Crash closes?Route 302

A two-car accident at 6:07 p.m. Monday at Brook Street and Route 302 closed the highway for about one hour, police said.

Officer Peter Youland of Westbrook Police Department said Tuesday that driver Renee Robbins of Raymond, heading toward Windham, ran a red light. Carmen Girard of Westbrook, who had a green light, was traveling west on Brook Street heading toward Pride Street and hit the passenger side of Robbins’ vehicle.

Youland said Girard was injured, but the extent of injuries were unknown on Tuesday. He said Robbins was not injured. The highway reopened at 7:02 p.m.

The accident remained under investigation on Tuesday.

Walker hosting day for children

Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., has a special program, “Take Your Child to the Library Day,” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Parents can take their child in to get a library card, enter to win prizes, go on a scavenger hunt and more.

For more information, contact Jenny Santomauro, adult services librarian, at 854-0630 or email [email protected]

Lincoln Club banquet Feb. 9

Phyllis Bailey of Westbrook has announced that the Lincoln Club will hold its annual dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland.

The dinner is preceded by a social hour with cash bar and music at 6 p.m. Professor Patrick Rael of Bowdoin College, a specialist in African-American history and an author, will be the guest speaker.

Event features include Lincoln memorabilia and two Civil War re-enactors from the Third Maine Regiment will be in period costumes.

Tickets are $30 with a limited number available at the door. For more information or reservations, call Bailey, corresponding secretary, at 854-2469. When ordering tickets, specify preference as either prime rib or baked haddock.

Landmarks sponsoring energy workshop

Greater Portland Landmarks will present an energy-efficiency workshop to assist property owners in making their homes and buildings more energy efficient while maintaining historic character and property values. ?

The workshop is set for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook.

Featured speakers are Christopher Closs, preservation services adviser at Greater Portland Landmarks; Peter Taggart, president, Taggart Construction Inc., Freeport; and Hilary Bassett, executive director, Greater Portland Landmarks.

The Maine Real Estate Commission has approved this program for two hours of continuing education units for real estate professionals. The workshop will provide specific techniques on air-sealing; approaches to reduce energy costs; discussion of insulation strategies; and a question-and-answer time.

Participants will receive a 22-page workbook, “The Energy Efficient Old House;” handouts outlining specific energy efficiency techniques; fuel comparison checklists, energy efficiency resources; and funding and tax credits information. ??

The workshop fee is $30 and registrations are required in advance through Greater Portland Landmarks. To register, call 774-5561 or email [email protected]??

Vassell excels

Ackelia Nerine Vassell of Westbrook has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.

Vassell is majoring in communication studies.

Members of Junior/Cadette Troop 1868, including, top to bottom, Karrtikah Foote-Gagnon, Elizabeth Cole and Marissa Bates, are working on their bronze award through a project called the Amazing Mitten Tree. They have set up trees in all Westbrook elementary schools and the middle school and are keeping those trees stocked with hats, mittens, gloves and scarves all winter with the help of local knitters and Pratt Abbott Cleaners.?Troop leader Veronica Bates said the idea grew from one of the girls noticing a classmate did not have a hat or mittens on a frigid day. She wanted to help without making the classmate feel like it was charity.    

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