Week of August 2, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Area U18 girls capture title at international soccer tourney

The Winslow-based U18 girls travel soccer team recently traveled to San Marino, Italy, with Gary Walker and All Pro Soccer Tours to participate in the San Marino Soccer Cup. The team had a truly amazing experience! […]

Your Local News

TIF committee wants more info before expanding broadband coverage

CHINA — China Selectman and Broadband Committee member Neil Farrington presented an outline of his proposal to increase tower-based broadband coverage around China Lake’s east basin to the TIF (Tax Increment Finance) Committee at its July 30 meeting. The reception was mixed […]

Planners OK McCormick plan at former diesel truck facility for offices, farmers & flea markets

CHINA — China Planning board members approved the only application on their July 24 agenda, giving Judith McCormack permission to re-use the former diesel truck facility at 1144 Route 3 as a residence, office space, a farmers’ market and a flea market […]

Vassalboro selectmen to hold special meeting

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro selectmen will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in the town office, primarily to set the 2018-19 tax rate. Board members have the option of discussing other matters […]

HealthReach welcomes Kelly Bell Bragg

CENTRAL ME — Kelly Bell Bragg, PMHNP, will begin providing psychiatric medication management at three Health­Reach health centers this summer in Kingfield, Madison, and Strong […]

Sheepscot Lake Association holds annual meeting

PALERMO — The Sheepscot Lake Association held its annual meeting on Wednesday, July 25th to a packed audience at the Palermo Library. Our guest speaker was Dennis Brown of the Highland Lake Association, located outside Falmouth. He spoke of their efforts to protect the water quality of their lake and to research the cause for its recent decline, thought to be associated with excess landlocked alewives […]

Invasive plant patrol workshop on China Lake

CHINA — China Lake Association has announced it will be hosting an Invasive Plant Paddle this year on China Lake. The Four Seasons Club has offered us the use of their facilities for this event. The training will be taught by members from Lake Stewards of Maine formally know as Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program […]

Lake Association Meetings

Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m.
Vassalboro Community School

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BEST SELLING NOVELIST Elizabeth Berg will speak and offer books for sale, Thurs., Aug. 9, starting at 1 p.m., Albert Church Brown Memorial Library, Main St. Open to public free of charge. Refreshments […]

Obituaries – week of August 2, 2018

FAIRFIELD – Susan Allein died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. She had been ill in several ways for some time, but death came unexpectedly. Susan was born in Los Angeles, California, and attended schools in Alhambra, becoming a Top Twenty national champion debater before entering Occidental College… and remembering 7 others…

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | Raccoons and rabies have been in the news again, recently. It seems there has been a measurable increase in the number of reports of animal bites resulting in humans being treated for rabies […]


by Emily Cates | Usually when most folks think of animals in the garden, it worries them. After all, who wants their veggie patch trampled and eaten, with fresh poop in its place? While I would shudder to think of that as the outcome, it is possible for both garden and livestock to thrive with carefully managed inputs from each other […]


by Peter Cates |  Jazz pianist/bandleader Count Basie (1904 -1984) appeared in the 1943 film, Stage Door Canteen, performing with singer Ethel Waters and his orchestra and doing a captivating solo turn […]

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | On Sunday, July 1, Carolyn Waugh, of Solon, was honored with a 103rd birthday party at her home. Sixty-four relatives and friends were there to help her celebrate this wonderful event. I was told, by one of her relatives, that there were four or five generations of Carolyn’s family present at the party […]


by Debbie Walker | Do you have any idea how many uses there are for pickle juice? I didn’t have a clue. I am passing on more information from my Farmer’s Almanac Newsletter from 7/4/18. If you enjoy this stuff you really should join if you haven’t already, obviously I am a fan!! […]


Underage drinking is a significant concern and public health challenge nationwide contributing to a wide range of costly health and social problems. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the economic burden of alcohol misuse in the U.S. is estimated at $249 billion, with three-quarters of those costs coming from binge drinking […]

Parents Hold The Key To Reducing Underage Drinking