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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
    March 23, 2022

    Johnson resigns from Scarborough Town Council

    Town Councilor Paul Johnson resigned from the Scarborough Town Council this week to accept a position with the Greater Portland Council of Governments as its senior economic development manager. Johnson will manage the agency’s revolving loan programs and will develop a new GPCOG service,  providing planning services to cities and towns and developers to help […]

  • Published
    March 23, 2022

    Cape Elizabeth town budget proposal has little impact on taxpayers

    The budget is up 9%, but an increase in expected revenues means the town’s portion of the property tax rate will go up 3 cents.

  • Published
    March 17, 2022

    Scarborough Planning Board, Costco grapple over parking

    Board members are not pleased with the size of the planned parking lot, but Costco says the size is not an option.

  • Published
    March 16, 2022

    South Portland dog committee ‘a hung jury’ on Willard Beach

    While the committee has been able to come to some consensus, including abolishing leash rules at Hinckley Park, members were unable to decide how to deal with dogs on the beach.

  • Published
    March 16, 2022

    South Portland council to fill two vacancies on School Board

    The South Portland City Council will appoint two members of the School Board to fill vacancies. Mike Faulkingham resigned last week as the District 2 representative on the School Board, citing the time commitment of a new job and family matters that limit his ability to serve on the board. Andrea Levinsky resigned from her […]

  • Published
    March 16, 2022

    South Portland firefighter wins community service award

    Josh Pobrislo, South Portland firefighter, paramedic and local health officer, will be presented the Captain Joel Barnes Community Service Award on Sunday at the Maine Mariners game. The award, sponsored by the hockey team, Teamsters Local 340 and the Berwick Volunteer Firefighters Association, honors  Berwick Fire Capt. Joel Barnes, who died in 2019 after fighting […]

  • Published
    March 16, 2022

    Town, Cape arena group formalize working agreement

    The Cape Elizabeth Town Council on Monday certified an agreement between the town and the nonprofit group behind a proposed community arena. The formal agreement allows the Cape Community Arena Group access to the town-owned site next to the Public Works building and adjacent to Gull Crest Fields to conduct site reviews; requires that the […]

  • Published
    March 16, 2022

    Cape Elizabeth fields 7 bids for housing study

    Cape Elizabeth has received seven offers from consultants to conduct its housing needs assessment. Bids ranged from $39,500 to the town’s maximum budget of $50,000, according to information provided by Town Planner Maureen O’Meara. The study is intended to provide a better understanding of Cape Elizabeth’s housing needs to determine what type of affordable housing […]

  • Published
    March 16, 2022

    Homeless in Cumberland County: Homelessness strains South Portland services to the limit

    Hotels in the city have become homeless shelters as other facilities overflowed.

  • Published
    March 10, 2022

    Scarborough may double yearly building permits for Downs

    The Town Council gives preliminary approval to exempting the town center portion of the development from a town building cap.

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