Entries by Mary Grow

Old items, new one, on selectmen’s agenda

by Mary Grow Vassalboro selectmen are slated to continue discussion of four items and add a new one at their Thursday, Nov. 15, meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the town office meeting room. The continuing items are options for emergency-services dispatching, as the state prepares changes that will be effective next summer; the possibility […]

Furlong gets budget position; Wilkens to planning board

by Mary Grow CHINA – A miscellany of reports and updates highlighted the China selectmen’s Nov. 13 meeting. Town Clerk Rebecca Hapgood gave board members results from Nov. 6 write-in ballots in local elections. After discussion with the two residents who tied for the at-large position on the budget committee, Jeffery Furlong will hold the […]

Vassalboro revised lease sent to historical society

by Mary Grow Vassalboro selectmen took care, at least temporarily, of one of the three repeat issues on their Nov. 1 agenda. The two board members present voted to send a revised draft of the town’s lease agreement with the Vassalboro Historical Society for the former East Vassalboro schoolhouse to the Historical Society, with a […]

LaVerdiere, Breton, Mills-Stevens win seats on board of selectmen

by Mary Grow In local elections Nov. 6, China voters re-elected incumbent Selectmen Jeffrey LaVerdiere and Donna Mills-Stevens and chose former Selectmen Ronald Breton over Wayne Chadwick to fill the seat vacated by Neil Farrington. According to Town Clerk Rebecca Hapgood, LaVerdiere got 1,142 votes, Breton 966, Mills-Stevens 960 and Chadwick 945. Farrington was elected […]

Public works to get new tractor and attachments

by Mary Grow China selectmen voted unanimously to buy the public works department a new Ventrac tractor with equipment for bush hogging, sweeping and plowing South China’s sidewalks. The negotiated price of $44,000 will come from the reserve fund voters created to buy capital equipment. Before acting at their Oct. 29 meeting, selectmen carefully reviewed […]

Four residents attend referendum public hearing

by Mary Grow The four people who attended the China selectmen’s Oct. 25 public hearing on China’s Nov. 6 local referendum questions had plenty of time to get their questions answered and their comments noted. The hearing was recorded as a video; people with the right computer equipment should be able to view it by […]

Candidates state their positions on local issues at public forum

by Mary Grow The Oct. 28 China candidates’ forum at the China Village library gave the four candidates for three seats on the Board of Selectmen, plus retiring Selectman Neil Farrington, a chance to talk about their visions for the town’s future. After introductory statements, a question and answer session led to expanded answers and […]

Question on Bailey property purchase put to rest

by Mary Grow At their Oct. 22 meeting, China Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Committee members finally put to rest the question of whether to recommend that voters buy Susan Bailey’s property near the head of China Lake’s east basin. Their decision: no. The property consists of a small parcel across Causeway Street from the boat […]