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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Brunswick community center to celebrate new headquarters

    BRUNSWICK — People Plus will hold a series of events next week to formally celebrate the opening of its 35 Union St. center. The community center has been at that address since June, after moving from the former St. Charles Church building on Noble Street. That building was demo...