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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • 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...

  • 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...