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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
    January 16, 2020

    South Portland’s goal of limiting fertilizer use still ‘a work in progress’

    A special committee is looking at how best to prevent excess nitrogen in local waterways.

  • Published
    January 16, 2020

    South Portland skate park moves to design, fundraising stage

    The City Council approved a location for the park this week.

  • Published
    January 16, 2020

    Questions continue to dog Falmouth’s information-sharing procedures

    Council watchdog says town’s response to freedom of access requests is lacking.

  • Published
    January 15, 2020

    Cape Elizabeth Police Beat: Jan. 7-13

    Arrests No arrests were reported from Jan. 7-13. Summonses 1/7 at 11:05 a.m. Eric Poland, 40, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Route 77 by Officer Darin Estes on charges of operating after suspension and possession of a suspended license. 1/8 at 10:23 a.m. Linda Pomerleau, 72, of Portland, was issued a summons […]

  • Published
    January 14, 2020

    Falmouth Police tap Operation Phoenix to help residents rise above addiction

    The community-based program aims to provide a helping hand with no judgment.

  • Published
    January 14, 2020

    Lights, camera, action: New playhouse opens in Yarmouth

    “Narnia the Musical” will be the first show staged.

  • Published
    January 14, 2020

    South Portland theater offers scholarship

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Portland Players is now accepting applications for its Joseph D. Thomas Memorial Scholarship. The grant is available to students pursuing an education in fine arts at the college level. The deadline for submission is April 15. Thomas was a longtime director at the community theater located on Cottage Road. Download an […]

  • Published
    January 13, 2020

    Youth sled competition at SoPo Winterfest

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Youth wishing to compete in the annual cardboard sled competition at Winterfest, which is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, can start working on their designs now. Prizes will be awarded for the longest ride, the fastest ride and most creative sleds. The only materials allowed are cardboard, Duct tape and paint. All […]

  • Published
    January 13, 2020

    Falmouth elementary site of home energy fair

    FALMOUTH — The town’s Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee will hold its 7th annual Home Energy Fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Falmouth Elementary School, 74 Woodville Road. The event includes guided tours of the LEED-Certified school cafeteria, along with question and answer sessions with heating professionals, energy companies and […]

  • Published
    January 13, 2020

    Freeport library holds chocolate bash

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Community Library will hold its 19th annual chocolate extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.  The event includes live music by the Cul-de-Sax and “countless delectable treats,” according to the library website. Chocolates are priced at $2 a plate and all proceeds will benefit the library. The library is located at […]

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