The South Portland Sentry



Think you need a hearing aid?

If you need or think you might need a hearing aid, you should call Mark Vail today — he’ll test and evaluate you for the hearing aid you need in the comfort of your home and you’ll be happy with it.

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 and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. Listings also may be mailed to: The Sentry, 1 York St., P.O. Box 1894, Biddeford, ME 04005.

read more

A Window on the Past


By Craig Skelton
South Portland Historical Society

Marcy and I are standing on the wharf of Sunset Marina, gazing out at doz

Gift memberships at South Portland Historical Society

Memberships at South Portland Historical Society are $15 for an individual or $25 for a family. The gift recipient will receive a membership card and letter acknowledging the gift, future newsletters and the knowledge that the gift will support the preservation of South Portland’s history.

read more

Cape council approves project bond

By Duke Harrington
Staff Writer

CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Town Council has unanimously approved a plan to borrow $1.75 million for school repairs, but not everyone is happy about it.

City publication highlights what’s new, ‘green’

By Jason Glynn
Contributing Writer

South Portland Department of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront has unveiled a new publication called Green Scene. The magazine, available in digital and print, seeks to showcase the department’s programs and activities.

Spring Point Ledge Light has successful season, volunteers needed for next

The Spring Point Ledge Light Trust announced a record-breaking year, based on a tally of the results of the 2014 open house season. After doubling the 2012 results in 2013, the trust went on to triple the 2012 financial results in 2014.

read more

In the News

Special event zoning considered

Under a zoning ordinance change now under review by the Cape Elizabeth Planning Board, owners of residential lots 15 acres in size or larger could be allowed to host special events now banned in the town’s residential zones.

read more

Sentry Great Person Award Ballot


Below are those who have been nominated for the award. Voting will end at noon, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 and the winner will be announced in the next edition. The winner will be interviewed for a newspaper article.

__ Chuck Igo

__ Bill Linnell

__ Mary Lou Fathke

__ Michelle Danois

‘Hidden rail’ uncovered in city


By Duke Harrington
Staff Writer

SOUTH PORTLAND — There was no doubt in Jane Eberle’s mind.