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  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Community News – Library begins summer reading programs

    It is once again time for the Summer Reading Program at the South Portland Public Library. Starting June 11, South Portland Public Library card holders of all ages can sign up to participate in summer reading. There will be separate children, teen, and adult reading programs, each with their own challenges and prizes. The program […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    In the Know – Public works director retires after 25 years

    Scarborough Public Works Director Mike Shaw retired this June after 25 years with the department. “Mike has been a trusted and invaluable member of my leadership team,” said Scarborough Town Manager Tom Hall. “His level of commitment to the town and its residents was unmatched and I always appreciated his positive outlook and can-do attitude. […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    A Voice from the Past – Nancie Hackett Thompson

    This week’s entry is from the diary of Nancie Hackett Thompson in spring 1869. Nancie was the third wife of Nathaniel Lord Thompson, who owned a large shipbuilding yard in Kennebunk. The loss of his previous two wives left Nathaniel with four young children prior to his marriage to Nancie in 1859. At the time […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Guest Column – Good parenting, or whatever

    It’s not so complicated for the Mouse, he said, when I asked Nonney if he had any thoughts on parenting or whatever they might call it. He said, “We just keep telling them that they are wonderful, that we love them, and we hug and kiss them, and tell them to stay clean, don’t make […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Business News – Heart to Heart offers more than a ride

    Kennebunk Savings donation bolsters transportation service.

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Letters to the Editor

    Don’t mess with Maine To the editor, The news that Kennebunk’s special select board meeting – with only four of the seven select board members present – voted on June 7 to engage a Texas executive search firm, Strategic Government Resources, to hire a new town manager causes bells to ring in the ears of […]

  • Published
    June 22, 2022

    A Window on the Past – Summer in Maine Auction and Independence Day Classic Car Show

                  The Summer in Maine Auction, the auction featuring some of the best that Maine has to offer, will open for bidding on Saturday, June 25, at the South Portland Historical Society’s museum at Bug Light Park. Bids will be accepted every day until the auction closes on the […]

  • Published
    June 22, 2022

    Community News – Brick Store Museum hosts Cambodian artist

    Thanks to the partnership of Khmer families in Kennebunk, the Brick Store Museum welcomes Cambodian ceramic artist Yary Livan, with an exhibition of his traditional ceramics. Livan is one of only three known Master Ceramists to have survived the 1975 Khmer Rouge genocide, and the only one known to be living in the United States. […]

  • Published
    June 22, 2022

    Our Sustainable City – You’re invited: Food waste recycling event in Redbank

    Join our Sustainability Office for a fun-filled Saturday morning, brimming with community building, knowledge sharing and sweet summer treats. What better way to kick off the summer season than a food waste recycling event? To celebrate the launch of our new food waste drop off site at Redbank Community Center, the Sustainability Office is hosting […]

  • Published
    June 21, 2022

    From Augusta – Maine lawmakers partner with AG’s office to protect Maine consumers

    Over the past few months, I have heard from many of you about the rising costs we have all been facing, and just how much it’s affected you. It’s no secret that inflation is taking a toll on nearly every industry, and American consumers are hurting. Groceries, utilities, lodging and more have seen some of […]

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