Casino supporters and opposition square off in debate

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With less than three weeks till election day, those in favor and against a proposed resort casino in Oxford presented their cases to business leaders in Southern Maine.

"One thing that no one is going to dispute is that there will be job creation as part of this proposal," said Rob Lally, speaking in favor of Question One on november's ballot.    "You look at the economy.  You look at unemployment.  We compete for that disposable income.  As a tourism industry, which is so critical to Maine, we have to compete for those dollars and a four season resort will definitely bring people to Maine."

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Appoint New Club Director

Jen Pierce was recently appointed to Unit Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, South Portland Clubhouse.

Jen has worked in the Boys & Girls Clubs movement for over fifteen years and brings her dedication to youth to her leadership at the South Portland Clubhouse. She grew up in Presque Isle, Maine and graduated from University of Maine Farmington.  Jen lives with her husband, Heath and son, Brady in Saco.

Jen will continue bringing quality programming to youth in South Portland as she fills the role of Unit Director previously held by John “Slim” Lee for the past 36 years. Lee is serving as a senior consultant in a semi-retired role at the Clubhouse. One initiative Jen aims to enhance is programming focused on teens aspirations for post-secondary education and career opportunities. She is also working with community partners to further expand the reach of the Clubs programs within South Portland communities.

MAMM Rocks MACY'S Shop for a Cause

Maine Academy of Modern Music 2010/2011 Concert Series
MAMM Rocks MACY'S Shop for a Cause
Saturday October 16th, 4pm, FREE
The Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland

The Maine Academy of Modern Music will have 3 bands performing at Macy's Shop for a Cause event at the Maine Mall on Saturday, October 16th starting at 4pm.  The bands include Beware of Pedestrians, Longstory, and The Modest Proposal.  The performance will take place in front of Macy's mall entrance.

About Macy's Shop for a Cause:  On Saturday, October 16, Macy's will host the 5th annual Shop for a Cause to benefit charities nationwide.

Debate examines Oxford County casino referendum

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The sides for and against a proposed casino in Oxford County will debate the statewide referendum question this week.

The Portland Regional Chamber is sponsoring the debate Wednesday morning in South Portland. The debate will be moderated by Chris Hall of the chamber.

In support of the casino will be Rob Lally of Black Bear Entertainment and Mount Abram Ski Resort, and Michael Chammings, town manager of Oxford.

In opposition will be Dennis Bailey of CasinosNO! and Dan Cashman representing Citizens Against the Oxford Casino.







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One non-profit helps another at the Morrison Center

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Morrison Center in Scarborough helps developmentally disabled children and adults reach their full potential by teaching them how to take care of themselves. And on Thursday, it got a big donation that is changing the landscape of the place where they learn and grow.

A dozen different landscaping companies, all members of MELNA,  The Maine Landscaping and Nursery Association, came together to put in a new garden and landscaping at the Center's relatively new home in Scarborough.

Teaching the clients to grow their own food, and cook it up themselves, is that this project is all about.


November 3, 2010
It’s not every band that’s still staking out new musical territory and embracing fresh challenges more than 22 years into their career, but that’s the case with Blues Traveler. Having long ago graduated from the jam-band underground to mainstream stardom, the iconoclastic combo has consistently stuck to its guns and played by its own rules.


October 29, 2010

Join us in celebration of the Great Pumpkinhead! A Halloween Bash featuring great tunes from the great sounds of DJ Greg Powers, fantastic atmosphere & big cash for the best costumes. Shipyard Pumpkinhead specials & "wicked" treats! A festive night of dancing & debauchery! Costume is encouraged & expected!!! More detail to follow

No minors |21+
Doors: 8pm

Special "PUMPKINHEAD EXPRESS" from Portland available for Partygoers
Premier Ticket :
Add $10.00 for transport from Park and Ride on marginal way Port to and from The Landing. Transport leaves Port @ 8pm and 9pm | From the Landing at 11:30 & 12:30

*This event is produced by Cityside Events.
*The Landing at Pine Point is a Cityside Premier Property