Entries by Mary Grow

VASSALBORO: Interlocal agreement reached

by Mary Grow The interlocal agreement between Vassalboro and its former partners in AOS (Alternative Organizational Structure) #92, Waterville and Winslow, became effective June 4. It provides for the three municipalities to share central office services previously provided by the AOS office as follows: For special education for all three towns, Waterville will employ a […]

Vassalboro planners approve four permit applications

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Planning Board members approved all four permit applications on their June 5 agenda, two for auxiliary buildings, one for a seasonal farm stand and one for a new auto repair garage. Receiving permits were: John and Paula Libby to build a 30-by-40-foot garage, with no plumbing, at 325 Webber Pond Road, […]

Vassalboro tax rate raised at town meeting

by Mary Grow At Vassalboro’s annual town meeting June 4, voters raised their tax rate by 90 cents for each $1,000 of valuation – plus a fraction of a cent more – by siding consistently with the board of selectmen and school board over the more fiscally conservative budget committee and by giving the Family […]

47 Daisies’ mission to provide healthier food

by Mary Grow When Dylan Dillaway talks about goals for 47 Daisies, the farm he and wife Harmony run on Webber Pond Road, in Vassalboro, he sounds highly idealistic. They’re going to use locally-grown food to connect people to the land and educate them about good things to eat, bring community members together regardless of […]

Vassalboro residents ready for June 4 town meeting

by Mary Grow Vassalboro voters are scheduled to assemble at the Vassalboro Community School at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June, 4, for their annual town meeting, at which they will elect budget committee members, authorize spending for the 2018-19 fiscal year and settle policy questions. The meeting continues on June 12 with a two-question local ballot […]

Vassalboro board of appeals gives farm stand go ahead

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Board of Appeals members unanimously granted Parker Denico the variance from shoreland requirements that should let him open a farm stand in North Vassalboro. Raymond Breton’s lot on which Denico has permission to put the stand does not extend far enough east from Outlet Stream to let Denico set the temporary […]