Entries by Eric W. Austin

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 […]

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 […]