Passing on a few important news items discussed at the South Portland Air Quality meeting held at Pizza Roma on Saturday — all of which can also be found on the excellent South Portland Air Quality blog (clicking the graphic will take you there).
Lend a little of your time and energy to Woodstock, and help make a great place to live even greater. Nominate yourself or a friend for one of the following WNA Board positions by May 4. Chair Co-Chair, Land Use Committee Chair, Friends of the Woodstock Community Center Financial Manager,… Read More»
If you’re a frequent user of Woodstock Park, you may be wondering why previously reported plans for a natural divider between the dog off-leash area (DOLA) and the playground have not progressed. At this writing, it appears the parks department has the project on hold due to concerns received directly from… Read More»
By Terry Griffiths The City of Portland is misrepresenting what it calls “historically narrow lots” to bypass a safeguard intended to slow down home demolitions. It betrays both current zoning and a compromise made with neighborhoods in 2003, affecting about a quarter of the Woodstock neighborhood’s single-family homes. (See the… Read More»
Beware, gardeners: After a winter’s heavy rain, your yard could swallow you whole. That was one takeaway from the neighborhood association’s February meeting, where Woodstock neighbor David Nordstrom shared his hair-raising encounter with a sinkhole. In short, David stepped out in his yard at SE Insley near 60th one evening,… Read More»
At Woodstock Park, tensions ran high last fall when a child was injured by a dog on the playground. The city’s parks department proposed a divider between the playground and the adjacent dog off-leash area (DOLA for short). At February’s meeting of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association (first Wednesday of each… Read More»
A recent editorial in The Bee opined that “2015 has been a year of disgruntlement in Inner Southeast,” over issues connected with zoning changes, residential infill and more. “Some residents seem frustrated that these things go on, and react with lawn signs,” observes the editor. But “lawn signs are unlikely… Read More»
Each year the Woodstock Neighborhood Association holds a pre-Mothers Day plant sale to support maintenance of the Woodstock Community Center. The success of that spring sale may depend on garden plans you’re making right now. All the plants for the sale are donated, often due to folks redesigning their… Read More»