The South Portland Sentry

A Window on the Past


By Kathryn DiPhilippo
South Portland Historical Society

Susan McLellan Plaisted will return to the South Portland Historical

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.

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Farming’s future supported by $1 million donation

By Michael Kelley
Staff Writer

An organization aimed at creating the next generation of farmers now has the financial support it needs to continue supporting the creation of organic farms, including Scarborough’s Frith Farm, for the foreseeable future.

Cape gears up for Beach to Beacon

From Beach to Beacon organizers, Wolfe PR

Two of America’s most decorated distance runners – Olympic medalists Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan – headline a field of world-class athletes who will join top runners in Maine and across New England in Cape Elizabeth Saturday, Aug. 2 for the 17th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race.

Council didn’t see truth

To the editor:

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SNAP is not city’s decision

To the editor:

A few weeks ago I wrote about the lack of SNAP acceptance

at the South Portland Farmers Market, and the detrimental effect this is having on some of South Portland’s most vulnerable residents, as well as decreasing potential sales for the farmers.

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Reader sees it a different way

To the editor:

During the past several weeks, I have watched some of the comments about the city council’s action regarding the tar sand ordinance with puzzlement. There has been displeasure expressed because the vote in November was no and the council seemed to cave in to the yes vote.

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Library Links


By Kevin Davis

Sharing is central to what the library does – we share our collections with you. However, sharing works in several different ways at the library, many of which may not be obvious.

Mad scientist


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Sears Homes seen throughout South Portland


By Craig Skelton
South Portland Historical Society

Sometimes the next story idea can literally be just around the corner.