Week of January 11, 2018

Fairfield ‘Cops Care for Kids’ program bigger and better

The Cops Care for Kids program was initially started and funded by Kingston Paul, who was the former Detective Captain at the Fairfield Police Department. The program started with an idea that the police wanted to build a great relationship with our community and the children of our community. They started out by delivering just one stuffed animal to approximately 50 children with a tag attached with all the officer’s names on them […]

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Tucker Leonard earns Eagle Scout rank

PALERMO — On October 8, 2017, Tucker Leonard completed his Eagle Project at the Palermo Grammar School. As a member of China Boy Scout Troop #479, Tucker’s project was to select a space on the trails in back of the school to clear an area for an outdoor class […]

Greenwoods celebrate 26th wedding anniversary

WINDSOR — Whitefield Lions Joe and Carolyn Greenwood, of Windsor, celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on December 14, 2017. The Greenwoods have been active members in the club for 12 years since moving to Maine from Amesbury, Massachusetts […]

McKenzie Brunelle returns following intensive research project

SIDNEY — McKenzie Brunelle, of Sidney, a member of the class of 2018, majoring in biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Worcester, Massachusetts, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in London, England. The project was titled A Plan to Improve the Internet Presence of Commonside […]

Waterville’s High Hopes Clubhouse receives international distinction

WATERVILLE — Kennebec Behavioral Health’s High Hopes Clubhouse recently was recognized by Clubhouse International as a clubhouse of distinction among all clubhouses worldwide. High Hopes, which provides employment, education and social opportunities for people with severe and persistent mental illness, has been recognized among all clubhouse as having the highest percent of its members – 79 percent – who are working in supported or independent employment […]

Senior College forum to hear about Real or Fake News

AUGUSTA — The University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Maine at Augusta Senior College has announced the next Forum on the Future entitled News, Real or Fake? […]

Area students named to Colby-Sawyer College dean’s list Fall 2017

CENTRAL MAINE — Colby-Sawyer College, in New London, New Hampshire, recognizes 254 students for outstanding academic achievement during the 2017 fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours in graded courses […]

Matthew Steward named to dean’s list at Bob Jones University

SKOWHEGAN — Matthew Steward, a sophomore criminal justice major, of Skowhegan, was among approximately 890 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2017 Dean’s List, in Greenville, South Carolina. The dean’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester […]

Food industry needs to stop hiding nutrition info

by Mindy Haar | Nearly four in ten American adults are obese. That’s an all-time high. The Food and Drug Administration proposed two rules to help combat this epidemic. The first would require chain restaurants to include calorie counts on their menus. The second would update the Nutrition Facts Label – the black-and-white nutritional content box […]

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Letter to the Editor: The China Bicentennial

by Neil Farrington | Let’s start with the year [we had] without a summer, 1816. Imagine a town that bases its whole existence on farming or selling goods to the farmer. Without summer it’s impossible to raise food and grain for your family and farm animals. Families came together and survived […]

Town of China Police Log November/December 2017

November 2: 2 – 5 p.m., checking camp roads and side roads on the east side of China Lake.
November 4: 9:30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m., checking camp roads and side roads on the west side of China Lake.
November 5: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., checking the remainder of roads in town […]

Obituaries – week of January 11, 2018

UNITY ­– Lloyd (Buddy) Earl Burt, 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Bangor. Buddy was born on April 29, 1932, in Burnham, where he resided most of his life… and 18 others…

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Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS: Was it a Sharp-shinned hawk or a Cooper’s hawk? Hard to tell

by Roland D. Hallee | I have seen some interesting acts of Mother Nature during my travels, but what happened last week probably tops most of them. The first was somewhat insignificant because I had seen it one time before. Arriving home from work late last Wednesday, I noticed a dead crow in my backyard. But what I saw on Saturday, topped that without a contest […]

Was it a Sharp-shinned hawk or a Cooper’s hawk? Hard to tell

Emily Cates

GARDEN WORKS: Bored in Wintertime? Read on for the remedy

by Emily Cates | For a while there, I’d thought Old Man Winter had forgotten us. No such luck! Now that we’re basking in the ice and snow, at least we can be comforted by the thought that the Solstice is behind us and the days will now start to get longer. Would it be a good time to take a respite from garden activities? Perhaps. But what if we’re feeling restless and would rather enjoy the satisfaction from getting things done? Well, then, read on for a few seasonally-appropriate suggestions; this time we’ll focus on a variety of activities, including pruning and tool maintenance […]

Bored in Wintertime? Read on for the remedy

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI – Singer: Elvis Presley; Movie: Gangster Story; Composer: Brahms

by Peter Cates | Teddy Bear was a huge number one hit on the rock, country and rhythm and blues charts for the great Elvis (1935-1977). Both songs here were also part of the 1957 film, with the same name, and its soundtrack LP, consisting totally of Presley performances. Teddy Bear’s lyricist Bernie Lowe (1917-2001) was also a businessman who established Cameo records in 1956, which later expanded to Cameo/Parkway. He would sign an unknown singer, Ernest Evans, to the label, who himself later changed his name to Chubby Checker! […]

Singer: Elvis Presley; Movie: Gangster Story; Composer: Brahms

TRAINING YOUR DOG: Obedience – the foundation of all we do with our dogs

by Carolyn Fuhrer | AKC defines its obedience program as trials set up to demonstrate the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring to emphasize the usefulness of the dog as a companion to humans; and it is essential that the dog demonstrate willingness and enjoyment while it is working, and that handling be smooth and natural without harsh commands […]

Obedience – the foundation of all we do with our dogs

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySolon & Beyond

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!

Some of this week’s news will be rather old because of the holidays and the fact that The Town Line wasn’t published on the week of Christmas. I find the news from Solon Elementary School very interesting so I try to get as much of it in this column as possible, but it is a little bit late […]


Katie Ouilette WallsIf Walls Could Talk

by Katie Ouilette | WALLS, you and our faithful readers haven’t had me to read for awhile, so, first I must say Happy 2018 to all my friends at The Town Line and to the friends I haven’t met yet!

Frankly, WALLS, you know fell well that conversations and subjects can change and change they did when Lew came home with the mail and there was Dr. Victoria Stenmard pictured on the front page of Redington-Fairview General Hospital’s Newsletter […]


I’m Just Curious: It’s that time again

by Debbie Walker | Happy New Year! Oh yeah, it is that time again. The time of year when we once again are reminded we are not perfect! The magazines developed for women are going to give us the answers to improve us, yet again! The magazines I am looking at now do not have very much information geared towards men; in all fairness I don’t remember seeing any magazines for men. I’ll have to pay closer attention next week and really look over the magazine rack […]

It’s that time again

For Your Health: Statistics show decline in cancer related deaths

The American Cancer Society has announced updated cancer statistics, facts and figures which show a decline in the cancer death rate in recent years.  The main takeaway is, the cancer death rate dropped 1.7 percent from 2014 to 2015, continuing a drop that began in 1991 and has reached 26 percent, resulting in nearly 2.4 million fewer cancer deaths during that time […]

Statistics show decline in cancer related deaths