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Drew is a reporter for The Southern Forecaster. Though he is from Massachusetts, Drew grew up going to his family’s lake house in Denmark, Maine, learning to snow ski at Shawnee Peak and water ski on Moose Pond. While he started as a “Vacationlander”, Drew has adopted “the way life should be” motto and moved to Portland in September of 2021. Past writing experience includes Wicked Local and The Hockey Writers.

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  • Published
    January 26, 2022

    South Portland mask mandate on the books

    The city is purchasing 25,000 masks to distribute to businesses.  

  • Published
    January 26, 2022

    Number of homeless students in South Portland increases tenfold in two years

    The superintendent discusses that challenge and others the district faces in his annual report to the school board.

  • Published
    January 24, 2022

    Library launches ‘Let’s Talk Scarborough’ series

    The Scarborough Public Library will be hold its first “Let’s Talk Scarborough” event at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 via Zoom. An interview with new Scarborough Police Chief Mark Holmquist will kick off the series, which is intended to offer opportunities for residents to hear from and ask questions of town officials. After the interview Tuesday, […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2022

    No takers to conduct Cape Elizabeth affordable housing study

    Cape Elizabeth’s search for a contractor to conduct its affordable housing study has been fruitless so far. A Town Council workshop scheduled for Feb. 7 will help determine the next course of action, according to Town Manager Matthew Sturgis. The council had hoped for the study to be completed before the November election, which will […]

  • Published
    January 20, 2022

    South Portland to enact mask mandate

    The mandate, which will apply to all public buildings in the city, likely will be in effect as early as Friday.

  • Published
    January 20, 2022

    So. Portland distributing $6.9M in grants to local organizations

    South Portland organizations that are addressing the impacts of COVID-19 can learn how to apply for a share of  $6.9 million in grant money at a meeting scheduled for Jan. 26. The funds are part of a $10.5 million federal grant awarded to the city through the American Rescue Plan Act. During the first distribution […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2022

    New South Portland chief sees same challenges ahead as he leaves behind

    Daniel Ahern says he has experience with many of the issues facing the South Portland Police Department, including homelessness, substance misuse, and staffing struggles.

  • Published
    January 19, 2022

    Operation HOPE extends shutdown amid omicron surge

    After ceasing operations Dec. 16, the plan to resume the program on Jan. 14 has been postponed.

  • Published
    January 19, 2022

    Volunteers sought to help shovel out SoPo seniors

    Age Friendly South Portland is looking for volunteers who are willing to shovel walkways for their senior neighbors and is offering free buckets of sand to ensure those walkways are safe. To sign up to be a snow-shoveling volunteer, fill out the form at forms.gle/Cr3TWj87o7t1vnFk7. Seniors age 65 or older, or residents of any age […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2022

    Upcoming WinterFest South Portland puts focus on community

    The events will be held Jan. 29 at Mill Creek Park followed by fireworks at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

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