September 2, 2013



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Consigli Construction Co. Inc. Portland office staff volunteers (from left) Alexis Hourigan, Tim Schneider, Dave Thomas, Jim Gardner, Chris Grimaldi and Lindsey Burton pose in colorful tie-dye team T-shirts they made to commemorate their participation in a community volunteer project benefiting the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland recently. The Consigli team spent the day building a new, wider 40-foot-long bridge to be used by volunteers who walk the shelter's animals through its 72-acre property in Westbrook. The new bridge is now wide enough to allow for trail maintenance equipment to pass through. The lumber for the bridge's reconstruction was donated by Hancock Lumber of Kennebunk.

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Peace Corps assignment will take local woman to Peru

Andrea Goodrich, 22, of Freeport, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Peru Sept. 11 to begin training as a public health education volunteer.

Goodrich will live and work in a community to improve the capacity of health providers to carry out strategic planning and manage information systems and to strengthen links between health facilities, organizations and communities.

Goodrich is the daughter of Gary and Shelley Goodrich and a graduate of Freeport High School in Freeport.

She attended the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., where she earned a bachelor of arts in global studies. 

During the first three months of her service, Goodrich will live with a host family in Peru to become fully immersed in the country's language and culture.

After acquiring the language and cultural skills necessary to assist her community, Goodrich will be sworn into service and be assigned to a community in Peru where she will live and work for two years with the local people.

Goodrich joins the 59 Maine residents currently serving in the Peace Corps and more than 1,794 Maine residents who have served in the Peace Corps since 1961.

Spay-neuter clinic seeks volunteers for outreach

The Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, located on Route 1, is seeking volunteers to help with community outreach work.  

The nonprofit, low-cost, spay-neuter clinic is intended to benefit pet owners who cannot otherwise afford to have their pets spayed or neutered.

For more details, call 865-0772, email Lesley at or go to


Navy cryptologic veterans holding reunion Oct. 11-13

The New England Chapter of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association has announced a deadline of Sept. 14 for its Fall Mini-Reunion, set for Oct. 11-13, at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel, at Hyannis, Mass.

For more details, call (518) 664-8032 or go to


Contestants, judges sought for Farmington Fair pageant

Contestants and judges are needed for the 14th Annual Miss Farmington Fair Pageant, to be held on Sept. 15 at the Farmington Fair Grounds.

Preparation, rehearsals, and interview competitions will take place during the day beginning at 1:30 p.m. followed by the pageant at 6:30 p.m.

The pageant is open to girls ages 7 to 18 who reside in Franklin County and the surrounding area, to compete for such titles as Miss Farmington Fair (15-18), Junior Miss Farmington Fair (11-14), Little Miss Farmington Fair (7-10) and Miss Hospitality (for the young lady who is most active in participation in the fair itself).

Prizes will be awarded for each category of competition as well as for essay, Miss Congeniality and runners-up.

A snack and pizza will be provided to the girls during the day and cash prizes will be awarded from the Franklin County Agricultural Society.

Judges are also needed for afternoon and evening interviews.

To be considered as a judge, call Lisa Bird at 839-5578 or email

Contestants will be judged in interview, talent, and formal presentation.

Deadline for applications is Sept. 13.


Teens invited to submit prose for library contest

Patten Free Library is gearing up for its premiere teen writing contest, "Write On!"

Students in grades 7 through 12 who reside in the library's community service area or who attend school within the Regional School Unit 1 district are eligible to submit their prose between Sept. 4 and the Oct. 30 deadline for consideration.

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