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Fort Williams Park to open to limited vehicular traffic June 1
05/28/2020
Fort Williams Park to open to limited vehicular traffic June 1

Fort Williams Park to open to limited vehicular traffic June 1

The Town Council on May 27 voted to amend the COVID-19 emergency order that had allowed only pedestrians and bicycles to visit the park, in line with state orders enacted to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Cape Courier remembers the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country. And thanks all thos...
05/25/2020

The Cape Courier remembers the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country. And thanks all those that have and still do serve our great nation. Happy Memorial Day.

Last chance for Senior Shoutouts. Booking deadline is tomorrow for our last edition. Let’s show those Seniors some love.
05/21/2020

Last chance for Senior Shoutouts. Booking deadline is tomorrow for our last edition. Let’s show those Seniors some love.

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05/21/2020

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Cape Elizabeth Police Department
04/29/2020

Cape Elizabeth Police Department

***𝗙𝗒π—₯𝗧 π—ͺπ—œπ—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—œπ—”π— π—¦ π—’π—£π—˜π—‘ 𝗧𝗒 π—£π—˜π——π—˜π—¦π—§π—₯π—œπ—”π—‘π—¦/π—–π—¬π—–π—Ÿπ—œπ—¦π—§π—¦ 𝗦𝗧𝗔π—₯π—§π—œπ—‘π—š 𝗠𝗔𝗬 πŸ­πŸ­π—§π—›***

Fort Williams Park will reopen to pedestrians and cyclists ππ„π†πˆπππˆππ† πŒπ€π˜ 𝟏𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎. The Cape Elizabeth Town Council on April 28, 2020 voted to amend an its emergency order that had closed the park as part of the town's efforts to stem spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Councilors agreed on April 28 to take a careful, deliberate approach to reopening the park, in step with the governor's plan. "I think we need to be very proscriptive and very deliberate about the measures that we take at the Fort before swinging any gates open – whether they're foot traffic gates or vehicle gates," said Councilor Jamie Garvin.

May 11, a Monday, was chosen to avoid a weekend opening and to allow time for staff to mark playground areas, port-a-johns, binoculars and other equipment as off-limits. Face masks will not be required, but signage, park rangers and park greeters will remind visitors to maintain a 6-foot social distance.

Dogs will also be required to be on leashes. "If we're doing social distancing, I think a 6-foot leash is appropriate," said Councilor Valerie Deveraux. "People touch their dogs – if we have dogs off leash I think that could create a lot of problems," she said.

https://www.capeelizabeth.com/news/2020/corona_virus_fw_open_ped.html

***𝗙𝗒π—₯𝗧 π—ͺπ—œπ—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—œπ—”π— π—¦ π—’π—£π—˜π—‘ 𝗧𝗒 π—£π—˜π——π—˜π—¦π—§π—₯π—œπ—”π—‘π—¦/π—–π—¬π—–π—Ÿπ—œπ—¦π—§π—¦ 𝗦𝗧𝗔π—₯π—§π—œπ—‘π—š 𝗠𝗔𝗬 πŸ­πŸ­π—§π—›***Fort Williams Park will reopen to pedestrians and cycl...
04/29/2020
Pedestrians, cyclists may use Fort Williams Park starting May 11

***𝗙𝗒π—₯𝗧 π—ͺπ—œπ—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—œπ—”π— π—¦ π—’π—£π—˜π—‘ 𝗧𝗒 π—£π—˜π——π—˜π—¦π—§π—₯π—œπ—”π—‘π—¦/π—–π—¬π—–π—Ÿπ—œπ—¦π—§π—¦ 𝗦𝗧𝗔π—₯π—§π—œπ—‘π—š 𝗠𝗔𝗬 πŸ­πŸ­π—§π—›***

Fort Williams Park will reopen to pedestrians and cyclists ππ„π†πˆπππˆππ† πŒπ€π˜ 𝟏𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎. The Cape Elizabeth Town Council on April 28, 2020 voted to amend an its emergency order that had closed the park as part of the town's efforts to stem spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Councilors agreed on April 28 to take a careful, deliberate approach to reopening the park, in step with the governor's plan. "I think we need to be very proscriptive and very deliberate about the measures that we take at the Fort before swinging any gates open – whether they're foot traffic gates or vehicle gates," said Councilor Jamie Garvin.

May 11, a Monday, was chosen to avoid a weekend opening and to allow time for staff to mark playground areas, port-a-johns, binoculars and other equipment as off-limits. Face masks will not be required, but signage, park rangers and park greeters will remind visitors to maintain a 6-foot social distance.

Dogs will also be required to be on leashes. "If we're doing social distancing, I think a 6-foot leash is appropriate," said Councilor Valerie Deveraux. "People touch their dogs – if we have dogs off leash I think that could create a lot of problems," she said.

https://www.capeelizabeth.com/news/2020/corona_virus_fw_open_ped.html

The Town Council on April 28, 2020 voted to amend an its emergency order that had closed the park as part of the town's efforts to stem spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 disease. [news article]

Cape Elizabeth Police Department
04/26/2020

Cape Elizabeth Police Department

***MISSING PERSON UPDATE***

The missing male we posted about yesterday, Harrison Punksy, has been located. Thank you for your assistance.

Cape Elizabeth Police Department
04/25/2020
Cape Elizabeth Police Department

Cape Elizabeth Police Department

***CAPE ELIZABETH RANKS AS SECOND SAFEST TOWN IN MAINE***

Safewise, a company that offers safety solutions, information, and recommendations for your home and community recently conducted a study of all of Maine's cities and towns to learn which communities were the safest.

Cape Elizabeth proudly came in as the second safest town in Maine, only being beat by Cumberland which came in as the safest town. For more information about the rankings and other crime information about Maine, please visit the webpage below.

Coordinated by Art Teacher Janna DeWan, the CEHS staff put together a couple photo-collage messages to the students.
04/16/2020

Coordinated by Art Teacher Janna DeWan, the CEHS staff put together a couple photo-collage messages to the students.

04/16/2020
Remote Learning will continue for the remainder of the school year.
04/08/2020
Cape Elizabeth Schools

Remote Learning will continue for the remainder of the school year.

Message from the Superintendent

Cape Elizabeth Police Department
04/02/2020

Cape Elizabeth Police Department

***CLOSURE OF FORT WILLIAMS PARK AND SCHOOL CAMPUSES***

Effective immediately and extending until further notice, Fort Williams Park will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This evening the Cape Elizabeth Town Council voted to close the park out of an abundance of caution, with the goal of preventing the the spread of COVID-19.

Additionally, School Superintendent Donna Wolfram has ordered the closure of the school campuses. All Cape Elizabeth School Department parking lots, track, and fields will be closed as of 12:01am on April 2, 2020 and will not open until April 30, 2020.

While we understand that some may be frustrated over these decisions, the Cape Elizabeth Police Department will be enforcing these closures. We ask for everyone's cooperation and voluntary compliance in adhering to these rules. Any violations will only create more contact between our officers and citizens, which can result in the spread of the virus.

03/25/2020
03/18/2020

CALL OUT TO THE CAPE COMMUNITY

For our next issue, we'd like the community's help.

How are you dealing with social distancing? Are you watching movies? Send us a list.

Are you or the kids being creative? Send us photos with explanations and names.

Do you have recipes that are tasty, but don't require additional runs to the supermarket?

Have a couple book titles that you'd recommend to take our minds off the emotionally heavy events?

If you've been out for nature walks, away from others, what photos have you taken? Any buds on the trees yet? Other signs of spring?

What projects/crafts could people try, again without having to run to the craft store?

Send any and all ideas to [email protected] with "Courier Ideas" in the subject line. We'll try to get as many in as we can.

And thank you! We'll get through this together!

Thank you Chief Fenton and all of our first responders
03/17/2020

Thank you Chief Fenton and all of our first responders

A message from Chief Fenton to the residents of Cape Elizabeth,

The Cape Elizabeth community along with the rest of the nation is currently working through an unprecedented national emergency that has brought many changes to our everyday lives. This national emergency has caused states to take serious measures to β€œflatten the curve” and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. I wanted to assure our community that this does not mean a change to our how our department protects the citizens of Cape Elizabeth.

Because we are often considered the last line of defense, we are taking some precautions to protect our officers from any unnecessary exposures. These precautions include reducing the hours that our front desk clerk is on duty. The new hours for the clerk will be from 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday. There will be no clerks working on Saturday or Sunday and all fingerprinting services will temporarily be suspended. Although we are limiting access to certain police department services, we want to reiterate that our station is a safe haven for people in crisis and those who are victims of crimes. If you need to come to our station outside of these hours, please use the red phone in the lobby vestibule to reach us.

As I mentioned before, our officers will still be protecting this great town 24/7. Officers are still responding to emergency calls and will continue to do so. Officers responding to homes and buildings may ask some pre-screening questions regarding potential illnesses before entering a building or residence. These questions are not intended to be invasive,rather they are meant to keep both the citizen and the police safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic. In addition, officers are being encouraged to utilize β€œsocial distancing” when interacting with the public.

Our Cape Elizabeth Police family takes great pride in being police officers and community caretakers for this town. In fact, it is one of our core values that we cherish. Having to take these steps is, with the ever changing COVID-19 situation, unfortunately necessary to keep both our officers and the public safe, while not hindering our ability to provide critical police services to the public.

03/16/2020
Cape Elizabeth Fire/Rescue

Cape Elizabeth Fire/Rescue

There is a lot of media coverage surrounding COVID-19 and we know people are likely researching further on their own. We want to make sure you're getting that information from the appropriate sources.

Maine CDC and US CDC are both resources available to obtain accurate information.

There has been an alert issued regarding a malicious website masquerading as a live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University that is circulating on the Internet to entice people to visit. Doing so can infect your device with a virus. The URL for the malicious site is (corona-virus-map[dot]com).

Please be sure to check for .gov, or .org sites, or visit trusted sources directly to look for content they have posted. Please be cautious as you research, as scammers are still active.

Important information from the schools Nutrition Director.
03/16/2020
Cape Elizabeth Schools

Important information from the schools Nutrition Director.

Notice from our Nutrition Director

Spring is in the air!
03/05/2020

Spring is in the air!

03/05/2020
Cape Elizabeth Police Department

Proud of the great season these boys and all Cape athletes had this winter season. Can’t wait to see what excitement the spring sports season brings. Go Cape!

Yesterday afternoon, Chief Fenton and SRO Galvan provided the Cape Elizabeth High School men’s hockey team with an escort out of town while enroute to their Class B South Regional Final game. Although the team’s impressive comeback season did not culminate with a win yesterday, we have a strong feeling that they’ll be successful next year!
#capeelizabeth #mainepolice #police #hockey #capehockey #capeelizabethcapers

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter’s family.
02/19/2020
Cape Elizabeth Fire/Rescue

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter’s family.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of community member Peter Cotter’s passing. Peter will always be remembered as a man of many talents as well as having a strong commitment to serve his community. Not only was he an extremely active member of our fire-police division, he served in various other roles throughout the region. His family and friends will always remain in our thoughts and his memory will continue to make an impression through his dedication to family and this community.

A memorial service will be held in his honor this Saturday, February 22nd at the First Congregational Church UCC in South Portland. The service will begin at 2pm.

For more information, please visit the link below:

At 5:30am, the CEPD posted this warning, and the weather hasn't improved yet.  Please be careful out there.
02/06/2020

At 5:30am, the CEPD posted this warning, and the weather hasn't improved yet. Please be careful out there.

01/28/2020

The Cape Courier is super proud of it’s own, Kevin St Jarre, for his recent book deal with Encircle Publication. Way to go, Kevin! Can’t wait to read the novel.

β€œIt's official- Today I've signed a publishing contract for my novel Aliens, Drywall, and a Unicycle. Publication date is set for Nov. 6, 2020, and out in bookstores shortly thereafter. It's been quite a few years since I've had one published, and this will be my first under my own name.

The publisher is Encircle Publications, and they have been great to work with, from the very first time I queried them last fall. I look forward to this process and continuing to work with them very much. I'm eager to see what the cover art might look like, I can't wait to hold the printed book, and I'm anxious to hear what people think of it.”

12/19/2019

Don Campbell singing at the Community Services Senior Luncheon at Purpoodock. Holiday cheer at its finest!

Cape Elizabeth’s 1st Tree Lighting was a wonderful success!
12/14/2019

Cape Elizabeth’s 1st Tree Lighting was a wonderful success!

12/13/2019

Waiting for Santa, but in the meantime, let’s sing!!

Phase two complete!! Join us tonight, 6-7pm and TML for the first annual Tree Lighting!! HS Chorus will be here to sing ...
12/13/2019

Phase two complete!! Join us tonight, 6-7pm and TML for the first annual Tree Lighting!! HS Chorus will be here to sing our favorite holiday songs!! Bundle up and come get some hot cocoa and celebrate!!

Congratulations Capers!
12/13/2019

Congratulations Capers!

Take a moment to congratulate your peers who won the Mock Trial Championship on December 10th against Brewer High School!

Phase one complete! Come join us on Friday night at TML @ 6pm to see the finished tree!
12/11/2019

Phase one complete! Come join us on Friday night at TML @ 6pm to see the finished tree!

12/11/2019

For the past 15 years, Norm and Karen Barrett of the Pond Cove IGA, along with their employees and the people of Cape Elizabeth, have helped (and continue to help) countless people who struggle with homelessness, hunger, and poverty by donating food, toiletries and cash to Preble Street, a non-profit organization in Portland. The IGA crew sets aside food each week to be taken to the Preble Street Soup Kitchen while the townspeople continue to drop off canned goods, dry goods, and toiletries into the front-of-store donation bin and spare change in the jar on the counter. Needless to say, this generous spirit is much appreciated by many.

12/06/2019
CEHS TV

45 people became American citizens today; the ceremony was hosted by Cape Elizabeth High School where students watched and participated, including members of the band and the chorus.

Naturalization ceremony at Cape Elizabeth High School

Join us for a great new tradition! Holiday Tree Lighting on December 13th at TML!!
12/03/2019

Join us for a great new tradition! Holiday Tree Lighting on December 13th at TML!!

Join us for a great new tradition! Holiday Tree Lighting on December 13th at TML!!
12/03/2019

Join us for a great new tradition! Holiday Tree Lighting on December 13th at TML!!

The Cape Courier
11/23/2019

The Cape Courier

Join our wonderful sponsor RE/MAX OCEANSIDE for a Holiday Open House on Dec. 5th, 5-7pm. They will be collecting stocking stuffers for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital β€œOwwie Box”.

And don’t forget to join us for the 1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at TML on Dec. 13th!!!

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Hello everyone! I'm writing an article for The Courier about the rental market in Cape, specifically how expensive it is and how difficult it is to find housing, particularly in the summer. If you've had any experience with this problem and would be willing to speak to me for the piece, please let me know! Thank you!
Cape Elizabeth Middle School students had a busy day yesterday.
I have a question about the article "New proposed use for town’s vacant lots” - is it an elaborate April Fools Joke as the last paragraph kind of makes it out to be? I was genuinely interested in going to a Town Hall about discussing a new dog park, but cannot find anything on the town’s website. :( Now I'm disappointed.
Rescheduled again...
FYI..
Is it possible to find an all year round apartment rental in Cape Elizabeth? Nothing real fancy, however overlooking the ocean.
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