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City Clerk Angela Holmes helps a Westbrook High School student register to vote in the upcoming election during an event at the high school on Tuesday. Anyone who will be 18 and eligible to vote in November was encouraged to register. The event also served as a kickoff for a large-scale mock election at the school organized by the social studies department.

Ex-cop to talkĀ on detective novel

Bruce Robert Coffin will read from his novel, “Among the Shadows,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St.

Coffin, a former Portland Police Department detective, will present his new book about a retired cop who was murdered. In the book, Detective Sgt. John Byron, a second-generation cop, investigates the case. The book is the first in the Detective Byron mystery series.

Coffin, who spent more than 27 years in law enforcement, supervised all homicides and violent crime investigations in Portland. Following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Coffin spent four years in counter terrorism with the FBI, earning the director’s award, the highest a non-agent can receive.

A student from Archangel, Russia, Danil Konovalov, kayaks last month when a delegation visited Westbrook and other Southern Maine locals. The delegation toured Westbrook schools and dined with Westbrook students at My Place Teen Center.