January 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Community

Library welcomes new director

Cape Elizabeth’s Thomas Memorial Library has a new leader to replace outgoing Library Director Jay Scherma, due to retire Jan. 22 after 20 years of service.  At its Dec. More...

Pond Cove has new principal

Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth has a new assistant principal.  Theresa M. Curran, currently a first-grade teacher at Kennebunk Elementary School, has been named to replace Julie Nickerson. More...

Dow’s Woods approved

After nearly a year of wrangling, South Portland has achieved a “dream come true” in an agreement to permanently preserve a 9.2-acre parcel known as Dow’s Woods.  The city council voted unanimously at its Dec. More...

Double assessment

Husband and wife assessing team retire

SOUTH PORTLAND —Assessor Elizabeth Sawyer has a confession. On her first day of work in an assessing office, she had no idea what a tax assessor actually did.  “I literally had no clue,” he said with a laugh. More...

2015: A look back at the year’s stories

News stories come, and news stories go, sometimes with explosive effect. But the top local news stories of 2015 were more than just figuratively explosive, and they had power enough to fill headlines throughout the year. More...

Letters

Cited author focus of lawsuit

To the editor:   Last week the Sentry published a letter from Bill Nilson, “Reader offers titles.” I commend the Sentry for publishing an opposing view on climate change, however, I fault Mr. Nilson on his choice of authors.  More...

Letter writer balks at ‘hoax’

To the editor:   Bill Nilson’s meager contribution on last week’s editorial page of two titles for readers to peruse to disabuse their minds from accepting the facts of climate change, was met by this resident with a sigh, a rolling More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

The Sentry accepts calendar listings from nonprofit organizations. Submissions must be received 10 days prior to publication. Please email your listing to editor@inthesentry.com and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...