Portland, Maine

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years dedication

letters stand for the Big (Pee Dee River) and Little (Little Pee Dee River) '''P'''ee '''DE'''e Rivers. Unofficially, the calls also represent the station's commitment to viewers: "'''W'''e're '''P'''eople '''D'''edicated to '''E'''xcellence." The former Florence Civic Auditorium building on South Cashua Drive was transformed into the station's first facilities. This location would serve WPDE for twenty-two years. Dedication of WPDE's first studio in Florence was conducted in early


bright title

people in thirty-five towns. The name "Saco" comes from the Eastern Abenaki (Eastern Abnaki language) word '' sɑkohki '', meaning "land where the river comes out".


major+poetry

in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were ''Voices of the Night'' (1839) and ''Ballads and Other Poems'' (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary


prominent+independent

of Representatives has been an entry ground for several of the state's prominent Independent politicians. From 2002 to 2006, Representative John Eder of Portland (Portland, Maine) (District 118), of the Maine Green Independent Party, served in the Legislature and as the highest elected Green politician in U.S. politics. Eder secured recognition as a one member Green Party caucus in the House, receiving a dedicated staff person assigned to him, something individual legislators in the Maine House


movie+field

;The Medical Department: A Thorn in the Lion of the Union", ''Civil War News'', October 2000. The sign was highlighted in the short film ''Go, Go Citgo'' and the movie ''Field of Dreams''. It was also featured in a 1983 ''Life (Life (magazine))'' magazine photograph feature, as well as a 1987 animated film as Kenmore Square's "neon god". The association with Fenway and the Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) is so strong that some local Little League Baseball


diverse school

as a non-profit, private corporation governed by volunteer trustees. thumb right 300px A Portland school bus. (File:Portland bus 69.JPG) '''Portland Public Schools''' is the public school district in Portland, Maine, United States. The district operates 18 primary and secondary schools. It is the largest and most ethnically diverse school district in Maine, with a student body made up of roughly 20% minorities. The district operates expeditionary learning schools, a vocational school


event record

;nbsp;mph (61 km h) and around 1 inch (25 mm) of rain along the coast. In Maine, heavy surf closed several beaches and injured two people. Waves also damaged several boats. Winds were

moderate near the coast, peaking at 47 mph (76 km h) with gusts to 54 mph (87 km h) at Mount Desert Island. The winds knocked over several trees and caused sporadic power outages throughout the state, including loss


documentary history

: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted. thumb upright John Dickinson (delegate) John Dickinson (File:John Dickinson portrait.jpg) The Peace of Breda between England, France and the Netherlands confirmed the British conquest on July 21, 1667,

Farnham first Mary Frances; Compiler. title Farnham Papers (1603-1688). Volumes 7 and 8 of Documentary History of the State of Maine. year 1901-1902 publisher Collections of the Maine Historical Society, 2nd Series. location Portland (Portland, Maine), Maine isbn pages Vol. 7: 311, 314

Farnham Papers (1603-1688). Volumes 7 and 8 of Documentary History of the State of Maine. year 1901-1902 publisher Collections of the Maine Historical Society, 2nd Series. location Portland, Maine isbn pages Volume 7: Pages 311 and 314. nopp true


north lebanon

Area . '''Lebanon''' is a town in York County (York County, Maine), Maine, United States. The population was 5,083 at the 2000 census (2000 United States Census). Lebanon includes the villages of Center Lebanon, West Lebanon, North Lebanon, South Lebanon and East Lebanon. It is part of the Portland (Portland, Maine)–South Portland (South Portland, Maine)–Biddeford (Biddeford, Maine), Maine Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan area


simple song

. Legacy ''Long Division'' remains a favorite among the Rustic Overtones' fan base, despite not being widely available for nearly a decade . Several songs from the album were put into WCYY's regular rotation, including "Simple Song", which topped the station's listener vote-based "top 5 at five" for months. ''Long Division'' is often seen as the band's "breakthrough" album that made them a big name in the Portland, Maine, local music

scene, largely thanks to the large amount of airtime that "Simple Song" received. Prior to the breakup, many songs from the album were commonly found in their setlists. After the band reunited in 2007, songs from the album were less commonly played as the touring focused more around material from ''Rooms by the Hour'', ''Viva Nueva!'' and ''Light at the End'', although songs such as "About a Kid", "Simple Song", "Long Division" and "Pop

Portland, Maine

'''Portland''' is the largest city in the state (U.S. state) of Maine and the county seat of Cumberland County (Cumberland County, Maine). In 2013, the city proper had a population of 66,318, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000, while the urban area had a population of 203,914. The Greater Portland metropolitan area (Portland, Maine metropolitan area) is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine's total population.

Tourists visit Portland's historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, at the mouth of the Fore River (Fore River (Maine)) and part of Casco Bay, and the Arts District (Arts District, Portland, Maine), which runs along Congress Street (Congress Street (Portland, Maine)) in the center of the city. Portland Head Light is located in nearby Cape Elizabeth (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and marks the entrance to Portland Harbor.

The city seal depicts a phoenix (Phoenix (mythology)) rising from ashes, which aligns with the city's motto, ''Resurgam'', Latin for "I will rise again." The motto refers to Portland's recoveries from four devastating fires.

Portland Public Schools (Portland Public Schools (Maine)) is the largest school system in Maine, serving more than 7,000 students. http: www2.portlandschools.org sites default files Fast%20Facts%20Spring%202013.pdf With about 230 restaurants, Portland is believed to have the most restaurants per capita of any city in the United States.

thumb 250px Aerial view of Portland (File:Porltland, Maine, USA, aerial view.jpg) 250px right thumb Deering Oaks Park with fountain and castle pavilion is located at the point where Interstate 295 (Maine) Interstate 295 (File:Deering Oaks Park and fountain, Portland, ME IMG 1838.JPG) meets State Street, Park Avenue, and Deering Avenue.

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