Sunday, March 30, 2008

Westbrook's Light-Blue Collar

The Press Herald had another article about the 'Cape Ten,' in this morning's paper, and Westbrook is used twice as a contrast to (sniff) Cape Elizabeth.

First, we were lumped with Standish and Biddeford (what about Rumford?) as a working-class community that evidently gets its jollies when battling more prosperous towns--Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, and Cumberland--in high school sports. And then Westbrook's median family income--$47,120--was juxtaposed with Cape Elizabeth's median income of $86,126.

It just shows that despite the whitening of Westbrook's collar, it is still very much considered a blue-collar town.

And rightly so.

- John C.L. Morgan

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