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This photo, taken around 1900, shows John Clark station in front of his store on Bridgton Road during Brook Street. Charles Gallison built a store in a early 1870s. Clark started operative for Gallison in 1876 and purchased a store from him in 1890. He became a area postmaster and in 1899 built an further to a store to offer as a post office. Clark late in 1905 and a store was ripped down. Clark and his family lived behind a store in a residence that after became an unit building. That building was recently demolished. To see some-more chronological photos and artifacts, revisit a Westbrook Historical Society during a Fred C. Wescott Building, 426 Bridge St. It is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and a initial Wednesday of any month during 1:30 p.m., September-June. Inquiries can be emailed to westhistorical@myfairpoint.net. The website is www.westbrookhistoricalsociety.org.

Jan. 15, 1992

New Alderman Lionel Dumond is proposing a change in a city licence that would quell a energy of Westbrook propagandize superintendents to spend money. The change would move a propagandize dialect underneath a spending control complement that relates to all other departments. It would need dual approbation votes by a propagandize cabinet for any output of some-more than $1,000. In other departments, dual approbation votes are compulsory underneath a charter. The propagandize cabinet now votes on expenditures once a year when it adopts a budget. Dumond asked that his offer be sent to a City Council cabinet for study. He’d like to see it on a list in November.

The city of Gorham has been separated from caring for a state extend that would assistance financial a correct of a unwell Little Falls cesspool system, a pursuit that will cost $363,500. Gorham will now have to import either to catch a cost of a work on a own, try other options for appropriation a plan or again find state supports during a finish of this year

Gorham, meanwhile, is hundreds of thousands of dollars brief of expected revenues, including $60,000 cut from state income sharing; $197,000 cut from state assist to education; $200,000 brief of expected internal skill taxation revenues; $269,000 brief as a outcome of repairs wrought by Hurricane Bob final August.

Six activists from ACT UP were private by military from a drift of Westbrook High School final week after they distributed around 300 condoms and leaflets to students removing on a buses after school. Principal William Michaud called military as shortly as he satisfied a organisation had come on to a propagandize drift in a latest turn of “condom crusades” to area schools that began final fall.

Elwood “Bud” and Bessie Haskell, 32 State St., Westbrook, had as guest on Christmas Day their daughter Tracey Haskell; their son and family, Timothy and Susan Haskell and Jacob (his initial Christmas); and Bessie’s mother, Mrs. Sadie Beesley. All are Westbrook residents.

Minnie Adams of Gorham will float in limousine oppulance to her 100th birthday celebration Jan. 18 during Micheal’s Banquet Center. There she will be greeted by around 120 friends and family, who will be there to respect this many conspicuous lady. Minnie was innate Jan. 21, 1892, in an area of Cape Elizabeth now partial of South Portland. In 1914 she married Fred Adams, a cook and baker during Portland’s City Hospital. They lived opposite from a sanatorium on Brighton Avenue. She spent many of her life attending to her 10 children and home. At age 72, she initial worked outward her home holding caring of an ill baby to advantage buliding toward her Social Security. She has 25 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.

Classified ad: For rent, Westbrook, 2 bedroom garden apartment, feverishness and prohibited H2O included. $500 a month.

Jan. 16, 2002

Photo caption: Gorham High School comparison Aaron Chadbourne shook hands with President George Bush Jan. 9 during a University of New Hampshire and has this design taken for his destiny bureau wall. Chadbourne, who worked on a Bush choosing campaign, got a White House invitation to hear a boss pronounce and to attend a accepting with about 200 others. Chadbourne, a tyro deputy to a Gorham School Committee, has been supposed during Harvard College. His sister Kyra is a Yale sophomore classmate of a president’s daughter Barbara. Their relatives are Dennis and Demetria Chadbourne, 83 County Road, Gorham.

Westbrook’s dual military dogs valid recently that they are good value their dog chow. Zina, run by handler Phil Hebert, is lerned to commend a smell of marijuana. Last week, she picked one questionable box out of an array of 15 others, “alerting” on it. Opening a box, military found she was right. The 15 pounds of pot was wrapped adult along with strongly aromatic clothes-dryer sheets in cellophane packages. They were wrapped in a cosmetic rabble bag and afterwards that was inside a Rubbermaid receptacle container, hermetic with caulking and channel tape. There’s more: The receptacle was packaged inside a card box with card around it and make-up peanuts, too. Police arrested a male a package was sent to. The department’s other dog, Buddy, rubbed by Patrolman Steve Crocker, was called recently to assistance lane an delinquent on a County Road. Buddy has been on a force usually given April. Zina has 7 years in.

Christopher M. Mailhot and Shannon Mailhot, son and daughter of Marc and Kathleen Mailhot, Westbrook Gardens, any has won honors during college. Christopher, a comparison during a University of Maine, has been inducted into a Phi Alpha Theta story respect society. Shannon, a youth during a University of Maine during Farmington, has been named to a All-Conference initial group of a Maine Athletic Conference in soccer and to a All-Region second team. Christopher graduated from Westbrook High School in 1998, and Shannon in 1999.

On Feb. 12, Lincoln’s birthday, there will be a “Spirit of America” advantage unison in a Westbrook High School auditorium, jointly featuring a Fanfare Band and a Westbrook City Band. All deduction will advantage a New York Police and Fire Departments’ Widows and Orphans Sept. 11 Disaster Relief Fund.

This photo, taken around 1900, shows John Clark station in front of his store on Bridgton Road during Brook Street. Charles Gallison built a store in a early 1870s. Clark started operative for Gallison in 1876 and purchased a store from him in 1890. He became a area postmaster and in 1899 built an further to a store to offer as a post office. Clark late in 1905 and a store was ripped down. Clark and his family lived behind a store in a residence that after became an unit building. That building was recently demolished. To see some-more chronological photos and artifacts, revisit a Westbrook Historical Society during a Fred C. Wescott Building, 426 Bridge St. It is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and a initial Wednesday of any month during 1:30 p.m., September-June. Inquiries can be emailed to westhistorical@myfairpoint.net. The website is www.westbrookhistoricalsociety.org.

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