Week of August 22, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Webber Pond Association takes on three controversial issues

Postpone proxy balloting and voter restrictions to 2020

This year’s edition of the Webber Pond Association annual meeting took on the feel of meetings from the past. Where in recent years they have been somewhat quiet, especially in regards to the lake drawdown, this year’s version produced additional controversy, with much discussion about the drawdown, and questions about proxy voting and voting restrictions… [1057 words] by Roland D. Hallee

Your Local News

Selectmen approve eight questions for November 5 ballot

CHINA — At their Aug. 19 meeting, China selectmen approved an eight-question ballot to present to voters on Nov. 5. They also voted non-unanimously to buy the excavator for the public works department that they have discussed since June…

China police officer recognized for service following resignation

CHINA — China selectmen presented retiring town policeman Tracey Frost a certificate of appreciation at their Aug. 19 meeting. “Tracey is the one responsible for building the China police department,” Town Manager Dennis Heath said…

Windsor officials discuss ways to save money to help pay for diesel fuel tank

WINDSOR — At the August 6 Windsor selectmen’s meeting, board members and Public Works Supervisor Keith Hall discussed ways to save money in order to help pay for the planned new diesel fuel tank…

Become a member! An open letter to our readers

Did you know The Town Line now offers free classified ads for local nonprofits looking for volunteers? It’s all part of The Town Line’s mission to be a positive force in our community and bring together the rural towns of central Maine by promoting better communication and public dialogue…

Windsor Fair 2019 “Schedule of Events”

WINDSOR — Full schedule of events and listing of entertainment headliners for the 2019 Windsor Fair!…

Take our weekly survey!

In your opinion, should Main and Front streets, in Waterville, be converted to two-way traffic each?

LAST WEEK: Do you agree with Maine going to a presidential primary as opposed to the traditional caucuses to elect delegates to the national conventions?
Yes: 73.2% (52) – No: 26.8% (19) – 71 respondents

“Humanity Insanity” unleashed at Community Center

PALERMO — This movie addresses the throwaway society. There are many solutions to this problem, and each one of us can do just one thing to make a difference. Come and see how on Friday, August 30, and join in on the potluck dinner at 6 p.m., at the Palermo Community Center…

Bike Maine Needs Volunteers Sept. 8

PALERMO — Chef Ron Adams is looking for volunteers to help cook and serve lunch at the Palermo School, on Route 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is a benefit to improve biking and walking conditions in Maine…

Andrea Nemitz named communications and marketing director

ELLSWORTH — Andrea Nemitz has been promoted to communications and marketing director at the Maine Community Foundation. She joined the foundation’s staff in 2013 after a 34-year journalism career…

Charlie & Son raises $2,200 for Children’s Miracle Network

SKOWHEGAN — Huard’s Martial Arts student Brody Robbins, 9, of Skowhegan, raised a total of $2,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network this August (photo)…

PAL football camp held in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Young football players are getting instructions from several Lawrence High School team members and Bulldogs’ coach John Hersom during the PAL Football Camp held on July 29-31 (photo)…

Dow poster contest winner

WINSLOW — Logan Dow, a fourth grade student at Winslow Elementary School, won the poster contest entitled “Reading and Me,” sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers Waterville Area…

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…

Adam Folsom soars to the rank of Eagle Scout

SKOWHEGAN — Adam Folsom, son of Todd and Janine Folsom, of Skowhegan, attained the rank of Eagle Scout on March 27, 2019. His Court of Honor ceremony was held at the Madison VFW on Saturday, June 22, where he received his Eagle Scout award…

BBBS introduces new board member

CENTRAL ME — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is pleased to welcome Sarah Peabody as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Peabody is a Vice President at Bank of America, where she has worked for more than 24 years, currently serving as a Strategies Analyst…

SCHOOL NEWS

Erskine Bus Schedule – Fall 2019

Erskine fall bus schedules for Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson and Palermo…

Give Us Your Best Shot!

Birds, birds, birds! The best recent photos from our readers!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AUGUSTA — BUS TRIP TO QUEBEC, ST. ANNE’S and Notre-Dame-duCap (Our Lady of the Cape) at Trois Rivieres, Quebec, sponsored by Cushnoc Seniors, in Augusta, Tues., Sept. 3 – Thurs., Sept. 5… (….and many other local events!)

Obituaries

VASSALBORO – Tucker Robert Giguere, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at home following a three-month fight with an unknown illness. Tucker was born May 9, 2019, in Augusta, infant son of Samantha Tobey and Zachary Giguere… and remembering 4 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 anyone seen a monarch butterfly this summer? I certainly haven’t. They are a magnificent-looking butterfly, all dressed in the bright orange and black colors. However, their numbers have come under a lot of stress in the last couple of decades…

AARP OUTREACH

by Japhet Els | I want to introduce myself. My name is Japhet (or Jay) Els and I am the AARP Maine Community Outreach Director. Part of my job is to organize the 50+ communities throughout mid-Northern Maine. It’s always a pleasure to meet our members, their friends and their families where they are, in their own hometown…

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

by Dan Beaulieu | One of the great marketing and branding moves you can do to make yourself noticed and remembered is to have something that people remember you for. Something about you and your company that makes you distinctive. A symbol, or a service, that is distinctly yours…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was an unwavering supporter of the Italian Risorgimento, the unification of the Italian states lasting from 1815-1871 and becoming the country now known as Modern Italy…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Did you know that our appliances have secrets? Yes, they do. I am sharing the information from Reader’s Digest, by Marissa Laliberte (July/August ’19)…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Friday, September 13, Lorna and Carlton Russell, from Stockton Springs, will perform an organ concert at 6 p.m., at the Solon Congregational Church. The organ is believed to be the oldest pipe organ of its kind in New England…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—Most people can’t go a day without a cup of coffee or checking their e-mail. But with the demands of everyday life it’s not surprising that about 50 percent of patients sometimes fail to take their daily medications as prescribed…