Week of October 18, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

It’s time for pumpkin patches and corn mazes

Halloween is coming, and if you haven’t found the perfect pumpkin there is still time to stop at a roadside farm stand or pick your own site and cross the orange gourd from the shopping list. There are pumpkins small enough to be carried by a young child or so large that it may take more than one person to load it into the car. Some pumpkins are giants requiring a fork lift to move them…

Your Local News

Selectmen choose to spend more than voters approved

CHINA — At their Oct. 15 meeting, China selectmen approved spending more than voters authorized for two different town problems…

Public hearing on local ballot question planned

CHINA — China selectmen have scheduled a public hearing on six Nov. 6 local ballot questions for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the town office meeting room…

Planners act on questions postponed from last meeting

CHINA — Although only four of the six China Planning Board members were present, they tackled multiple questions left undecided at their previous meeting…

Five questions, candidates on China’s November ballot

CHINA — China voters have on their Nov. 6 ballots five referendum questions and in annual local elections one contest and two vacancies…

Update on Causeway project

CHINA — In its weekly report, CLT reported they have completely exposed the timber mat and have begun installation of the stone mat…

Getting ready for Super Sunday

FAIRFIELD — Brett Lawler and Colby Kramer pose during Super Sunday at the PAL Field, in Fairfield (photo)…

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COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

by Glenn McDonald — I wish to commend The Town Line newspaper for publishing the excellent Community Commentary by my “brother veteran” Gary Kennedy…I can confirm everything Gary said about Ryan Lilly and the new director at VA Togus is spot-on correct and the absolute truth!…

CHINA POLICE LOG

Explosions, traffic stops and internet harassment. September has been a busy month for China Police…

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of October 18, 2018

The best recent photos from our readers!

Municipal Tax Information

Find out when local taxes are due for China, Vassalboro, Windsor & Winslow.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CHINA — Dennis Heath, China town manager, will be the guest speaker at the Albert Church Brown Library’s annual meeting on Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m., at the library in the China Village…

Obituaries – Week of October 18, 2018

FAIRFIELD – Edward Herbert Williams, 61, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018, at his home, in Fairfield. He was born August 13, 1957, in Houlton, the son of Woodrow Lane and Frances Rebecca (Rogers) Williams… and remembering 8 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | The disease causes irreversible damage to brain tissue, and there is no known treatments or vaccines. It can be spread by an animal’s bodily fluids and can seep into the soil and remain there for several decades…

ERIC’S TECH TALK

by Eric W. Austin | Let me present you with a crazy idea, and then let me show you why it’s not so crazy after all. In fact, it’s already becoming a reality…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | The 1965 film, The Loved One, is a very funny satire on the funeral industry. Jonathan Winters plays a dual role as the Divinely Rev. Wilbur Glenworthy and his hapless endearing brother Harry…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Wow! Guess what! I was reading a Reader’s Digest article by Jen McCaffery and Tina Dovito titled Old Time Doctor Remedies That Work. I love it!…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities, warns the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Healthy Air, Healthy Home