Looking Back: March 26


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March 29, 1995
Westbrook Mayor Kenneth Lefebvre advised the Metropolis Council last 7 days that the new owner of the S.D. Warren paper mill, Sappi of South Africa, has certain him the mill can be 99% odor-totally free. Lefebvre claimed conquering the paper mill odor would raise assets values in Westbrook and advertise the recreational price of the Presumpscot River.
Three state winner wrestlers are strolling the halls of Westbrook Significant College this yr. They are Marshall Craggy, Justin Gross and Ben McCrillis, all seniors. “It took 15 decades of wrestling teams at Westbrook Significant before we gained our very first unique state championship,” explained Dennis Walch, coach for 22 several years. “For Westbrook to win a few of them in a single calendar year is unbelievable!”
With wintertime scarcely behind us, volunteers of the Westbrook Small League have carried out the excavating, laid the foundation and pushed forward on building of a 16-by-20-foot constructing at the Joseph A. Warren Subject on Bridge Avenue that will have a concession stand, scorers’ booth and rest room facilities. Amid the volunteers are Tim Kennie, Don Meserve, George Apt and Steve Corey.
Gorham Savings Bank has contributed $five,400 toward generation and printing of a Gorham Economic Progress Corp. brochure. None of the do the job was accomplished by Gorham individuals or corporations. Customers of the company could not describe target marketplaces or company growth ambitions. City Planner Deborah Fossum mentioned members are hoping to manage and “feel their way as they go alongside devoid of qualified personnel.”
Gorham inhabitants Jim and Donna Begley and son Michael took the Amtrak coach to Tampa, Florida, during college holiday 7 days. The train was crowded with students.
March 30, 2005
A letter signed by former Mayor Don Esty is at the middle of a dispute concerning the city and developer Tim Flannery in excess of the use of parking at the so-termed CVS great deal in between Key Avenue and William Clarke Drive. Even so, the letter, which promised Flannery the use of 90 spaces, virtually half of the large amount, was by no means brought to the Metropolis Council for approval. The town is now investigating no matter whether the document is legally enforceable. In an agreement with Flannery signed June 19, 2003, the metropolis gave the developer the use of 400 spaces in the municipal parking garage rent-cost-free for the first two yrs of the 10-calendar year settlement.
At the Faculty Committee assembly on March 21, Hannaford offered a $5,000 verify to Westbrook Significant Faculty to aid market literacy. Principal Marc Gousse reported the revenue would be employed for the school’s literacy method, as perfectly as the Aspirations system, which is built to support kids in high faculty and put together them for the years subsequent.
Quite a few pupils from Gorham will execute in a spring live performance at Merrill Auditorium April 14. They are amid 200 space center university and significant faculty college students who have rehearsed with 4 distinctive ensembles on the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus. These with the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble are Elizabeth Fontaine, Jessica Portlock, Jennie Wiacek, Nick Mirkin, Alan Craig and Brianne Hodgkins. Cassandra McBride and Angela Doxsey are with the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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