Entries by Eric W. Austin

China residents gather to discuss comprehensive plan

by Eric W. Austin Approximately 25 residents of China gathered in the cafeteria at Erskine Academy on Saturday, May 18, to discuss the town’s comprehensive plan, which is formulated every ten years to help guide the direction of town policy. Town Manager Dennis Heath and Selectman Irene Belanger were also in attendance. The planning session […]

Vassalboro honors World War II veterans

by Eric W. Austin 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. The devastation unfolding in Paris was […]

Windsor awards years of service at VFD annual meeting

by Eric W. Austin Nearly 40 people gathered at Aunt Gin’s restaurant, in Whitefield, for the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department’s annual meeting on Thursday, April 11. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of distinguished service awards to four individuals who have contributed significantly to the Windsor VFD over the years. Jon Mittelman, who […]

ERIC’S TECH TALK: Where are all the aliens?

by Eric W. Austin (The views of the author in the following column are not necessarily those of The Town Line newspaper, or its staff and board of directors.) Where is everybody? That’s the question posed by Italian physicist and Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi in 1950 over a casual lunch with his fellow physicists […]

Fiberight recycling plant set to go online in April

by Eric W. Austin For those towns waiting for the new Fiberight recycling facility in Hampden to come online, the end is nearly in sight. At an October 24 meeting with the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) Board of Directors, Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul presented a new construction schedule for the Material Recovery Facility that sees […]

China for a Lifetime kicks off volunteer initiative

by Eric W. Austin The China for a Lifetime Committee held a public meeting on Saturday, November 17, at the China Lake Camp and Conference Center to launch a volunteer initiative as part of their mission to improve the lives of residents through community activism. The committee had identified 18 areas where volunteers can help […]