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May 24

Opening Weekend

Posted to Community Market of the Kennebunks by Karen Winton

Community Market Mascots

Hello there! We are Mr. & Mrs. CMOK and we live in Kennebunk. 

Now I know what you’re thinking – that is a very unusual name. However, because of our name (or perhaps our charming personalities), we have been asked to serve as spokespeople for the Community Market of the Kennebunks or CMOK as we like to call it. How cool is that?

The Community Market of the Kennebunks is open almost every Saturday from May 26th through early October, from 9 am-2 pm at the Waterhouse Center on Main Street. Come join us for coffee and take a leisurely stroll among the vendor booths. We’re sure that you will be amazed by the quality and wide variety of the locally produced items for sale.

Each Saturday there is a raffle of two items donated by our vendors. When you purchase an item from any of the vendors that day, you will receive a raffle ticket for that day’s raffle, usually held just before closing (around 1:50 pm) BUT you don’t have to be there to win. Winners will be contacted and arrangements made to send the item.

During the market season, we plan to feature two of CMOK’s vendors each week, introducing the products they make and sell. Vendors will change from week to week; there are 18 full-time vendors and 14 fill-in vendors.

FMI on the Market, visit us on the web, and like and follow the Town's Facebook page where market information will be posted all season. 

We hope to see you on Opening Day, May 26th – look for us in the coffee line or at the raffle table! 

Best Regards,

Mr. & Mrs. CMOK

May 22

Roads in Kennebunk (Maintenance & Operation)

Posted to In the Know: Featuring Town Projects and Initiatives of Note by Christopher Osterrieder

There are two primary types of roads in the Town of Kennebunk - Public Roads and Private Roads.  Public Roads are those that are owned, maintained and accessible to the citizens of the Town of Kennebunk.

The majority of the roads in Town are located in the Urban Compact and that generally means the Town of Kennebunk has both summer and winter maintenance responsibility for them.  Some numbered roads or State Roads are located outside the rural compact and summer maintenance responsibilities lie with the Maine Department of Transportation (Maine DOT).  The Maine DOT owns and maintains capital responsibility for the State Roads and the right of ways along these corridors.

Mar 06

Sharing Instagram post: OUCH

Posted to Mike's Mic by Michael Pardue

sea wall and sidewalk damage

OUCH. This photo falls very short at depicting the degree of damage the last several high tides have generated at Kennebunk beaches. Kudos to Public Services and Public Safety personnel for keeping the area clear of debris and therefore as safe as it can be given the loss of portions of the sea wall and adjacent sidewalks. Huge amount of work and expense lies ahead but we are already “on it.” Please be careful if you are taking a peek, as structural integrity assessment of wall, sidewalk and roadway remains a work in progress.

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