Week of April 25, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Vassalboro honors World War II veterans

The fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral, in France, was still burning on Monday evening, April 15, as a small group gathered at St. Bridget’s Community Center, in Vassalboro, to celebrate the service of the soldiers who had freed that country from Nazi occupation 75 years earlier…

Your Local News

Decisions will impact recycling, town funding and mass communications

CHINA — At their April 16 meeting, China selectmen made decisions that will impact residents and non-residents on recycling, requirements for town funds for outside agencies and a mass communications system…

Selectmen review almost-final warrant draft

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro selectmen spent most of their April 18 meeting reviewing the almost-final draft of the June 3 town meeting warrant, with a few other items briefly discussed…

China resident Fred Wiand’s presidential campaign gets send off from supporters

CHINA — A group of supporters gathered at the north end of China Lake for the launch of Fred Wiand’s “Running for You” campaign tour. Fred, a resident, of China, Maine, seeks the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election…

Cancer walk at Clinton school

CLINTON — Clinton Elementary School’s Student Council led the school in a Bulldog Strong Walk-a-thon cancer walk for the American Cancer Society recently. Over $1,002 was raised…

New opportunities for success loom off the coast of Maine

HARRINGTON — Amidst the lobster traps, blue and barren berried rolling hills of Harrington, Maine, forager, artist and engineer Dave Olson is re-imagining the rockweed harvesting scene…

Order Vidalias before the deadline

PALERMO — The deadline for ordering fresh Vidalia onions is April 25. They will arrive in Palermo the evening of May 16, at the Palermo Community Center on Turner Ridge Rd. They will be available for pick up Thursday evening through Saturday…

Palliative Players Present “End Game”

PALERMO — Celebrate the Circle of Life during Earth Week as the Palliative Players present an improvisational theater piece entitled End Game at the Palermo Community Center on Friday, April 26…

Town Meeting schedule for 2019

Check here to see when your town has scheduled their 2019 town meeting. Current listings for Windsor. To have your town listed, send an email to townline@fairpoint.net.

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LAST WEEK: Should Maine change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day?
Yes: 28.75% (46) – No: 71.25% (114) – 160 respondents

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School News

Renaissance awards at Erskine

CHINA — On Friday, March 29, Erskine Academy students and staff attended a Renaissance Assembly to honor their peers with Renaissance Awards…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALBION BENEFIT FOR HUMANE SOCIETY WATERVILLE AREA, ShineOnCass Animal Baby Shower and Egg Hunt, Sun., May 5, 2 – 4 p.m., Hart-to-Hart Farm and Education Center, 16 Duck Pond Lane. Free to the community. FMI: 437-2441, info@hart2hartfarm.org…

Obituaries

OAKLAND – Raymond Carl Bickford, 86, of Oakland, passed away at Togus Springs Hospice Center on Wednesday, March 27, in Augusta. He was born in Rome, May 29, 1932… and remembering 5 others…

Common Ground – Round 4: Win a $10 gift certificate!

Identify the men in these three photos, and tell us what they have in common. You could win a $10 gift certificate to Retail Therapy boutique in Waterville, next to the Dairy Queen! Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net or visit our Contact page.

Town Line Original Columnists

MESSING ABOUT IN THE MAINE WOODS

by Ron Maxwell | I have a real problem with someone in my life: Past Me. He is an embarrassment and a nuisance and I wish I knew how to handle him. He always fools around and leaves me to do the work. Past Me even thought it a great idea to go camping last February break…

ERIC’S TECH TALK

by Eric W. Austin | There’s a new wireless technology being rolled out this year that promises to be the biggest technological revolution since the invention of the cell phone. This isn’t just an upgrade to the existing 4G cellular network, but a radical reinvention of wireless technology….

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Carol Sudhalter, now in her 70s, has gained a much-justified fan base in New York City’s Queens in the last 35 to 40 years as one of the finest jazz musicians on baritone sax and flute…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Panama City Beach was devastated by hurricane Michael in October 2018. The damage from this storm has been estimated at $25.1 billion dollars. Some readers were curious why I would want to live in Florida and go through hurricanes. I am prepared to answer that question…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | On an assembly at Solon Elementary School on March 20, town librarian Megan Myers and library trustee Rich Roberts presented awards to the winners of the sixth annual Bookmark Contest that the school holds in conjunction with the Coolidge Public Library…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—Eating a healthy diet, exercising, getting a regular Pap smear and mammogram—these are just a few of the many steps women can take to help ensure they live longer, healthier lives…