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SOLON & BEYOND, Week of July 21, 2016

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy 643-5805 grams29@tds.net Solon, Maine 04979 Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy! One of many enjoyable events through my many years of writing took place last Saturday at Whispering Pines, in North Anson. Thank goodness it was a beautiful, calm, (just a soft breeze) perfect for flying day for […]

Obituaries, Week of July 21, 2016

GERALD T. TREADWELL OAKLAND––A life-long resident of Oakland, Gerald T. Treadwell, 66, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, from the cumulative effects of a stroke. That stroke hit on Memorial Day, 2008. Gerald held on at home for five years, before relocating to Woodlawn Rehab & Nursing, in Skowhegan––the location of his death. Gerald was […]

Lack of rain affecting local lake levels

With very little rain in May, June and so far in July, folks residing on Webber Pond have been wondering about the low water level on the pond. Webber Pond Association President Frank Richards commented, “My own dock is barely useable.” Richards went on to explain, “the pool is four inches below the spillway [at […]

Selectmen approve funding for new fire truck

by Mary Grow Vassalboro selectmen approved the financing for the new fire truck voters authorized at the June town meeting, after Town Attorney Alton Stevens reviewed the financing contract and proposed changes. Authorizing Town Manager Mary Sabins to sign the necessary paperwork and approving the initial $63,000 payment were the major business items at a […]

Two committees disagree on park logging plan

by Mary Grow At their June 27 meeting, China selectmen directed the Thurston Park Committee II and the Forestry Committee to work together and report back. Two Forestry Committee members and eight Thurston Park II Committee members talked for two hours July 12 without making much progress. Tim Basham and Elaine Philbrook said they and […]

Avery Cottage selected for LakeSmart award

The Avery Cottage on China Lake has won a LakeSmart Award for the owners’ efforts to protect the lake. The Avery Cottage owners maintain a deep stand of mixed vegetation along their shore. This vegetative buffer helps to prevent phosphorus from entering the lake and turning it green. Their buffer includes ground cover, duff (leaves […]