Portland Water District Trustee Guy Cote presents Windham High School student Samuel Plummer with the DiPietro Scholarship. Contributed / Portland Water District


Day of Abundant Hope

Join local churches for a “Day of Abundant Hope” on Sunday, May 14, to enjoy sermons with positive messages of hope and overcoming stigmas in regards to substance misuse. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 40 Windham Center Road, and Faith Lutheran Church, 988 Roosevelt Trail, will host the event during their morning services. There will also be a screening of the film “Compassion Cures: Building Hope by Overcoming Stigma,” with discussions and resources available after the screening. People of all faiths are welcome to attend. For more information on overcoming substance misuse, visit betheinfluencewrw.org.

Student awarded $1,500

Windham High School student Samuel Clifford Plummer of Raymond was recently awarded the DiPietro Memorial Scholarship by the Portland Water District. Plummer will use the $1,500 scholarship at Saint Joseph’s College where he will pursue a degree in marine science. The scholarship was established in 2003 to commemorate longtime trustee Joe DiPietro and his dedication to youth education. It supports local students entering fields concerning water, wastewater, science and the environment.

Haley Pal can be contacted at haleypal@aol.com.

Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 19, is Endangered Species Day. To celebrate the occasion, the Windham Public Library invites you to join them from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Library’s Children’s Room. Kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt, an obstacle course and do some creative crafting. For more information, call 892-1908, ex. 4 or email slcote@windhammaine.us.

Dig into history

On May 22 at 7 p.m., the Windham Historical Society is hosting a program about the archaeological dig of the Old Province Fort that was done on River Road between 2015 and 2020. The program, held at the Little Meetinghouse in North Windham, will be presented by Maine Historic Preservation Commission archaeologists John Mosher and Leith Smith. This slide-illustrated lecture will focus on the various fort-related architectural features and artifacts recovered from beneath River Road and the historic Parson Smith House. It will also feature an overview of life and politics in the mid-18th century. Admission to the event is free and light refreshments will be served. Donations are always appreciated.

New Town Hall hours

The Windham town offices will have new hours beginning June 21. Town Hall will be open on Mondays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The offices will be closed on Fridays.

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