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  • Published
    March 3, 2010

    Homegrown magazine covers Highland Street, Deering and beyond

    Three grade-school boys are producing a magazine that is really close to home.

  • Published
    March 3, 2010

    Feature Obituary: Eleanor Copp, 86, good sport, loved going up to camp

    CUMBERLAND – When she couldn’t beat them, Eleanor Mae Copp joined them instead. “My father was a very avid hunter, so she was a good sport and went along with us,” including a moose hunt when she was 70, said her son Howell Copp. Mrs. Copp won a moose permit in the state lottery in […]

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Helen Langlais, 80, art caretaker, key figure in tax-law change

    CUSHING – Helen Langlais spent the last 32 years of her life preserving and promoting the artwork of her husband, Bernard ”Blackie” Langlais, noted Maine sculptor and creator of wood reliefs. Shortly after he died on Dec. 26, 1977, Mrs. Langlais was in a car accident. Trapped upside down in her vehicle, she made a […]

  • Published
    February 24, 2010

    Spreading the word

    A coalition of Westbrook churches are working to let people know about social services that are available.

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Mildred Doukas, 84, loved to travel, learn about cultures

    PORTLAND – One highlight of Mildred Doukas’s life was her first trip to Greece. ”She met her parents’ relatives and could finally use the Greek language she was forced to study at Greek school,” said her sister Aphrodite Roumell. She went with her sisters Virginia Doukas and Despina Athans. Virginia Doukas said they visited their […]

  • Published
    February 19, 2010

    Mary McConnell, 97, ‘pioneer’ businesswoman, humanitarian

    KENNEBUNK – During an era when women were raising children, not running businesses, Mary McConnell was doing both. ”She really, in her day, was quite a pioneer,” said Sharon McConnell of the three restaurants her grandmother owned and operated. ”A woman in business in her day was rare. But no matter what, she just kept […]

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