Local students named to Colby-Sawyer College dean’s list

Colby-Sawyer College, in New London, New Hampshire, recognizes 234 students for outstanding academic achievement during the 2019 spring semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours in graded courses.

Haley Carver, of Sidney, a sociology major and member of the class of 2020.

Chelsea Perry, of Oakland, a business administration major and member of the class of 2021.

REVIEW POTPOURRI: Bucharest, Romania, Radio Hall

Peter Catesby Peter Cates

Last week, I listened to a live link, via computer, from the Bucharest, Romania, Radio Hall; it is one of two major venues in that city to see classical music concerts, the other being the Atheneum. And very frequently, these concerts can be heard worldwide on romania muzical.

George Enescu

Luiza Borac

The concert featured the Radio Orchestra in a program of three works – the Enescu and Grieg Piano Concertos, played by the exceptionally gifted Luiza Borac, and Antonin Dvorak’s 7th Symphony conducted by Rossen Gergov, currently music director of the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra.

George Enescu (1881-1955) is best-known for his Romanian Rhapsodies 1 and 2 and was also a great violinist, conductor and teacher. Cellist Pablo Casals wrote that Enescu was “the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart.” Casals’s quote was a bit exaggerated but it also conveyed the depths of his own feelings about the composer.

Rossen Gergov

The 1st Piano Concerto, Part 1, was Enescu’s only Piano Concerto and left unfinished. It is beautiful music, in the late romantic style favored by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, etc., yet having its own individuality. Ms. Borac gave captivating renditions of the work and the much more popular Grieg Piano Concerto.

Sarah Orne Jewett

The deeply moving 7th Symphony received a very fine interpretation from Gergov and the orchestra players.

Quote from Maine novelist Sarah Orne Jewett, 1849-1909, who lived her entire life in South Berwick – “Find your quiet center of life and write from that to the world.”






Enjoying football/cheerleading dance

Enjoying the first Winslow Youth Football and Cheerleading dance are, from left to right, Lindsay, Jaynee, Jacoby, and Jared Bragdon. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Carrabec High School announces honor parts

Timothy Richards, Principal, has announced honor parts for the Class of 2019 at Carrabec High School.

Lillian Johnson


Ms. Lillian Johnson, Carrabec’s Valedictorian, is a student who is a strong influential leader in our school. With a grade point average of 99.97, she has completed four Advanced Placement classes, three Honors classes and six dual enrollment classes. Lillian is a student who will be successful in any endeavor she chooses to pursue. Lillian will be attending the University of Maine at Farmington majoring in secondary education. Lillian is the daughter of Wayne and Kim Johnson, of Solon.

Lauren Rafferty


Ms. Lauren Rafferty, Carrabec’s Salutatorian, is a very bright and successful student, always willing to help those in need. Lauren has a grade point average of 99.72, completing five Advanced Placement classes, six honors classes, as well as, three dual enrollment classes. Lauren will be an asset to any organization of which she chooses to become a part. Lauren will be attending Kennebec Valley Community College, in Fairfield, to become a medical assistant. She is the daughter of Leonard and Shawna Rafferty, of North Anson.

Graduation is Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m., in the Carrabec High School gymnasium.

VASSALBORO: Planners approve three applications

by Mary Grow

Vassalboro Planning Board members unanimously approved all three applications on their May 7 agenda, attaching a condition to one.

Permits were approved for:

  • Cornerstone Christian Fellowship on Riverside Drive to expand parking space, with work to be done in two phases.
  • Thaddeus Clark to put a mobile home on an existing slab, drill a well and later build a house on a Matthews Avenue lot that is in the shoreland zone along a small stream. None of the construction will be within 100 feet of the water.
  • Timothy Dowd to begin an indoor marijuana-growing facility in one of the old mill buildings in North Vassalboro, with the condition that Dowd will install an air filtration system that will prevent any odor from escaping the growing room.

Codes Enforcement Officer Richard Dolby said Dowd’s will be the fourth licensed marijuana-growing business in Vassalboro.

Garand joins local BHBT team

Sally Garand

Sally Garand has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Community Banking Relationship Manager, working from the Bank’s office at 386 Route 3, in South China. Serving the Midcoast region from Rockland to Topsham, Sally builds relationships with local small business owners to help them be successful. She listens to their goals and responds quickly to their needs with suitable financial solutions.

Sally comes to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with over 30 years of commercial lending experience having worked most recently as a Commercial Loan Officer at Finance Authority of Maine. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Maine, Orono. Sally is a graduate of Leadership Maine Psi Class. In the community she serves on the School Board at St. Michael School and is also a board member of the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Sally and her husband, Rick, live in Manchester, have two children in college, and enjoy spending weekends at their family home on the shore in Trenton.

Pelletier named NESCAC softball pitcher of the week

Bates College, of Lewiston, junior Kirsten Pelletier won NESCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week honors recently from the New England Small College Athletic Conference, headquartered in Hadley, Massachusetts, after propelling the Bobcats to a 4-0 week, including a three-game series sweep of rival Colby.

Pelletier, of Sidney, threw back-to-back seven-inning shutouts on Saturday, a one-hitter and a two-hitter, as the Bobcats completed a sweep of Colby. She gave up three runs in a complete-game victory against the Mules in the series opener on Friday, and on Thursday she earned a save with three shutout innings of relief at Saint Joseph’s College, in Standish.

Following the path of foster care youth program

Sergei Bing, left, and Jillian Cadman. (photo: JMG)

by Jessica Roderick

As the JMG College Success Specialist at Kennebec Valley Community College, it has been an honor to witness, firsthand, the incredible academic journey of Jillian Cadman and Sergei Bing. Over the past three years, I have had the privilege of watching these two grow, mature and overcome many obstacles on their path to success. Jillian and Sergei are both foster care youth who have faced some serious challenges. In fact, statistics show that only 2-3 percent of foster youth actually graduate from college. These two students ignored and beat those odds, and have proceeded to write their own stories.

Jillian graduated from KVCC this past December with an associate’s degree in early childhood education and is currently interviewing for a position within her field of study. Sergei is receiving his associate’s degree in applied electronics and computer technology from KVCC next month and has already been accepted to the University of Southern Maine where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science this fall.

Both students credit some very important support systems in place at KVCC. They were enrolled in JMG’s College Success Program, a unique college prep, bridging and attainment program that focuses on ensuring students don’t just enroll in college, but receive the support they need to attain a degree. They also received critical help from the Good Will-Hinckley College Step Up (CSU) Program, which focuses on education, life skills and network development for youth who need a supportive environment.

During a recent conversation with Sergei and Jill, they both agreed this journey has been anything but easy. They discussed their battles with anxiety, issues with self-confidence, as well as learning how to prioritize and tune out distractions. There were difficult days where they could have chosen to quit. Instead, they pushed on, proved their resilience, and were able to achieve their goals. And, I am confident that this is only the beginning. The sky is the limit for Jill and Sergei, and I cannot wait to see where the future takes them.

Cal Ripken baseball opener

It was opening day for Cal Ripken baseball at Purnell Wrigley Field, in Waterville, on May 4, as Ken Walsh, left, and Fran Purnell greet the players. (Photos by Mark Huard, owner Central Maine Photography)

Legal Notices for Thursday, May 16, 2019

18-A MRSA sec. 3-801

The following Personal Representatives have been appointed in the estates noted. The first publication date of this notice May 9, 2019.

If you are a creditor of an estate listed below, you must present your claim within four months of the first publication date of this Notice to Creditors by filing a written statement of your claim on a proper form with the Register of Probate of this Court or by delivering or mailing to the Personal Representative listed below at the address published by his name, a written statement of the claim indicating the basis therefore, the name and address of the claimant and the amount claimed or in such other manner as the law may provide. See 18-A MRSA 3-804.

2019-110 – Estate of DAVID P. JUSSEAUME, late of Embden Me deceased. Steven Jusseaume, 111 North Shore Road, Hampton, NH 03842 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-114 – Estate of ROSE A. VERGES, late of Highland Plantation, Me deceased. Miguel Enrique Verges, 101 Sandy Stream Road, Highland Plantation, Me appointed Personal Representative.

2019-116 – Estate of BRIAN P. NORRIS, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. Gloria Paradise, 14 Pineview Avenue, Skowhegan, Me 04976 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-118 – Estate of DAVID P. OUELLETTE, late of Madison, Me deceased. Steven Ouellette, PO Box 10, Fort Kent Mills, Me 04744 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-119 – Estate of CHARLES ALTON MANZER, late of Anson, Me deceased. Chris Manzer, 135 Maple Ave., Atkinson, NH 03811 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-120 – Estate of BRADLEY P. HALL, SR., late of Palmyra, Me deceased. Dan Hall, 24 Dunning Street, Brunswick, Me 04011 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-122 – Estate of SYLVIA M. LABBE, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Priscilla M. Giroux, 17 Robinson Street, Fairfield, Me 04937 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-123 – Estate of ALLISON J. PELLETIER, late of Bingham, ME deceased. Bruce A. Pelletier, 10 Murray Street, Bingham, Me 04920 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-124 – Estate of JOANNE F. MEAGHER, late of Palmyra, Me deceased. Nicole M. Meagher, 988 Main Street, Palmyra, Me 04965 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-127 – Estate of WARREN P. BALGOOYEN, late of Norridgewock, Me deceased. Helen F. Balgooyen, 256 Oak Hill Road, Norridgewock, Me 04957 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-128 – Estate of JOANNE F. BICKFORD, late of Canaan, Me deceased. Mahlon C. Bickford, 466 Albion Road, Unity, ME 04988 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-142 – Estate of ALLEN CURTIS WILLETTE, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Cheryl Elliot, 4 Winter Street, Fairfield, Maine 04937 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-143 – Estate of CHRISTINE E. BEAULIEU, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Judith Pelotte, 424 Ridge Road, Fairfield, Me 04937 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-144 – Estate of ELLESE H. GOODWIN, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Brian R. Goodwin, 50 Back Road, Fairfield, Me 04937 appointed Personal Representative.

To be published on May 9 & May 16, 2019

Dated: May 6, 2019 /s/ Victoria Hatch,
Register of Probate



Notice is hereby given by the respective petitioners that they have filed petitions for appointment of personal representatives in the following estates. These matters will be heard at 10 a.m. or as soon thereafter as they may be May 22, 2019. The requested appointments may be made on or after the hearing date if no sufficient objection be heard. This notice complies with the requirements of 18-A MRSA §3-403 and Probate Rule 4.

2019-108 – Estate of ELIZABETH GRACE WESTON. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Elizabeth Grace Weston, 58 West Front Street, Skowhegan Me 04976 requesting her name be changed to Elizabeth Grace Lehan for reasons set forth therein.

2019-117 – Estate of LEIGH DAWN MICHAUD. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Leigh Dawn Michaud, 283 Salisbury Road, Canaan, Me 04924 requesting her name be changed to Leah Dawn Michaud for reasons set forth therein.

2019-126 – Estate of CRAIG MICHAEL JOHNSON. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Craig Michael Johnson, PO Box 263, Shawmut, Me 04975 requesting his name be changed to Craig Michael Tibbetts for reasons set forth therein.

2019-129 – Estate of SAVANNA NICOLE LAWRENCE. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Savanna Nicole Lawrence, 173 Main Street, Madison, Me 04950 requesting her name be changed to Savanna Nicole Kandiko for reasons set forth therein.

2019-135 – Estate of LANDON A. WOODBURY. Petition for Change of Name (Minor) filed by petitioner Jobie D. Lee, 23 Shady Lane, Canaan, Me 04924 requesting minor’s name be changed to Landon Allen Lee for reasons set forth therein.

2019-139 – Estate of JOSHUA MATTHEW GETZ. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Joshua Matthew Getz, PO Box 653, Skowhegan Me 04976 requesting his name be changed to Matthew Albert Adams for reasons set forth therein.

Dated: May 6, 2019
/s/ Victoria Hatch,
Register of Probate