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Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy! Was very happy to receive what little bit of real news I have to share with you this week. My many heartfelt thanks go out to those people who faithfully pass on what is happening in their neighborhoods. Christine Dorman, technology specialist from the Maine State Library, […]

Secrets of starting a no-fuss garden on time

by  Emily Cates Attention slackers and Free-gans this one’s for all of us! Do you want a garden but you’re putting it off for the last moment? Lack of time? No problem. Lack of space? Don’t worry. Too expensive? No way! Not enough motivation? We’ll do our best. Whatever the reason for procrastination, there are […]

Dispatcher recognized with Lifesaver award

Somerset County Dispatcher Jana Watson was awarded a Lifesaver Award from Fairfield Police Department Chief Thomas Gould at a meeting of the Somerset County Commissioners on April 20. The award recognized her exemplary performance in assisting a 9-1-1 caller through CPR instructions which ultimately saved the caller’s husband. On February 6, 2016, Somerset Regional Communications […]

China Boy Scout earns Eagle status

Text and photo by Ron Emery, Assistant Scoutmaster On April 9, Troop #479 honored an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held for South China resident Joe Morry at the China Baptist Church. Family, friends and Scouts attended the ceremony marking the advancement of this young man to the highest rank in Boy Scouts. […]

Selectmen approve town meeting warrant despite disagreement

by Mary Grow Vassalboro selectmen approved the warrant for the June annual town meeting at their April 20 meeting, agreeing to disagree with the budget committee’s recommendation on the one spending question on which the two boards differ. They also continued discussion of a new proposal for street lighting that should save money. The issue […]

Two well-known Central Maine companies join forces

On April 1, AFC completed the acquisition of the fuel/propane and service segments of J&S Oil, Inc., of Manchester. “We have a tremendous amount of respect for what the J&S team has built over the years. They have been a trusted member of the Augusta and Winslow communities and we intend to carry on that […]

Albion Neighborhood News

Tax season is hopefully over for most of us unless you file quarterly or late . NOW we have black fly season to look forward to. Oh and for those working in the woods, “mud season”. I do believe mud season came a bit early this year, but there is no way to escape it. […]

Mary Grow honored at town meeting

The 2016 China Town Report was dedicated to Mary Grow, right,  and the Maine House of Representatives presented her with a Legislative Sentiment, presented in the photo by Rep. Tim Theriault, right, recognizing Mary’s contribution to her community for local reporting in the media and by her other contributions to the town of China. Mary […]

Fran Purnell Honored for Years of Dedication

For over 40 years Fran Purnell organized, coached and managed the Waterville Little League program. Fran’s entire spring, summer nights and weekends were dedicated to building the baseball program to a level of excellence. Thousands of children learned the fundamentals of the game while Fran stressed sportsmanship and the importance of respect on and off […]