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VASSALBORO: Selectmen to bid out new alewives harvest contract

by Mary Grow At their Jan. 25 meeting, Vassalboro selectmen acted on waste-hauling bids and decided to bid out the new contract for harvesting alewives. The board had five bids to haul solid waste after April 1, first to the Crossroads Landfill in Norridgewock and later to the new Fiberight facility in Hampden. Town Manager […]


Sheepscot Pond will benefit from alewives

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY by Frank Richards President Webber Pond Assn. I read, with interest, the Community Commentary column about LD 922 in last week’s issue of The Town Line (October 5). This is legislation to open the fish way on Sheepscot Lake and allow sea-run alewives to return. That column makes a reference to Webber Pond […]


Historic presence of alewives in China Lake’s Outlet Stream reconfirmed

Submitted by Landis Hudson, executive director Maine Rivers. ocuments recently found in Massachusetts Archives have shed light on the early history of China Lake’s Outlet Stream, reconfirming the historic presence of native alewives. Petitions and letters, signed and dated from 1798 and 1799, state that alewives were known to make their way up the stream […]


Selectmen tackle doubts about alewives, speeding and transfer station

by Mary Grow China selectmen heard from residents and committee members on a variety of topics at their July 11 meeting, finding time to make a few decisions afterwards. Resident Al Althenn asked selectmen to be more involved in the proposal to introduce sea-run alewives into China Lake, a plan he thinks has potential bad […]


Vassalboro committee continues work on town budget

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Budget Committee members ran out of time to finish their work at their April 12 meeting, so they will meet again at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the town office. Selectmen have consequently moved their meeting time to 6 instead of 6:30 that evening. Budget committee members continued discussion of […]


Palermo residents win battle over Sheepscot Lake dam opening

by Carolyn Viens Sheepscot Lake Assocation The residents of Palermo have won a major battle in the opposition to LD922, the legislative bill mandating the opening of the Sheepscot Dam to alewives, and other migrating fishes which would have a negative impact on the health of the lake. Representative Jeffrey Pierce of the Maine House of […]