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Palermo: Election returns from Nov. 8

Results of the 2016 general election from the town of Palermo are: PRESIDENT Hillary Clinton: 308 Jill Stein: 18 Gary Johnson: 60 Donald Trump: 467 REFERENDUM QUESTIONS Question 1 (marijuana) Yes: 353 No: 510 Question 2 (tax for education) Yes: 377 No: 487 Question 3 (gun background checks) Yes: 258 No: 609 Question 4 (minimum […]

Winslow soccer team runners-up

The Winslow travel soccer club U13 boys competed in the 2016 Crossroads Challenge Tournament in Gray over Columbus Day weekend. They finished runners-up, falling to the South Portland Strikers, 3-2, in the finals. Photo by Central Maine Photogrraphy staff

It’s tree time! Plant your trees now for success

by  Emily Cates Many folks are surprised to learn that autumn is a good time for planting trees. Once a good frost has arrived and trees drop their leaves, it’s a sign that “Tree Time” has begun! To make this event a success, let’s keep a few things in mind. The following suggestions apply not […]

Erskine Academy announces Mr. EA competition

The 14th annual “Mr. EA” Competition will be held on Friday, November 18th at 7:00 pm in the James V. Nelson gymnasium. Twelve senior boys will compete in the categories of talent, recreational wear, and personal interview for the coveted title of “Mr. EA”. Admission to the show is $5 and tickets can be purchased […]

China: Newcomer, two incumbents elected to select board

by Mary Grow Jeffrey LaVerdiere was the top vote-getter in a seven-way race for three seats on the China Board of Selectmen, with incumbents Joann Austin and Neil Farrington being re-elected to their seats. LaVerdiere received 1,119 votes, Austin 1,001 and Farrington 985. Incumbent board Chairman Robert MacFarland was not re-elected, coming in fourth with […]

China: Role of China forest committee discussed

by Mary Grow China selectmen discussed two broad procedural questions at their Nov. 2 meeting (moved to Wednesday morning instead of the usual Monday evening because of Oct. 31 Halloween activities), leaving both to be rediscussed in the future. The first was the role of the China Forestry Committee in relation to other committees and […]

Obituaries, Week of November 10, 2016

THELMA V. GOODWIN WATERVILLE – Thelma V. (LaFrance) Goodwin, 82, of Waterville, died peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville. Thelma was born in Fort Kent on March 4, 1935, to Alphonse and Anna Marie Eva (Charest) LaFrance. She spent much of her youth enjoying life by spending time with […]

Vassalboro voters reject both local questions

by Mary Grow Vassalboro voters rejected both local referendum questions at the polls Nov. 8. (ep) The revised Shoreland Zoning Ordinance on which planning board members worked for a year was defeated by a vote of 981 yes to 1,186 no, leaving the current ordinance in place. A request for an appropriation from surplus of […]

Vassalboro: Action postponed on marijuana application

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Planning Board members postponed action on Leo Barnett’s application for a new building on Old Meadow Road, off Riverside Drive, in which tenants will grow marijuana for medical purposes, because the application he submitted at their Nov. 1 meeting was not complete. Barnett said he plans a building about 28-by-140 feet […]

Vassalboro: Board denies appeal

by Mary Grow Acting on the town attorney’s advice, the Vassalboro Board of Appeals refused on procedural grounds to hear Jonathan Blumberg’s appeal of a permit granted to Bernard Welch for his South Stanley Hill Road property. Codes Enforcement Officer Richard Dolby had granted Welch building and plumbing permits needed for a food-processing and storage […]