16 Oct

District 4 City Council Candidates Forum
Hosted by Deering Center Neighborhood Association

Thursday October 19th @ 7pm

At Cope Law, 461 Stevens Avenue


A great opportunity to learn more about candidates: Robert Samuel Cady and Anna Bullett .

Click on the candidate name above to see their website. This event is in-person. It will also be video recorded and shared with our email list and posted on our Facebook page.

If you haven't yet had the opportunity to meet the candidates for Portland Mayor, the October 3rd debate among the 5 candidates, sponsored by the Portland Press Herald and the University of New England can be seen here:

Watch a debate among Portland’s 5 candidates for mayor (pressherald.com)In addition to the Mayor and District 4 City Council seats, you will have the opportunity to vote for City Council At-Large, District 4 School Board, School Board At-Large, Portland Water District, and one Municipal Citizen Initiative Question and City Council Initiated Questions. In addition, click here for more information on the eight State of Maine Referendum Questions (including four Constitutional Amendments) that are on the ballot.  

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th. IIn-Person Absentee Voting Now Underway

In-person absentee voting for the November 7th Election started on Tuesday, October 3rd in the State of Maine Room, Second Floor of City Hall. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. On Thursday, November 2nd only, the Clerk's Office will remain open until 7:00 PM. This is the last day to absentee vote, unless you have an allowed special circumstance. Residents may also call the City Clerk's office Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 207-874-8677.⁠ Full voting information can be found here.

Fall District Meetings Start October 25th

Annual district meetings are an opportunity for residents to discuss neighborhood issues with their City Councilors, the City Manager, and City staff. Please save the following dates: District 3, Thursday, 11/9, 6:00 PM; District 4, Thursday, 11/16, 6:00 PM.

 Click here for the full details.

Fall Curbside Leaf Collection, October 30th Through November 24th

This year fall curbside leaf bag collection will take place Monday, 10/30 through Friday, 11/24. Please place leaves in paper biodegradable leaf bags (required) and leave curbside, even in inclement weather. Due to safety risks, crews will NOT collect bags of mulched leaves, sticks, branches, rocks sod, and/or bags of dirt. Please take these items to the transfer station, Riverside Recycling, 910 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103 for disposal, fees may apply. Find full details here.

Independent Seniors Network

Back Cove’s Independent Seniors Network is a network of volunteers that perform services to help our seniors remain independent.  The services are all provided by volunteers who are vetted prior to interacting with the members.  The services consist of transportation to appointments and social activities, assistance with shopping and errands, light household chores, light gardening, phone call check-ins, computer assistance, friendly visits, bringing trash to the street, and handyman assistance.  We also endeavor to connect members with each other and help to combat social isolation.

We are currently experiencing a shortage of available volunteers to provide the many services our members require. Transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping are the greatest needs right now. If you or someone you know would be willing to join our volunteer force, please let us know. Volunteers choose what services they’d like to provide and how often they’d be willing to do so.

If you need assistance, would like to know more about us, or know of any neighbors we could help also, please contact us.  For more information, our website is www.independentseniorsnetwork.org, our phone is 207-370-1896, our email is info@independentseniorsnetwork.org,  or you can contact Carol Colton directly at ccolton@independentseniorsnetwork.org or 508-728-1296. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

* The email will not be published on the website.