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Bob Lowell is Gorham resident and a reporter for the American Journal.

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  • Published
    February 3, 2021

    Plans for Gorham’s new business campus taking shape

    Sixteen lot sizes will range from 2.29 acres to 12.48 acres.

  • Published
    January 28, 2021

    Gorham Notes: Jan. 28

    No vaccination mandate Gorham has no plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for its municipal employees. “We are not considering a mandate and I am unaware of any municipality that is making it a requirement,” Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak said in an email when the American Journal asked last week. “We will offer vaccinations to our […]

  • Published
    January 28, 2021

    Westbrook Notes: Jan. 28

    Students upgrade Post 62  Students from the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center have slowly but steadily been upgrading the internal and external infrastructure at the Stephen W. Manchester American Legion Post 62 despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, says post spokesman Dennis Marrotte. Seniors in the Peter Wilson’s Electricity Technology class installed LED outdoor security […]

  • Published
    January 28, 2021

    Buxton Notes: Jan. 28

    Committee openings The town has vacancies on several committees. Those with openings are: Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission Carroll Park Bonny Eagle Park Estes Park Town Farm Park Cemetery Keep the Heat On Buxton Toy Box Saco River Community TV Corp. For more information, contact Town Clerk John Myers at 929-6171 or jmyers@buxton.me.us. COVID-19 […]

  • Published
    January 27, 2021

    Fickett named Gorham Fire and Rescue chief

    Ken Fickett, a 47-year veteran with the department, is the right person for the job, the former chief says.

  • Published
    January 21, 2021

    Gorham Notes: Jan. 21

    ecomaine hiking fee for drop-off at plant Citing COVID-19, ecomaine is raising the minimum rate private citizens will be charged to haul trash to its facility on Blueberry Lane in Portland. The minimum rate beginning Feb. 1 will jump 200% from $5 to $15. Customer vehicles are weighed entering and exiting the facility with a […]

  • Published
    January 21, 2021

    Westbrook Notes: Jan. 21

    Sebago Lake calendar available Portland Water District’s 2021 “Images of Sebago Lake 2021” calendar, featuring images from amateur photographers, is now available. This is the 16th Sebago Lake calendar recognizing local talent and their appreciation for Greater Portland’s drinking water source. Due to the pandemic, distribution of the calendar is slightly different this year. PWD […]

  • Published
    January 21, 2021

    We Love to Eat: Jan. 21

    Haddock supper buffet — Saturday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m., Living Waters Church, Parker Farm Road, Buxton. Social distancing guidelines in effect, face masks and use of hand sanitizer required. Takeout containers available. Suggested donation: adult, $8; child, $4; family, $20.

  • Published
    January 20, 2021

    State report: Gorham’s crime rate crept up in 2019

    A state report says there were 7.8 crimes per thousand residents in 2019, up from 5.62 in 2018.

  • Published
    January 19, 2021

    Buxton therapy dog takes top spot

    Melissa MacWilliams’ Dalmatian Monson wins a national award for his therapy work.