Entries by Mary Grow

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 […]

Vassalboro town school officials work to lower school budget

by Mary Grow Vassalboro town and school and AOS (Alternative Organizational Structure) #92 officials are working to bring down the 2018-19 municipal and school budgets to avert a large tax increase. Budget committee members talked about both school and municipal budget requests at their April 5 meeting, which followed a short selectmen’s meeting. They had […]

Vassalboro School board reviews unfinished 2018-19 budget

by Mary Grow Vassalboro School Board members reviewed an unfinished 2018-19 budget and discussed it with budget committee members at two sequential meetings March 29. The preliminary $7.9 million budget at the beginning of the meetings would require an increase in local taxes of more than $495,000, which Town Manager Mary Sabins said would amount […]

China planners set to hear proposal on camp for teens

by Mary Grow The China Planning Board has scheduled an April 10 public hearing on a proposal to convert a former corporate retreat on Pond Hill Road to a leadership development camp for teenagers. Pond Hill Road is between Route 3 and Three Mile Pond. The property has frontage on the pond as well as […]

China board denies BioFuels’ request to reconsider

by Mary Grow At a March 22 meeting, the China Board of Appeals refused to reconsider its Feb. 15 refusal to hear two appeals of codes officer’s decisions filed by Bio Renewable Fuels (BRF). The case began in August 2017, when Codes Officer Paul Mitnik notified BRF owner Ralph Howe that he needed a planning […]

China voters approve all warrant items but one

by Mary Grow China voters approved all but one of the 43 articles in the warrant for their March 24 annual town business meeting. Art. 41 was defeated on a written vote of 38 in favor to 48 opposed. The article asked authorization to spend $100 to buy the Branch Mills Union Church and up […]

CHINA: No progress on Neck Road Fire Pond

by Mary Grow China selectmen had a short meeting with no major decisions March 19, their last before voters act on their proposed budget for 2018-19 and related items at the March 24 town business meeting. Town Manager Daniel L’Heureux reported no progress on the fire pond on Neck Road because landowner Tom Michaud is […]