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    July 19, 2019

    Letter: Hiltunen opinion column won’t be missed

    I wasn’t sorry to read Lane Hiltunen’s last column on July 5. Throughout his time with your paper, he continually emphasized the negative, with a rare nod to something positive. His credibility would have increased with readers if he had taken a more equitable approach. If I had a dollar for every time he threatened […]

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    July 19, 2019

    Inside Bridgton: July 19

    4 on the Fourth winners Congratulations to all the participants in Bridgton’s 4 on the Fourth road race, and kudos for taking part in this holiday tradition. Ryan Smith of Farmington was the top male finisher with a time of 20:15, and Mary Pardi of Falmouth finished first among the women with 24:34. Art in […]

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    July 19, 2019

    Inside New Gloucester: July 19

    Open Farm Day More than 150 farms throughout Maine join in a one-day celebration of agriculture and farming on Sunday, July 28. From noon to 4 p.m., see Scottish highland cattle, a flock of more than 40 sheep, bees, barn cats, apple orchards and herb and vegetable gardens at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker […]

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    July 18, 2019

    60 years ago: July 18

    The Westbrook American reported on July 22, 1959, that Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Geraghty and family of Westbrook were vacationing at Watchic Lake. PFC Arthur Parsons was spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Parsons, on Buck Street in Gorham.

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    July 18, 2019

    Politics & Other Mistakes: Liberals in disguise

    Democrats demand transparency, but only from Republicans.

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    July 18, 2019

    Looking Back: July 18

    July 20, 1994 Westbrook High School Athletic Director Peter Curran, a member of the Olmsted Field Restoration Committee, told the School Committee Wednesday that in order to make proposed improvements to the high school athletic fields, a strip of land 150 feet wide and about 1,200 feet long would have to be acquired from the […]

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    July 18, 2019

    Here’s Something: We’re lucky Apollo happened when it did

    Would today’s news environment have allowed NASA to succeed?

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    July 18, 2019

    Arts Calendar

    Music July 20 Cormac McCarthy, folk concert, 7 p.m., Arts Center, 8 Hancock Ave., Hiram. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 children. July 21 New England Jazz Band, 4-5:30 p.m., Hacker’s Hill, Casco. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $3 children, to benefit Raymond Arts Alliance. July 23 Jim Gallant Band, 6-7:30 p.m., gazebo, next to Baxter Memorial […]

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    July 12, 2019

    Inside Gray: July 12

    Revisiting Woodstock John Kane will speak on his book, “Pilgrims of Woodstock,” at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at the Gray Public Library. Kane’s interviews and Richard Bellak’s photographs provide a look at the everyday people – the 400,000 attendees – who made the 1969 music festival unforgettable. Kane is an educator and artist and is […]

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    July 12, 2019

    Inside Raymond: July 12

    Library happenings Raymond Village Library has many offerings this month, including a new Mahjong group for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. All levels are welcome. The Bridge Club that meets each Tuesday during that time is also looking for additional players. A felted flora class is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. July 18 with […]

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