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    December 13, 2019

    Global warming alarmists continue to ramp up the rhetoric

    When you take a handful of so-called scientists, who are applying for free government grants, of course 97 percent, (actually a made up number by Barack Hussein Obama, but you get my drift), are going to claim man-made global warming is real. When you take flawed, manipulated data and convince school grade children that man-made […]

  • Published
    December 13, 2019

    Community News

    Kennebunk Savings leads expansion effort of Fogg Library On Friday, Nov. 15, Kennebunk Savings delivered a $75,000 check in support of the William Fogg Library expansion project, an ambitious redesign that creates additional space for future enrichment programming for children and adults. Driven by a 25-year history of giving to regions it serves through its […]

  • Published
    December 12, 2019

    Portland Machine Tool Works

    When the South Portland shipyards closed at the end of World War II, it left thousands of people without jobs and many large empty buildings on the city’s east end. The Greater Portland Public Development Commission was created to take over the vacant land and buildings, and utilize them in some way to create jobs. […]

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    December 11, 2019

    Sprint into the New Year in Knightville

    As of Wednesday, Dec. 11, registration for the Foulmouthed New Year’s Mile had surged well over the 200 mark and appears destined to rival the 300-plus who participated in last year’s inaugural event. Created by Giddy Up Events of South Portland and hosted by Foulmouthed Brewing, the event celebrates the arrival of the New Year […]

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    December 9, 2019

    Festive fun at Seashore Trolley Museum

    Seashore Trolley Museum continues its special holiday events during Kennebunkport’s 38th annual Christmas Prelude. Rides on the museum’s private heritage railroad in heated, decked out trolleys will be offered every 30 minutes on the following dates and times: Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Thursday, Dec. 12: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is $7 and includes […]

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    December 6, 2019

    Obituaries Steven Rothrock

    Steven Rothrock Steven H. Rothrock, 57, of Kennebunkport, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston following a lengthy battle with leukemia. Steven was born May 26, 1962 in Rahway, New Jersey, the son of Calvin and Ruth Rorden Rothrock, and graduated from Westfield High School and University of Maine, Orono, […]

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    December 6, 2019

    Obituaries Helen Shaw

    Helen Shaw Helen Frances Shaw, 80, a resident of Kennebunk and Florien, Louisiana, died Dec. 1, 2019 at the St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana, after a brief illness. Helen was born in Kennebunkport on Sept. 1, 1939, a daughter of Harry Durwood and Ellen Emma (Wildes) Brown and graduated from Kennebunk High School, […]

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    December 6, 2019

    Obituaries Paul George, Sr.

    Paul George, Sr. Paul Leo George, Sr., 74, of Kennebunk, died peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 30, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough following a battle with cancer. He was born in Boston on Sept. 24, 1945, the son of James F. George, Jr. and Irene E. (Simmons) George. He graduated from Marian High […]

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    December 6, 2019

    Then and now: United States Shipbuilding

    In this then-and-now look at South Portland, we see a waterfront scene in the Knightville neighborhood. The historic photograph was taken around the time of World War I and in my effort to locate the exact spot, I took the current-day photo just this past week down at Anchorage Place (the townhouses that are located […]

  • Published
    December 6, 2019

    Letters to the Editor

    Skate park forum on Dec. 17 To the editor, South Portland’s Skate Park Committee has spent 15 months researching potential locations for a skate park in the city. On Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in city hall, the committee will hold a public forum to present their findings. As a former city councilor, I can […]

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