Action to aid homeless attracts help

PORTLAND – When someone references Live Aid, it’s usuallynecessary to tell them I was 5 years old when the multi-city benefit concert took place. Still, John Ripley is as sincere as a grade school love note when he talks about Acts for Change, which will be held Sunday. It’s a local festival to benefit the

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Rally marks longest day for the homeless

PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) — Advocates for the homeless say more than two hundred men, women and children slept in shelters in the city of Portland last night. That fact was highlighted at a rally in Portland’s Monument Square Friday afternoon. It was pouring rain but there was no rain date for the rally. Organizers say

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Hunger on the rise in Maine and America

The economic downturn is increasing hunger across the country. Maine is being particularly hard-hit. What can we do about it? Host: Nicole Witherbee Guest(s): Mark Swann, Preble Street Resource Center; Joel Berg, New York Coalition against Hunger and author, All You Can Eat, How Hungry is America?

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