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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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  • Published
    March 12, 2020

    SoPo grappling with public alcohol policy

    Event organizers and craft brewers push for a rules change to allow alcohol at special events.

  • Published
    March 12, 2020

    Falmouth approves $200K towards land trust purchase, final vote March 23

    Town leaders agree the 52-acre parcel of undeveloped forest near the Foreside is ecologically valuable.

  • Published
    March 12, 2020

    Falmouth school budget up $1.5 million

    The proposed spending represents a nearly 4% increase and would add 30 cents to the tax rate.

  • Published
    March 11, 2020

    Cape Elizabeth Police Beat: March 3-9

    Arrests 3/6 at 11:56 a.m. Jolene Talty, 38, of Cape Elizabeth, was arrested on Dearborn Drive by Officer Eric Vanasse on a charge of violating conditions of release. 3/7 at 2:14 p.m. Samantha Vernier, 28, of Portland, was arrested on Shore Road by Officer Ben Davis on a charge of operating under the influence. Summonses […]

  • Published
    March 10, 2020

    Extra funds needed for Yarmouth intersection

    The town- and state-funded project at Exit 17 went over budget.

  • Published
    March 10, 2020

    Popular Yarmouth scavenger hunt ties into state bicentennial

    The event will be held March 20 and is limited to adults.

  • Published
    March 9, 2020

    Healthy aging workshop offered in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is offering a healthy aging workshop 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21 at the First Parish Church, 116 Main St. The session will feature Dr. Peggy Cyr, who will discuss how to more effectively partner with a medical provider for better health outcomes, and registered dietitian Kris Lindsey, […]

  • Published
    March 9, 2020

    Nomination papers available in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Nomination papers are now available from the Town Clerk’s Office for the June municipal election. To get on the ballot, candidates must get the signatures of at least 25 registered voters no later than 5 p.m. Monday, April 13. There are two seats available on the Town Council; Vice Chairman Ted Asherman and […]

  • Published
    March 9, 2020

    State legislators hold office hours in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — State Sen. Cathy Breen and state Reps. Ed Crockett, and Teresa Pierce will hold constituent office hours 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Mason-Motz Activity Center, 190 Middle Road. Stop by to get updates from the State House, ask questions and share any local concerns.

  • Published
    March 9, 2020

    Freeport Police Beat: March 2-9

    Arrests 3/4 at 2:31 p.m. James M. Petterson, 44, of Waterboro, was arrested on Mallett Drive by Officer Beck Kavanaugh on charges of negotiating a worthless instrument, forgery, theft by receiving stolen property and violating conditions of release. 3/6 at 1:53 p.m. Amazia Sylvester, 20, of Main Street, Gorham, was arrested on Main Street by […]

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