Change in polling
place for voters
in Wards 2, 3
WESTBROOK — Voters in Ward 2 and 3 will be voting next week in a different location. Because of training scheduled at the Armory, the usual polling location, voters, on Tuesday, June 12,  will be casting their primary ballots for state officials and the school budget vote in the Warren Centennial Gymnasium at Westbrook High School, 125 Stroudwater St. Voters are instructed to park in the parking lot between the football field and Stroudwater Drive and enter the gymnasium at the entrance on Vocational Drive. Handicapped parking and voter drop-off will be located just outside the door.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in that location, as well as the Ward 1 and 4 polling location, Westbrook Community Center on Bridge Street; and Ward 5, Prides Corner Congregational Church on Pride Street. Absentee ballots must be returned to the city clerk’s office at City Hall by the time polls close.

For information about the $38.6 million school budget, visit

School BBQ shuts
down part of Huntress
WESTBROOK — A section of Huntress Avenue between Bernadette Street and Arlington Avenue will be temporarily closed Friday, June 15, from 4-7:30 p.m. for Saccarappa School’s annual End of the Year Barbecue.

Principal Brian Mazjanis said the annual celebration, which includes food, activities and games, cannot be held on school grounds because of the ongoing school construction project.

“If we don’t shut down the street, we wouldn’t be able to hold our annual barbecue. It’s our fifth annual and it’s become part of our community and neighborhood and something I am proud to be a part of,” he told councilors Monday before they agreed to the temporary road closure.

Mazjanis first took his request to the city’s event review committee. City Clerk Angela Holmes said the committee was set up several years back to help the city better manage events across Westbrook. Representatives from planning and code enforcement, public safety, public services and community services and her office meet every Tuesday to go over what events are coming up in the city and what city resources are needed in conjunction with those events.

Councilor Gary Rairdon, who put on the annual Westbrook Strong 5K in memory of his son, Matthew, said his event has been well served by the event review committee. This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 14, beginning with a kids’ fun run at 8 a.m. and 5K at 8:30 a.m.

“All the departments understand what their job is and how they can best support the event,” he said.

— Michael Kelley