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    January 15, 2020

    Enter if you dare, the zany, exclusive world of indoor marathons

    There are reasons for the paucity of indoor marathon opportunities in North America. Good reasons. And they were revealed in high definition last week. A cursory check of Al Gore’s internet reveals about four or five events. There are a couple in New England listed under the moniker, Arena Attack Indoor Series. Sounds excruciating. There’s […]

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    January 10, 2020

    Obituaries – Herman Cohen

    Herman Cohen Herman William Cohen, 37, of Kennebunk, passed away suddenly in Biddeford on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Herman was born in Waterville, Maine, March 9, 1982, the beloved son of Laurie and Marlene Linarez Cohen, attended Berwick Academy and graduated from Proctor Academy in Andover, NH. A gifted athlete, he loved to play lacrosse […]

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    January 10, 2020

    Obituaries – Brian Dumas

    Brian Dumas Brian Keith Dumas liked to seize the day so completely that as a young man he vowed he’d be dead by 30. Instead, he made it another 21 years, becoming a beloved husband and devoted father and making everyone around him laugh until the very end. “If there’s one word that will come […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2020

    A Window On the Past – The creation of Bug Light Park

      Over the last month, I’ve covered the history of many of the businesses that operated in the shipyard area in the post-war years. Last week’s column had a photograph of the old Building 5, the hangar-looking building that General Electric was using that was located on the land just adjacent to Bug Light. After […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2020

    Legislature begins consequential second session

      As the calendar turns to 2020 and the 129th Maine Legislature returns this week to begin its second session, it’s perhaps wise to reflect on our mission, where we have been, and where we are going. Our task, as I see it, is to recognize challenges, remove obstacles, and to find ways to make […]

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    January 10, 2020

    Letters to the Editor

    Referendum signs are misleading To the editor, On March 3, all Maine voters registered in any or no political party may vote on Question 1. This referendum seeks to overturn legislation which does not permit religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccinations. Those who don’t support vaccinating children have raised significant funds and covered the highways […]

  • Published
    January 8, 2020

    Gordon is top New Year’s miler

    SOUTH PORTLAND – A record number of participants showed up ready to run a mile at high noon on New Year’s Day in Knightville. In only its second year, the 2020 Foulmouthed New Year’s Mile saw a jump to 452 finishers after 372 in last year’s inaugural event. The streets in South Portland were framed […]

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    January 7, 2020

    Obituaries Lawrence Brackley

    Lawrence Brackley Lawrence C. Brackley of Kennebunk, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2019 at Avita of Wells where he had enjoyed living for the last year. Best known as Larry, he was born in Farmington, Maine, on Jan. 18, 1927, the son of Clyde M. and Sarah E. (Stanley) Brackley. A World War II […]

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    January 7, 2020

    Business News – Signs of success in Kennebunk

    KENNEBUNK — Signs of his work are all over town, but do you know the man behind the artwork? Meet Mike Prevost, of Prevost Signs, who has been giving local businesses their identity for 25 years in Kennebunk, across Maine, and throughout the country and world. Most recently he completed the new sign on the […]

  • Published
    December 30, 2019

    Obituaries William Carroll

    William Carroll William Augustine Carroll, 86, of Kennebunk, died Dec. 23, 2019 in the loving care of his wife and son. Bill was born Oct. 19, 1933 in West New York, New Jersey, a son of John and Alice (Toomey) Carroll. Bill proudly served his country during the Korean War as a Corporal in the […]

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