April 3, 2015 RSS feed / Community

Neighbors circulate skatepark petition

KENNEBUNK — Opponents of plans to build a 7,100-square-foot concrete skate park at Parsons Field are not letting any grass grow under their feet when it comes to blocking disruption at the town’s historic green space.  More...

Teen board meeting set

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to be part of the Teen Advisory Board at Kennebunk Free Library. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. More...

Kennel question headed for warrant

A public hearing on a zoning change is scheduled for April 13

KENNEBUNK — Officials in Kennebunk say they expect some residents to howl over a proposed zoning change, bound for June’s annual town meeting warrant, which would allow dog breeders to set up shop on as little as one acre of land.  More...

Signs are part of town’s marketing effort

TIF district funds to be used to install ‘wayfinding signs’

KENNEBUNK — Although installation of so-called “wayfinding signs” have been on the to-do list for Kennebunk selectmen since at least last fall, the final decision to approve the project March 24 was not unanimous.  More...

Kennebunk election update

Kennebunk Selectman David Spofford announced at the March 24 board meeting that he will not seek re-election in June, guaranteeing at least one new face on the town’s governing body following the June 9 election.  More...

Provisional licenses approved for restaurant

With renovations still underway at 102 York St. More...

Volunteer barbecue set for June 17

The Kennebunk Board of Selectmen has set June 17 as the date of the annual Com- mittee Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue. Fittingly, this year’s event will be held at the new Waterhouse Center. Events will kick off at 5:30 p.m. More...

College to offer free lectures, workshops

South Coast Senior College at York County Community College will offer a series of free educational lectures and workshops in April and May. All lectures take place at the YCCC campus in Wells.  More...

Brick Store Museum goes to the stars

April 12, 2015,will be the 54th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight in history, taken by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961.  More...

DAR schedules April meeting

Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk.  More...

SMHC launches baby photo contest

SMHC is encouraging parents to share favorite photos of their pride and joy through an online contest called Oh Baby!  The competition features five standalone contests lasting two months each: Sleeping Beauty, Chubbiest Cheeks, Sunniest Smile, More...

Kennebunk eyes new public safety building

Board of selectmen create exploration committee

KENNEBUNK — While most local taxpayers weigh a $56.5 million June bond vote – designed to pay for renovations to three RSU 21 school buildings – municipal officials in Kennebunk are eyeballing a major construction project of their o More...

Story time takes a break

The Time for 2’s & 3’s story time held at Kennebunk Free Library on Thursday April 9 will be cancelled due to staff training.  Kennebunk Free Library story times will take a break from April 17 to May 1. More...

Job fair set for town hall

The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce and the town of Kennebunk will hold a job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at Kennebunk Town Hall. Employers and those seeking jobs are invited to attend free of charge. More...

Change made to town’s towing policy

While there’s not much danger of another significant snowstorm this season, Kennebunk selectmen recently made a small but significant change to the town’s winter parking ban ordinance.  At its March 24 meeting, the board voted unanim More...

Beach ban may be broadened

The annual town meeting warrant in Kennebunk this June will feature two proposed amendments to the town’s public beaches ordinance.  One change will place additional restrictions on allowed fires, while the other will save selectmen the tr More...

Tax plan presentation scheduled for town hall

A representative from Gov. Paul LePage’s office is expected to give a presentation on his tax overhaul plan at Kennebunk Town Hall.  The session, set for 6 p.m. More...

Waterhouse Center wins recreation award

The new Waterhouse Center on Main Street has won accolades from Kennebunk residents ever since the facility opened in October 2014, but now tangible awards are starting to come in.  At the Maine Recreation and Park Association spring conference, More...

Guild accepting artist registration

As the only opportunity this year for artists to be juried into the Art Guild of the Kennebunks, artists must be preregistered on or before Wednesday, April 8.  To obtain preregistration forms, guidelines and additional details, email Membership More...

Comics to be given out at May Day Festival

Healthy Kennebunk and Time Out For Comics will team up for May Day. More...

Real estate company opens new office

RE/MAX of New England announced that RE/MAX Realty One has opened a new RE/MAX office that will focus on properties in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and surrounding communities.  The office, located at 21 Western Ave. More...