Gorham’s Ellie Gay, left, celebrates with Kalin Curtis after Gay scored a buzzer beater at the end of the first quarter in the Class AA girls championship game Monday. The Gorham girls fell in the final against Oxford Hills, 62-25. Ben McCanna / Portland Press Herald

Curbside composting 
service comes to town 

Portland’s Garbage to Garden is expanding its curbside composting service to Gorham and 12 other municipalities next month.

The expansion coincides with the launch of a Garbage to Garden-operated farm and composting site in Windham, which will also receive the curbside service for the first time.

“We’ve had some really committed participants from Gorham and Windham, making the weekly effort to bring their food scraps to our Portland HQ in the absence of curbside service  — some for many years. Windham and Gorham also have some of the highest recycling rates in the greater Portland area, and we look forward to really moving the needle there,” Garbage to Garden President Tyler Frank said in a press release.

Starting the first week of April, Garbage to Garden will begin weekly curbside service at a cost of $19 per month. Food scraps are collected in 5-gallon buckets that are provided. Participants are able to receive a bag of compost each week, if requested.  Residents can pre-enroll for curbside service at garbagetogarden.org.


Climate change workshop
rescheduled for March 22 

The climate resilience community workshop has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22,  at the Gorham Municipal Center, 75 South St.

The town and the Greater Portland Council of Governments are sponsoring the workshop, which will focus on the impact of climate change on Gorham and will help prioritize the use of potential climate project funding from the state.

For more information, go to gorham-me.org.

50 years ago

The American Journal reported on March 14, 1973, that Cornelia Files of Lincoln Street had returned from Florida. She visited Gray Road resident Beulah Campbell, who was hospitalized in Daytona.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Treasury Department reported on March 2 that the U.S. public debt was $31,460,699,290,015.01.

Rep. Mo Terry, D-Gorham, served as Speaker pro tempore of the Maine House of Representatives on Tuesday last week. Terry is serving her fourth term in the Maine House as the House Majority Leader and represents part of Gorham. Contributed / House Democratic Office

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