Entries by Eric W. Austin

CFAL to hold public meeting in November

by Eric W. Austin The China for a Lifetime Committee will host a public meeting about local volunteering needs and opportunities at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, at the China Lake Camp and Conference Center (255 Neck Road). For the past several months, using feedback received from last year’s community survey, the China for […]

Sen. Collins visits Winslow McDonald’s in support of local schools

by Eric W. Austin Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins stopped by the McDonald’s restaurant in Winslow on Friday, August 24, to show support for that location’s “Back to School Supplies Drive,” which aims to help Winslow Elementary School teachers and students by collecting donations of school supplies for the upcoming fall semester. Senator Collins showed […]

Getting to know the China town manager

An exclusive interview by Eric W. Austin “God and country” is a phrase that neatly sums up Dennis Heath, China’s new town manager. In an extensive three-hour interview on Friday, August 3, he told me of his life before Maine, including his family, a storied military career spanning nearly three decades, a 14-year stint as […]

South China Library project breaks new ground

Volunteers at the South China Public Library include, from left to right, Katie Bailey, Marcia Hall, Darlene Zimmerman, Marcia Tobey, Angel Hall-Stuart, Bob Bennett, Carol Thibodeau, Aurie Maxwell, James Maxwell, Ian Maxwell, Andrew Maxwell, Sarah Breton, Melissa Campbellton, Xavier Colfer, Cheryl Baker, Gabrielle Colfer, Danielle Pettengill, Aiden Pettengill and Jean Dempster, library board of directors […]

China throws retirement party for town manager

by Eric W. Austin On June 30, a crowd of grateful citizens, from the town of China and surrounding areas, gathered in the portable building behind the town office to wish luck to Dan L’Heureux as he enters retirement after more than 22 years of service as China’s town manager. Dennis Heath, China’s new town […]