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Jane Vaughan has been a reporter with the Lakes Region Weekly since 2018. She covers nine towns in the Lakes Region and a variety of topics, including local politics and education stories across five school districts. She has experience working in print, digital, and radio journalism and enjoys telling stories across platforms. She holds a BA in English from Wellesley College. Outside of work, Jane enjoys swimming, boxing, and spending time outside. She lives in Cape Elizabeth.

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  • Published
    September 20, 2019

    SAD 6 seeks new Standish board member

    STANDISH — The Town Council is accepting applications for an interim Standish seat on the SAD 6 Board of Directors after a recent resignation. Mark Nadeau, who had just entered his third year on the board in June, resigned Sept. 10 due to “personal health issues,” said Board Chairperson Trevor Hustus. The interim director will […]

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    September 20, 2019

    Casco, Windham awarded firefighters grants

    CASCO — The Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has awarded funds to the towns of Casco and Windham to boost emergency response. Casco received $125,000 for four automatic loaders for its ambulances. Windham was awarded nearly $61,000 for operations and safety, which will go towards installing an automatic sprinkler system in […]

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    September 20, 2019

    Marijuana policy topic of next Speak Out

    WINDHAM — This month’s Speak Out program will focus on marijuana policy. The show will take place on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 8 School Road. It can be viewed on Channel 1303, on the Town of Windham website or on Facebook.

  • Published
    September 20, 2019

    Church supper moves to fair for September

    GRAY — Gray’s First Congregational Church will not hold its usual fourth Saturday supper in September. Instead, the congregation will be running the Barnyard Restaurant at the Cumberland Fair. Visitors can expect the same home cooking, pies and friendly faces at the sit-down restaurant, located next to the farm museum, from Sept. 22-28, ending at […]

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    September 20, 2019

    Pampering, lunch planned for women veterans

    WINDHAM — The American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10643 are hosting the 1st Annual Women Veteran’s Luncheon Oct. 19 at the Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive. From 9 a.m. until noon, there will be refreshments and pampering, including Reiki and mini massages. Lunch will be served […]

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    September 20, 2019

    Maine Lakes Brewfest tickets available

    CASCO — The 16th annual Maine Lakes Brewfest will be held Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Sebago, 261 Point Sebago Road. This year’s theme is “Sampling the Best!” No one under 21 will be admitted, and no pets are allowed. Parking is $5 per car. Tickets can be purchased online […]

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    September 20, 2019

    Windham Police Notes: Sept. 2-14

    Steven L. Gilson, 30, of Casco was arrested Sept. 2 on charges of violating protection from abuse order and violating condition of release. Steven V. Jordan, 58, of Buxton was summonsed Sept. 6 on a charge of passing a stopped school bus with lights flashing. Michelle A. Riolo, 50, of Portland was arrested Sept. 7 […]

  • Published
    September 20, 2019

    Plans take hold for Chandler family land in New Gloucester

    The Royal River Conservation Trust and Gray-New Gloucester Little League are teaming up to acquire the 180-acre parcel for a “community-oriented project.”

  • Published
    September 20, 2019

    Apples may be on small side, but ripe for picking

    Although the weather has hampered progress, apple orchards in the area are up and running for the year. “It was a cold spring and a hot summer with not much rain, which means the apples don’t grow as big,” said Robert Randall, owner of Randall Orchards in Standish. Mike Thompson, owner of Thompson’s Orchards in […]

  • Published
    September 19, 2019

    Windham ponders next move in manager search

    After being turned down by two top candidates, some town councilors would like to broaden the finalist field.

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