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    April 25, 2021

    Letter: Hard to reconcile Balentine stance on clean energy, climate change

    In his opinion piece (“Maine should connect with clean energy,” April 23), John Balentine supports clean energy (CEn) initiatives, but never clearly states for what purpose and to what end CEn is vital. It is rather difficult, therefore, for readers to reconcile his desire for CEn, coupled with his inability to “see” any connection between […]

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    April 25, 2021

    Letter: Here’s hoping for understanding about racism in Falmouth

    I am somewhat puzzled by the logic of the residents of Falmouth who stated that because Falmouth is without a trace of racism they therefore oppose a resolution condemning acts of racism (“Falmouth anti-racism resolution spurs debate,” April 15). Similarly, if these citizens are so supportive of racial equity, why would they be opposed to […]

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    April 25, 2021

    Letter: Abbott, Craig have earned seats on Yarmouth council

    Please join me in supporting Heather Abbott and David Craig for Yarmouth Town Council on June 8. Both candidates are proven leaders committed to their Yarmouth neighbors and community. I have known both David and Heather for years. Both candidates are tireless workers and selfless advocates for our community. David’s tenure on the Town Council […]

  • Published
    April 19, 2021

    Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival takes hybrid approach this year

    The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will perform three concerts with audiences as part of its 49th season. Because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Board of Trustees and the music director have modified the festival this year to include both live concerts with audiences and online streaming concerts, performed by a core group of nine musicians, […]

  • Published
    April 12, 2021

    Equality Community Center purchases new HQ

    The Equality Community Center has purchased 15 Casco St. in Portland as a new headquarters for LGBTQ+ and allied organizations and community members. The purchase was facilitated by a $1 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, gifts from several major donors and ongoing investment of loyal contributors, the organization said in […]

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    April 12, 2021

    Whole Foods joins Feed Kids effort

    Whole Foods Market in Portland has joined Full Plates Full Potential’s Feed Kids initiative, pledging a donation of $1 for each Enchilada-Style Burrito and Burrito Bowl served from its menu up to $10,000 by year’s end. Feed Kids invites business across Maine, of all sizes, concepts and locations, to take action to help end childhood […]

  • Published
    April 12, 2021

    Note from the editor: Police logs will no longer appear online

    Starting April 12, The Forecaster, American Journal and Lakes Region Weekly will no longer publish police logs online. The logs will continue to appear in print. We publish police logs as a public service to keep readers informed about occurrences in their neighborhoods, and we feel this is a useful tool to have in our […]

  • Published
    April 5, 2021

    Vet to Vet volunteer visitor training this month

    Vet to Vet Maine, a nonprofit that connects volunteer veterans with vulnerable Maine veterans who may need a friend, will hold its next volunteer training from 4-7 p.m. April 26-28 via Zoom. Vet to Vet Maine has been connecting veterans in Cumberland and York counties since 2014, and is now expanding to serve veterans in […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2021

    Portland Public Schools win top prize for equity program

    Portland Public School has been named a grand prize winner in the 27th annual Magna Awards program, which recognizes school districts and their leaders for efforts to bring educational equity to their students. The district was honored for its Make It Happen! college readiness program designed for high school multilingual and English learner students. The […]

  • Published
    March 25, 2021

    Residents’ ideas sought for Riverton Trolley Park

    The Portland Parks Conservancy will host a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, for residents to weigh in on the future of the Riverton Trolley Park. The city, the Parks, Recreation and Facilities department and the conservancy are working on ways to improve the historic park, and would like to hear from residents […]

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