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The Biddeford City Council has voted to repair and restore the historic clock on top of city hall. Biddeford last year won a $150,000 historic preservation grant awarded by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation through the "Partner in Preservation: Celebrating Diversity on Main Street" campaign. Biddeford was one of 20 communities across the country chosen to compete for a share of the $1.6 million in grants awarded for preservation projects. The grants were awarded based on public online voting. Councilors voted Tuesday to use the grant money to hire a Freeport company to fix and restore the... [Read More]
A number of students from York County have been honored with Dean's List distinction for the Fall 2018 semester at the University of Vermont. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. The following local students achieved this distinction: - Emma Murphy of Kennebunkport - Douglas Hirschhorn of Kennebunkport - Shaylyn Gagnon of West Buxton - Payton Humphrey of Cape Neddick - Kathryn Fagan of Eliot - Ryan Stuart of Kittery Point - Sophia... [Read More]
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KITTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard announced it will conduct a routine training exercise on Tuesday, Jan. 15.This exercise will be in the vicinity of the shipyard's Gate 2 and is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Naval Security Force. This is not in response to any specific threat, but is regularly scheduled training.Area residents may see security activities associated with this exercise. The timing of the training exercise... [Read More]
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ELIOT, Maine — Twenty-five-years ago, two women had a vision — to feed people in need in the southern Maine area, and their mission was wildly successful.Table of Plenty, a nonprofit that feeds people in Berwick, York and Kittery areas held a party on Saturday at the Regatta Banquet and Conference Center to celebrate 25 years of making sure no one goes hungry. President of TOP, Diane Marzinzik, said last year they served 13,844 meals, at a cost of $1.80 per meal."We are an all... [Read More]
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Kathleen Marra of Kittery is elected chairwoman by the Maine Democratic State Committee and Erik Gundersen of Portland as vice chairman. [Read More]
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Kathleen Marra of Kittery was tapped to serve as the chairwoman after a strong letter of support from Gov. Janet Mills.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News. [Read More]
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Ken Fellows, a board member for the Kittery Land Trust said the goal of the film festival is to raise public awareness of all aspects of environmental concern.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News. [Read More]
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KITTERY, Maine — There's almost $20,000 worth of beer sitting in tanks at Woodland Farms Brewery, and owner Patrick Rowan can't ship it out of state until the federal government shutdown ends.With nowhere to put new beer until those tanks are emptied, Rowan said he'll have to lay off staff at his Kittery brewery next week unless the shutdown ends first. The batch on hold was the brewery's first attempt at shipping beer out of state, and the beer's labeling needs approval by the federal Tax... [Read More]
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KITTERY, Maine — The Wood Island Life Saving Station Association recently put out a 'Hail Mary' call to supporters to lend a hand to the men and women of the Coast Guard Portsmouth Harbor Station as they work without pay during the government shutdown.On Saturday, at 22 days, this will be the longest government shutdown in United States history. Despite being without paychecks, members of the U.S. Coast Guard still have to perform their essential duties."Rescues don't wait," said Sam Reid,... [Read More]
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The Planning Board unanimously accepted a preliminary site plan application Thursday night to create a food truck pod at the “mural building” just north of the Memorial Traffic Circle.The vote pushes the proposal to a public hearing, which has been scheduled for Feb. 14.Barbara Jenny of Green Brook LLC, which owns the colorful building at 230 US Route 1 that houses Lost Coast and other creative businesses, first went before the board in November, stating they wanted... [Read More]
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KITTERY, Maine — It hasn't just been a change of coaches at Traip Academy. It's been a change of mindset.The Rangers were slated to open the second half of their season Thursday at Sacopee Valley. And while the results of the first half have been pretty good — a 6-3 record, a fifth-place perch in Class C South — what first-year coach Ed Szczepanik has appreciated the most is the process.“These kids will do — and have said they will do — anything... [Read More]
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The 'Open for Business' sign former Gov. Paul LePage put up on the highway in Kittery should be changed to 'Welcome Home' in roughly three weeks. [Read More]
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