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  • Published
    August 23, 2019

    Fair fun in New Gloucester

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    Arts Calendar: Aug. 22

    Music Aug. 24 Sisters of Slide: Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar, blues, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. Tickets: $15, 929-6472 or sacorivertheatre.org. Primitive Man, country-rock, 7 p.m. Arts Center, 8 Hancock Ave., Hiram. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 children. Aug. 25 An Evening of Acoustic Music with Ian Flanigan, […]

  • Published
    August 21, 2019

    Lakes Region Sportsman: Cool September brings hot salmon action

    A lake temperature app can help anglers find salmon and lake trout at their preferred 50-degree depths.

  • Published
    August 20, 2019

    Here’s Something: Asylum-seekers, feds owe Mainers a big thanks

    The many trials and tribulations of asylum-seekers housed at the Portland Expo have finally come to an end, no thanks to the federal government. After several months sleeping on cots in a crowded gymnasium, about 400 people, mostly from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, vacated the gymnasium as of Aug. 15 so […]

  • Published
    August 20, 2019

    Politics & Other Mistakes: Big bucks for small brains

    Here’s the dirty truth about political advertising: It only works on stupid people. Of course, there are lots of stupid people, and most of them are on social media, where it’s easy to target campaign messages to specific types of dopes. Whether it’s gun nuts or anti-gun kooks, pro-life fanatics or pro-choice extremists, tree huggers […]

  • Published
    August 16, 2019

    Inside Bridgton: Aug. 16

    Monument looking good Be sure to look at the newly restored Cleaves Soldiers Monument at the intersection at the top of Main Hill next time you’re in town. It has been cleaned and revived by local sculptor and restoration specialist Anthony Tafuri, ably assisted by his son, Davon. The soldier is all spiffed up and […]

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