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Chance Viles is a staff writer for the American Journal, covering Westbrook. He is a UMass Amherst graduate, studying journalism and political science. Chance spent a few years covering towns and cities throughout Massachusetts before moving to Portland. He enjoys all things weird, spicy food, and can probably be found walking around with his cameras.

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  • Published
    February 24, 2021

    Don’t just wear one mask, wear two, health officer says

    Westbrook Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte reminds residents to remain vigilant against the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Published
    February 24, 2021

    Donation will help replenish supply of Westbrook schools’ library books

    WESTBROOK — A donation from a local bank will help replace school library books after four times as many have gone missing this year than in previous school years, Superintendent Peter Lancia said. A $4,027 donations from Saco Biddeford Savings Bank will help replenish school shelves, Lancia said. School library books get lost each year, […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    Falmouth opening schools to more students in March

    The school committee also passed a resolution asking the state to push Maine teachers to the front of the vaccination line.

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    Westbrook Police Notes: Feb. 15-21

    Arrests Hindia D. Mohamed, 34, of Brown Street, on Feb. 20 on a charge of violating condition of release and disorderly conduct with a loud or unreasonable noise, on Brown Street. Carrie J. Smith, 31, on Feb. 20 on a charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, on […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    ‘Family of nerds’ misses in-person gaming at Westbrook business

    Weekend Anime’s community of gamers, impacted by the pandemic, is eager to return to regular events at the Westbrook shop.

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    Nonprofits, businesses will miss economic boost after Yarmouth Clam Festival canceled

    Virus concerns prompted the cancelation of the festival for the second year in a row.

  • Published
    February 19, 2021

    Underwood Road drainage issue fixed in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH— Repairs to Underwood Road wrapped up earlier this month, with contractors planning to add finishing touches in the spring. The $467,000, four-week project repaired the damage caused by erosion to the storm drain outfall at the end of Underwood Road, off Foreside Road near the water. A storm drain outfall is where a storm […]

  • Published
    February 19, 2021

    Yarmouth seeks input on park upgrades

    YARMOUTH— Town officials want to know what improvements Yarmouth residents would like to see at Royal River Park. The town of Yarmouth is developing a plan for upgrades at the park before applying for a Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant this spring.  The town is looking to widen, reroute and improve trails; expand parking […]

  • Published
    February 17, 2021

    Pandemic-proof Winterfest underway in Westbrook

    A mix of virtual and in-person events will be held through March 31.

  • Published
    February 16, 2021

    Westbrook Police Notes: Feb. 8-14

    Arrests Brianna K. Rawding, 22, of Myrtle Street, on Feb. 10 on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and a warrant, on Lyman Street. Summonses Eusebio Salazar, 40, of Buxton, on Feb. 8 on a charge of operating a vehicle without a license, on Main Street. Julius S. Ishag, 28, of Webster, […]

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