing several of Knight's paintings in the U.S. e...

  • Eyeglass fund aims to fill gap for Portland schoolchildren

    PORTLAND — Representatives from Portland schools and businesses gathered Monday, Sept. 20, for the launch of a fund to subsidize eyeglasses for needy schoolchildren. The impetus for Eyeglasses for Students came only a week earlier, after School Nurse Coordinator Amanda Rowe informed ...

  • Portland skatepark construction begins this week

    PORTLAND — Five years after the city identified Dougherty Field as the best location for a new skate park, construction of the facility is set to begin. The park is expected to take six weeks to build. It's completion will give skaters and bikers a designated place to ride for the fi... 1

  • Portland goes Gaga: Singer says discharge homophobes, not gays

    PORTLAND — One of the world's most famous pop stars visited Deering Oaks Park Monday afternoon to rally support for overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Lady Gaga spoke to a crowd of about 2,500 shortly after 5 p.m., telling them that not allowing gays to serve ...

  • Cumberland County Fair organizers hope for good weather, strong turnout

    CUMBERLAND — Mike Timmons is keeping his fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate and the crowds will be voluminous at this year’s Cumberland County Fair. A fair director and past president who also wears many other hats, Timmons has worked the past year with other ...

  • New preschool signals change in Portland schools

    PORTLAND — Nearly two dozen children scurried about the sun-splashed playground at the Portland Arts and Technology High School on a seasonably cool Monday morning. Many of the faces, having attended nursery school there last year, were familiar to PATHS' early childhood development ... 1

  • Family, friends remember record-breaking sailor, publisher, entrepreneur Dodge Morgan

    HARPSWELL — A businessman and publisher who broke a record sailing solo non-stop around the world and spent his final years on Snow Island died Sept. 14 in Boston from complications during cancer surgery. Dodge D. Morgan, 78, had a career in journalism that included working as a...