Week of August 15, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

After 200 years, alewives set to return to China Lake

Fish ladder construction at Ladd Dam, in North Vassalboro.

For more than five years, a group of dedicated people have been working to re-open Maine waterways to the state’s native migratory fish population. The obstacles have been fierce, but the rewards promise to be well worth the effort. Clearer water in our lakes and ponds, an enhanced food web and improved habitat along our rivers and streams are just a few of the benefits proponents of the project expect to see [1580 words]… by Eric W. Austin

Your Local News

Planners discuss possible ordinance amendments

CHINA — China Planning Board members continued discussion of possible ordinance amendments at their Aug. 6 meeting, focusing on one word in one of the 15 conditional use criteria…

New Dimension Cruisin’ For A Cure car show raises money for Children’s Miracle Network

CENTRAL ME — The 6th annual Cruisin’ For a Cure Car Show, sponsored by the New Dimensions Federal Credit Union, has announced that this year’s event raised $11,741.55 for the cancer program…

Author and registered Maine Guide to speak at ACB

CHINA — Earl Brechlin, author and Registered Maine Guide, will speak about his life and works at the Albert Church Brown Memorial Library on Sunday, August 25, at 2 p.m…

Local youth boxer moving up in the ranks

BENTON — Braden Littlefield, 13, of East Benton, a talented young boxer, fighting out of Cugno Boxing, fought and obtained a unanimous decision win over his opponent at the Lewiston Armory on August 3 (photos)…

Take our weekly survey!

Do you agree with Maine going to a presidential primary as opposed to the traditional caucuses to elect delegates to the national conventions?

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Grange presents annual awards at Palermo Days

PALERMO — This year, Summer Hotham was the recipient of the Spirit of America Award, and Marylou Sydney McNeil was this year’s recipient of the Grange Award. …

Live auction and yard sale at St. Giles in Jefferson

JEFFERSON — A canoe, a table saw, nail guns and other serious tools, three days at an Arrowsic cottage on the water, horseback riding lessons, bicycles, homemade jams and pickles, a basket of green cleaning supplies – these are among the offerings at the Saturday August 24, St. Giles Jefferson silent and live auction and yard sale…

Mid-Maine Chamber gift checks

CENTRAL ME — Mid-Maine Chamber Gift Certificheck is now able to offer increased options when purchasing gift checks with the introduction of the $5 check. Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Gift Checks now come in denominations of $5, $10, $25 and $50…

Maine Nightjar monitoring lecture

PALERMO — Join the Palermo Community Library in welcoming Logan Parker of the Maine Natural History Observatory (MNHO) for a lecture about Maine nightjar monitoring on Thursday, August 22nd at 7 p.m…

Maine Farm Days slated for August 21 & 22

CLINTON — Maine Farm Days, to take place on August 21 – 22, at the Misty Meadow Farm in Clinton, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., is an Agricultural Trade Show held on a working farm. Open to the public. Admission is free…

United Way of Mid-Maine’s annual Stuff the Bus event a great success

CENTRAL ME — The Mid-Maine community showed up in force to support local school children on Thursday, August 8, donating about $25,000 worth of school supplies and other classroom essentials at the United Way of Mid-Maine’s Annual Stuff the Bus event…

Share the Road with Carol bike ride slated

WINDSOR — Share the Road with Carol is an all ages commemorative bike ride planned for Sunday, September 15, 2019, in Windsor and Whitefield, Maine. The ride, which has 12-mile and 27-mile options, starts and ends at the Windsor Town Office…

Area teams take part in Battle for Breast Cancer field hockey tourney

WINSLOW/SKOWHEGAN — Winslow and Skowhegan field hockey teams compete for breast cancer (photos)…

SCHOOL NEWS

Mitchell Caron graduates from Castleton University

AUGUSTA — Mitchell Caron, of Augusta, graduated with a bachelor of science in exercise science from Castleton University, in Castleton, Vermont, following the successful completion of the spring semester in May 2019.

Mary Franks named to Castleton University dean’s list

LIBERTY — Mary Franks of Liberty, was recently named to the Castleton University dean’s list, in Castleton, Vermont, for the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year…

Colby-Sawyer College students fulfill internship requirement

SIDNEY/OAKLAND — Haley Carver, of Sidney, is completing an internship requirement at Northern Light Health Inland Hospital, in Waterville. Chelsea Perry, of Oakland, is completing an internship requirement at MaineGeneral Health, in Waterville…

Local students on University of New Hampshire’s dean’s list

CENTRAL ME — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring 2019 semester, in Durham, New Hampshire…

Emmanuel College names local students to spring dean’s list

SIDNEY/WATERVILLE — The following local students were awarded: Sarah Desrosiers, of Winslow, Micah Riportella, of Sidney, and Katherine Thompson, of Waterville….

URI students named to the spring 2019 dean’s list

MADISON/OAKLAND — The University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 dean’s list. The students are Alexandria Jarvais, of Madison, and Kristy Prelgovisk, of Oakland…

Lasell College students named to dean’s list

WATERVILLE/FREEDOM — Lasell College, in Newton, Massachusetts, announced today students named to the dean’s list for their academic accomplishments in the Spring 2019 semester. The students are Alison Linscott, of Waterville, and Grace Redwine, of Freedom…

Zach Smith named to NESCAC All-Academic

WATERVILLE — Zach Smith of Waterville, has received 2018-19 NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors. Smith, the son of Mr. and Ms. Patrick D. Smith, of Waterville, is a 2017 graduate of Waterville Senior High School…

Students earn degrees from the University of Vermont

CENTRAL ME — Area students recently earned degrees from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, Vermont. Peter Ackerman, of Augusta; Devin Beckim, of Augusta; Emily Higgins, of Waterville; Natalie Palmer, of Augusta; Kaitlyn Sutter, of Palermo…

Lake Association Annual Meetings

When are Lake association meetings? Check here for Three Mile Pond, China Lake, Washington Lakes, Webber Pond and Annabessacook Lake.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PALERMO LOBSTER SUPPER, Saturday, August 17, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Malcolm Glidden American Legion Post #163, Turner Ridge Rd. Tickets are limited. FMI call Clayton 592-2497 or Mary 485-6605. (and many other local events!)

Obituaries

OAKLAND —  Charles J. Pare, 81, of Oakland, formerly of Enfield, Connecticut, died on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at his home. He was born on June 28, 1938, in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Alice (Sullivan) and Edward Pare… and remembering 5 others.

Common Ground – Round 8: Win a $10 gift certificate!

DEADLINE: Friday, September 13, 2019

Identify the people in these three photos, and tell us what they have in common. You could win a $10 gift certificate to Retail Therapy Boutique in Waterville! Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net or through our Contact page. Include your name and address with your answer.

Previous winner: Pat Clark, Palermo.

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | Has this been a crazy summer, or what? The summer of 2019 may go down as one of the more mysterious of recent years. We had a bumper crop of black flies and mosquitoes, a decline in the number of bats, a decline in the activities of red squirrels, chipmunks and gray squirrels…

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

by Dan Beaulieu | Look, it’s going to happen. Someone once said that if you don’t make mistakes, you are not trying hard enough. So, yes sometimes you will make a mistake, you will screw something up that will make your customer upset and possibly even angry…

Emily CatesGARDEN WORKS

by Emily Cates | “Swoop! Dive! Flap!” go their wings as they raid my beloved berry patch, their beaks voraciously plucking choice berries with no regard to how many backbreaking hours I’ve spent growing them…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Band leader, Meyer Davis (1895-1976) ran a multi-million dollar empire of dance music several decades for coming-out parties, and seasonal galas and for whom money meant a rich full life to too many of them…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Ever notice how sometimes things are easier when you put them in your own words rather than maybe the appropriate one? You know, bring them down to your terms…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Was so very happy to receive the following letter from Charlotte S. Withee about the following Smith Family 69th reunion…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—The healthfulness of school lunches is one of the top three parental concerns of this school season, according to a recent survey conducted by OnePoll. The survey covered a number of parental worries for their school-aged kids, including their safety…

AARP SCAM ALERT

(AARP)—Americans pay the highest drug prices in the world and, over the last ten years, prices have continued to skyrocket. In Maine, 62 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have one or more chronic diseases, many of which require patients to take multiple medications…