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Kate Irish Collins has been doing community journalism around southern Maine since 1997, with a couple breaks here and there. Kate writes for The Forecaster group of weekly newspapers. Her beat includes the Portland schools and the towns of Falmouth and Yarmouth. Kate grew up in Gorham and now lives near the beach, where she walks her dog as much as possible. She always has a book on hand and always enjoys watching a good movie.

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    December 5, 2019

    Cape adds two positions to fire & rescue roster

    The change also required adding two bedrooms at Town Center Station.

  • Published
    December 5, 2019

    Goodwill in South Portland offering more specialized shopping

    Goodwill will celebrate the opening of “Handpicked,” its in-store boutique, on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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    December 5, 2019

    Freeport Police Beat: Dec. 5

    Arrests No arrests were reported for the period from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2. Summonses No criminal summonses were issued for the period from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 Fire calls 11/25 at 10:22 a.m. Accident on U.S. Route 1. 11/26 at 4:55 a.m. Accident on Interstate 295. 11/26 at 11:08 a.m. Accident on Interstate […]

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    December 5, 2019

    Yarmouth Police Beat: Dec. 5

    Arrests 11/30 at 12:35 a.m. Destinee L. Hurson, 27, of Depot Road, was arrested on North Road by Sgt. Michael Pierce on a charge of operating under the influence. Summonses 11/25 at 8:21 a.m. Branko Kidric, 44, of Sherburne Lane, Falmouth, was issued a summons on West Elm Street by Officer Michael Peacock for passing […]

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    December 4, 2019

    Cape Police Beat: Nov. 19-Dec. 1

    Arrests 11/25 at 4:19 p.m. Stewart J. Shuster, 32, of Biddeford, was arrested on Ocean House Road by Officer Aaron Webster on an outstanding warrant. 12/1 at 5:30 p.m. Matthew A. Macey, 32, of Bangor, was arrested on Woodcrest Road by Officer Ryan Wagner on a charge of violating conditions of release and on an […]

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    December 4, 2019

    Lightening the Load: Falmouth cuts homework for youngest students

    A new policy means no more homework for students in kindergarten through grade 3 and less homework for fourth and fifth grade students.

  • Published
    December 3, 2019

    Help needed to clear fire hydrants in Yarmouth

    The town has nearly 300 hydrants that must be made accessible after each snowfall.

  • Published
    December 3, 2019

    Yarmouth students celebrate ‘common values’

    With the Day of Hope event, students at Yarmouth High School share ideas, bring the community together

  • Published
    December 3, 2019

    Freeport arts group hosting ugly sweater party

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Arts & Cultural Alliance will hold a free Ugly Sweater Party from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the cafeteria at the middle school, 19 Kendall Lane. The event is aimed at youth ages 11 to 17.  The alliance will provide everything needed to decorate; just bring an old sweater and […]

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    December 3, 2019

    Yarmouth nonprofit seeks donations of winter wear

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is collecting gently used winter outerwear, including coats, hats, gloves and boots for both children and adults, to support its Operation Bundle-Up program. All donated items are cleaned and distributed to local families in need of winter gear. Donation boxes can be found at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main […]

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