American Journal

American Journal The American Journal is published weekly with news and information from and about the Maine towns of Westbrook, Gorham and Buxton.
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08/06/2020

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Maine Bicentennial: Gorham
08/06/2020
Maine Bicentennial: Gorham

Maine Bicentennial: Gorham

In commemoration of Maine’s bicentennial this year, the American Journal is featuring historical highlights from our communities’ past 200 years. This feature can be found in print and online every other week.

Gorham Notes: Aug. 6
08/06/2020
Gorham Notes: Aug. 6

Gorham Notes: Aug. 6

    Rosary rally Aug. 15 Bishop Robert Deeley will serve as the special guest at a rosary procession and rally beginning at 11 a.m. Aug.15. The socially distanced procession will begin on Morrill Avenue by the Gorham High School access road and will end at St. Anne Church, 299 Main St. The rally, ...

Gorham council asks for racial resolve revision
08/05/2020
Gorham council asks for racial resolve revision

Gorham council asks for racial resolve revision

The measure called for the council to work with all town departments "to assure equal justice for all" and prevent any form of police misconduct.

Lakes Region Sportman: August fishing heating up
08/05/2020
Lakes Region Sportman: August fishing heating up

Lakes Region Sportman: August fishing heating up

Word on the water was that the salmon were up close to the surface taking bait. But how could that be? It was the final week of July and the surface temperature on Sebago Lake was 80 degrees. A few of the other guides reported similar findings, so you don’t argue with success. I was …

Vertical Harvest seeks to grow jobs for disabled in city
08/05/2020
Vertical Harvest seeks to grow jobs for disabled in city

Vertical Harvest seeks to grow jobs for disabled in city

The company, which has plans to operate in a proposed parking garage complex on Mechanic Street, could harvest 1 million pounds of produce yearly with an additional focus on creating an inclusive workplace.

Westbrook Scout’s garden grows with new purpose
08/05/2020
Westbrook Scout’s garden grows with new purpose

Westbrook Scout’s garden grows with new purpose

Charles Spinney's garden at the Scarborough Veterans' Home is accessible to all residents, just in time for it to take on a bigger role in light of the pandemic.

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07/31/2020

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07/30/2020

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Clean Team takes on new role during pandemic
07/30/2020
Clean Team takes on new role during pandemic

Clean Team takes on new role during pandemic

The Clean Team was launched last year to pick up trash in downtown Westbrook, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also been keeping public spaces clean and sanitary.

Gorham Notes: July 30
07/30/2020
Gorham Notes: July 30

Gorham Notes: July 30

Gorham’s own in concert The Don Roy Trio will entertain with a free summer concert of traditional music from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Robie Softball Field, 28 Ball Park Road. Parking is available at the high school, 41 Morrill Ave., or in the municipal lot at 75 South Street. The Recreat...

Westbrook Notes: July 30
07/30/2020
Westbrook Notes: July 30

Westbrook Notes: July 30

Summer reading at Walker The Friends of Walker Memorial Library is supporting the library’s summer reading program and is donating $2 to My Place Teen Center in Westbrook for every child that signs up. Signup for the summer reading program is free. Those interested in purchasing a bundle of books ...

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07/23/2020

Come and get it! And thank you for reading the American Journal to stay informed locally...

Maine Bicentennial: Westbrook
07/23/2020
Maine Bicentennial: Westbrook

Maine Bicentennial: Westbrook

James Winslow, the first Quaker in what is now the greater Portland area, built the house in 1748. The first school in Westbrook was held at the Winslow house in 1794 and the teacher was also a Quaker, historians say. In 1830, a great-granddaughter of Winslow, Sarah Winslow, married a farmer, Benjam...

Local nonprofits beating back senior isolation
07/22/2020
Local nonprofits beating back senior isolation

Local nonprofits beating back senior isolation

A number of organizations are reaching out to area seniors isolated by the pandemic with a simple message: We know you are there, and we care.

07/16/2020
Buxton Notes: July 16
07/16/2020
Buxton Notes: July 16

Buxton Notes: July 16

Town Report honors Warren The 2018-2019 town report has been dedicated to Donald A. Warren, a longtime, public spirited resident. The five-member Selectboard greeted Warren in the special occasion at his home on Flaggy Meadow Road in Groveville where they unveiled the new town report. Board Chairman...

Gorham Notes: July 16
07/16/2020
Gorham Notes: July 16

Gorham Notes: July 16

Grassholes to entertain The World Famous Grassholes will entertain with bluegrass music from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Robie Softball Field, 28 Ball Park Road, in the free summer concert series sponsored by Gorham Recreation Department. Parking is available at Gorham High School, 41 Morril...

Westbrook Notes: July 16
07/16/2020
Westbrook Notes: July 16

Westbrook Notes: July 16

Johns essay winner Westbrook High School graduate Angelica Johns was awarded the “2020 Bucks for Books” scholarship from the Friends of Walker Memorial Library. Johns, a frequent patron of the library, received $300 to go towards school supplies and books at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. T...

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Has something happened to the American Journal? I went to pick it up at Hannaford’s today and they don’t even have a tag on the newspaper rack for it! Then I went to City Hall and was happy to find it… Only to find out it’s last weeks! Where oh where is the American Journal of these days???
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