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  • Published
    January 25, 2023

    Westbrook coalition grapples with short-term solutions for homelessness

    Affordable housing projects are planned for down the road, but meeting immediate and near-future needs is challenging.

  • Published
    January 25, 2023

    We Love to Eat: Jan. 26

    Haddock supper buffet – Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m., Living Waters Church, Parker Farm Road, Buxton. Suggested donation: $8; $4, child; $20, family. Takeout available. Face masks encouraged. Saturday night supper – Saturday, Jan. 28, 4:30-6 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Road, Casco. Casseroles, roasted turkey, baked beans, salads, rolls, beverages and homemade pies. […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2023

    Westbrook Notes: Jan. 19

    Gallant-Charette nominated  Pat Gallant-Charette, a long-time swimmer at the Westbrook Community Center’s Davan Indoor Pool, is nominated for the World Open Water Swimmer Woman of the Year Award. Supporters can vote for her by visiting openwaterswimming.com. Limited to one vote per e-mail address. Tax prep assistance AARP 2023 tax preparation assistance will be available on […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2023

    Gorham Notes: Jan. 19

    January sock drive In what has become an annual January tradition, St. Anne Church in Gorham is collecting socks for homeless people and others in need. Parishioners last year donated around 1,000 pairs of socks that were distributed to veterans’ groups, shelters, food pantries and local organizations such as Amistad, Preble Street and St. Vincent […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2023

    Buxton Notes: Jan. 19

    Keep The Heat On The town’s Keep The Heat On program would appreciate returnable bottles and cans. The heating assistance fund helps Buxton’s senior citizens on fixed incomes who are unable to meet the rising costs of heating fuel. In addition to money collected from returnables, the program accepts monetary donations throughout the year as […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2023

    We Love to Eat: Jan. 19

    Free community meal – Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5-6 p.m., Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. Attendees encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. Haddock supper buffet – Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m., Living Waters Church, Parker Farm Road, Buxton. Suggested donations: $8, $4 child, $20 family. Takeout available. Unvaccinated diners encouraged to wear face […]

  • Published
    January 18, 2023

    Cline out, Buxton seeks new police chief

    Troy Cline resigned last week after being put on paid administration leave for undisclosed reasons.

  • Published
    January 18, 2023

    Westbrook has county’s worst high-crash intersection

    Westbrook and Gorham each have nine designated high-crash intersections and Buxton has four, according to the Maine Department of Transportation.

  • Published
    January 12, 2023

    Westbrook Notes: Jan. 12

    Day of Service to honor MLK Jr.  St. Anthony of Padua Parish will host a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, in the hall of St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown St., from 9-11:30 a.m. Hosted by St. Anthony’s Social Justice and Peace Committee, the event will include a pancake […]

  • Published
    January 12, 2023

    Buxton Notes: Jan. 12

    Generosity rises Donations to the Buxton Toy Box rose significantly in 2022. The number of children receiving gifts during the holidays climbed to 117 in 2022 from 86 in 2021, representing a change of 36%. The number of families served rose to 47 from 38, a nearly 24% uptick. Volunteers started the Toy Box program […]

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