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    September 26, 2019

    Westbrook Notes: Sept. 26

    ‘Cyrus Field’ author to speak Mary Morton Cowan will speak when Westbrook Historical Society meets at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2, at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. Cowan’s topic is her book “Cyrus Field’s Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable.” It is her second book about Field and […]

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    September 26, 2019

    Ellsworth retires as Gorham economic development chief

    GORHAM — The town’s longtime economic development director has retired, effective Friday. Ellsworth served as president of the Gorham Economic Development Corp. “It has been my pleasure to serve the people of the town of Gorham and I am grateful to the corporation board of directors for providing me support and guidance over the years,” […]

  • Published
    September 25, 2019

    Turnpike spur to Gorham in planning stages

    Construction of the toll highway could start in five years, Rep. Andrew McLean says.

  • Published
    September 25, 2019

    We Love to Eat: Sept. 26

    Community meal – Thursday, Sept. 26, noon, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Baked ham, $5. Free dinner – Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland. Chowder luncheon – Friday, Sept. 27, and every Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Bowl of haddock […]

  • Published
    September 24, 2019

    USM’s Sanford named to environmental board

    GORHAM — Gov. Janet Mills has appointed University of Southern Maine Professor Robert Sanford to the Maine Board of Environmental Protection. Sanford, who lives in Gorham, is chairman of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at USM, a position he has held since 2010. Sanford holds master’s and doctoral degrees in environmental science from […]

  • Published
    September 19, 2019

    Westbrook Notes: Sept. 19

    Kids Safety Day The annual Kid’s Safety Day is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, on Hannaford Drive with free hot dogs and refreshments. Police cars, firetrucks, an ambulance and a race car will be on view along with an opportunity to go through a smoke house. Other events include a […]

  • Published
    September 19, 2019

    Buxton Notes: Sept. 19

    Voters nix fire truck Buxton voters in a special meeting on Sept. 11 narrowly defeated a proposal to buy a new firetruck costing $856,185.20, Town Clerk John Myers reported. Voters rejected the proposal 74-69. Under the proposal, voters were asked whether to approve spending up to $85,619 as the first payment for a ladder truck […]

  • Published
    September 19, 2019

    Gorham Notes: Sept. 19

    USM celebrates dining hall makeover The University of Southern Maine on Sept. 13 celebrated the $2.5 million renovation of Brooks Dining Hall on its Gorham campus. USM President Glenn Cummings joined representatives of Sodexo Dining Services along with representatives of Connor Architecture and Landry/French Construction of Scarborough at the event. Census coming next year The […]

  • Published
    September 19, 2019

    We Love to Eat: Sept. 19

    Community meal – Thursday, Sept. 19, noon, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Shepherd’s pie, $5. Free dinner – Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland. Chowder luncheon – Friday, Sept. 20, and every Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Bowl of haddock […]

  • Published
    September 13, 2019

    We Love to Eat: Sept. 13

    Boy Scouts bean supper – Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-6 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, Brown Street, Westbrook. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 87. Beans, hot dogs, American chop suey, coleslaw, bread, dessert and beverages. $10, $3. Claws For A Cause lobster dinner – Saturday, Sept.14, 5-6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt […]

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