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    August 22, 2019

    Gorham Notes: Aug. 22

    Crowded council field Twelve people have taken out nomination papers for three available Town Council seats in the municipal election this fall. The latest to take out papers include Town Council Chairman Benjamin Hartwell, Janet Keuch, Andrew O’Hare, Stewart McCallister and former Councilor and Vice Chairwoman Sherrie Benner. They join, as previously reported,  candidates Dan […]

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    We Love to Eat: Aug. 22-31

    Free dinner – Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland. Chowder luncheon – Friday, Aug. 23, and every Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Bowl of haddock chowder with crackers, $9; or lobster roll lunch with chips, $10; cup of chowder, $6; combination […]

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    Buxton Notes: Aug. 22

    Church yard sale success Susan Eldridge, spokeswoman for Tory Hill Meeting House at the intersection of routes 202 and 112 in Buxton, reports a successful lawn sale during the recent Dorcas Fest. The church benefited from table rentals, food and its own lawn sale table. “It was very busy throughout the day,” Eldridge said. “We […]

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    Buxton folk artist’s history sparks L.A. filmmakers

    A film focused on John Brewster Jr. could be shot in town if the two California women secure funding for their project.

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    Westbrook Notes: Aug. 22

    Outrunning Alzheimer’s Fred Kilfoil, 73, of Westbrook is running on a mission from Fort Kent to Kittery to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Kilfoil neared Falmouth Monday in the approximate run of 450 miles. He began about June 1 and he expects to complete his run within 30 days. “It’s been fun. Sometimes, I […]

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    Cherry Hill trails opening hinges on pending lease to town

    Shaw Brothers Family Foundation appears close to a deal with Gorham to open trails at a historically significant land tract.

  • Published
    August 22, 2019

    Gorham Police Notes: June 25-July 7

    Arrests Franklin A. Darling, 51, Millett Drive, Gorham, on June 25 on a charge of domestic violence assault, prior, in Gorham. Willie N. York III, 41, Fort Hill Road, Standish, on June 27 on a charge of speeding 30-35 mph, on Fort Hill Road. Gloria J. Blanchard, 58, Chestnut Street, South Portland, on June 28 […]

  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    We Love to Eat: Aug. 15

    Free dinner – Thursday, Aug. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland. Chowder luncheon – Friday, Aug. 16, and every Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Bowl of haddock chowder with crackers, $9; or lobster roll lunch with chips, $10; cup of chowder, $6; combination […]

  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    Westbrook Notes: Aug. 15

    WHS class of ’79 Cindy Kilburn reported an “amazing turnout” at the Westbrook High School class of 1979 40th reunion on Aug. 2 at the Stockhouse. Kilburn, an event organizer, said about 90 attended with several from distant states. Kilburn said Eric Shepard and J. Nicholas Gross came from California; Jayne Farrington, North Carolina; Mark […]

  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    Buxton Notes: Aug. 15

    Big parade, fest turnout Spectators Saturday packed a Buxton parade route and the Dorcas Fest at Tory Hill. Town Clerk John Myers, who organized the parade, Monday guessed the number of spectators at “700ish.” A Dorcas Society organizer, Beverly Atkinson at the Brewster Mansion, said Monday the turnout in the mansion’s barn was heavy, based […]

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