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    August 29, 2019

    Here’s Something: Labor at root of life, liberty, happiness

    Giving people money, rather than making them earn it, is false compassion.

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    August 28, 2019

    Orchid expert to speak at garden club meeting in Naples

    NAPLES — The Songo Garden Club will host Robert Cleveland at its meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Singer Center in Naples. Cleveland, a lecturer with the Maine Orchid Society, will speak, give a re-potting demonstration and take questions. A variety of orchids will be for sale. The public is welcome to attend […]

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    August 26, 2019

    Editor’s Notebook: Looking for the next open door

    “When one door closes,” Alexander Graham Bell said, “another door opens.” It’s an optimistic outlook I came to appreciate 15 years ago, when I joined The Forecaster. It’s the philosophy guiding me now as I close the door on my tenure at the newspaper. I left the Journal Tribune in Biddeford  in 2004, after 19 […]

  • Published
    August 23, 2019

    Inside Raymond: Aug. 23

    Book club meeting Raymond Village Library will host a book club discussion of “The Stars are Fire” by Anita Shreve from 6-8 p.m. Monday,  Aug 26.  The library is at 3 Meadow Road. For more information, contact the library, 655-4283. Community Connections Liz Thompson of Southern Maine Area on Aging will speak at the Raymond […]

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    August 23, 2019

    Inside Gray: Aug. 23

    Fairies and honeybees Maine Wildlife Park will feature Enchanted Forests Saturday, Aug. 24. Kids can visit a human-sized fairy house, meet and have their photos taken with fairies and then build a mini fairy habitat to take home. The following Saturday, Aug. 31, “Life of the Honeybee” will provide the opportunity for participants to inspect […]

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    August 23, 2019

    Fair fun in New Gloucester

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    August 22, 2019

    SAD 6 opens year with new programs

    BUXTON — Bonny Eagle is introducing a variety of new educational programs, including an expansion of the school’s Chinese program, which will move from an immersion model to an exploratory model and will now be available at both the elementary and middle schools. In addition, the middle school is introducing a clan structure with three […]

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    60 years ago: Aug. 22

    The Westbrook American reported on Aug. 26, 1959, that Mr. and Mrs. Roland Boissoneau and family of Westbrook had spent the summer at their cottage at Ward’s Cove on Sebago Lake. Elizabeth Hillock of South Gorham had visited friends in Camden.

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    Looking Back: Aug. 22

    Aug. 24, 1994 It’s the only one of its kind in the state of Maine. It serves the fastest-growing sport in the United States. It’s Westbrook’s new floodlighted, four-season hockey and skating rink on Lincoln Street, a $35,000 gift from the Cornelia Warren Association. The association president, William Currier, told the friendly group that gathered […]

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    August 22, 2019

    Letter: Town has bigger issues than a pet pig

    I can’t believe that the Town Council in Gorham, traditionally a “farming town,” is debating the fate of a family who wants to keep their pet mini-pig in their yard. Let’s get real here: the family is not starting a pig farm (though pig farms do exist in farming communities), the mini-pig is a family’s […]

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