Week of August 23, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Community comes together to surpass fundraising goal

On August 19, more than 1,000 runners and walkers came together for a half marathon and a 5K in honor of Corporal Eugene Cole. Just four months ago Cpl.l Cole was slain in his line of duty as a Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy (more)

New Dimensions FCU 5th annual “Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show” raises money for cancer program

On Saturday, June 2, 134 participants showed up at Faith Evangelical Free Church, on Kennedy Memorial Drive, and entered their showcase cars into one of 23 offered classes (more)

Your Local News

New causeway bridge gets all local permits

CHINA — China Planning Board members have approved the necessary local permit for the new causeway bridge at the head of China Lake’s east basin…

Selectmen set tax rate at 15.8 mils, down by 0.1 mils

CHINA — China selectmen have set the 2018-19 tax rate at 15.8 mils ($15.80 for each $1,000 of valuation), a decrease of 0.1 mil (or 10 cents per $1,000) from the 2017-18 rate…

Webber Pond Association members tackle many subjects at annual meeting

Webber Pond

VASSALBORO — At their August 18 annual meeting, members of the Webber Pond Association heard about water levels and clarity, bacterial infections, increasing the alewife harvest, changing the annual meeting date, and finally, a presentation on ways to deal with the increased amount of weeds…

Palermo’s Branch Mills Grange hosts annual awards dinner

PALERMO — Palermo’s Branch Mills Grange #336 hosted its annual awards dinner on August 9. The grange presents two awards annually…

Windsor Fair 2018 schedule of events

WINDSOR — What’s going on at the Windsor Fair? Find out here!

Take our weekly survey!

Should people have gotten upset when Bolley’s Famous Franks, of Waterville, changed their French fries from crinkle to straight cut?

School News

Erskine Academy bus route schedule for 2018-19 school year

Students should be at their pick-up points 5-10 minutes before the stated pick-up times for the first few days of school. Bus fare is $10 per week. Parents of freshmen are advised to check the bus schedule at New Student Orientation…

Area students named to Colby College’s highly selective dean’s list

Area students were recently named to the highly selective dean’s list at Colby College, in Waterville, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year…

Local residents graduate from WPI

The following local students received bachlor’s degree at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts…

Students graduate from St. Lawrence University

Nearly 520 students received bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies held on May 20 in Canton, New York…

Browne named to dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University

More than 2,000 Coastal Carolina University students were named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2018 semester, in Conway, South Carolina…

Pelletier named to dean’s list

Kaitlynn Pelletier of Waterville, is one of nearly 700 Lebanon Valley College students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester, in Annville, Pennsylvania…

Springfield College recognizes dean’s list students

Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts, named the following local students to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2018 term…

Lakey performs in Wheaton College commencement celebration concert

Wheaton College student Adrienne Lakey, of Winslow, recently performed in the 2018 Commencement Celebration Concert. Lakey sang soprano I with the Women’s Chorale…

URI graduates local students

The following students from the area graduated from the University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, Rhode Island…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WATERVILLE: Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Torrez delivers the pitch that Bucky Dent hit over the Green Monster for a three-run home run to lead the New York Yankees over the Red Sox, 5-4, in a one-game playoff on Oct. 2, 1978. They will meet again on Wed., Sept. 5, from 5 – 8 p.m., at the Proper Pig, on Common St. They will have photos, sign autographs, tell stories and more….

Obituaries – Week of August 23, 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 11 others…

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of August 23, 2018

The best recent photos from our readers!

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | Cicadas are green bugs, usually one to two inches in length with prominent eyes set wide apart, short antennae and clear wings. They have an exceptionally loud song, produced not by stridulation (making shrill or chirping sounds by rubbing certain body parts together), but by vibrating drum-like tymbals rapidly…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates |  This week I am focusing on the recordings of the Violin Concerto of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), conceived in 1838 and completed and first performed by the composer’s concertmaster, Ferdinand David, of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, where Mendelssohn was music director from 1835 to 1847…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Here I sit once again at this computer, hoping against hope to find some news that I can share with all of you. But there is nothing… and so I’ll write a bit about what Lief and I have been doing…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | There are a lot of items now that it seems have multiple purposes. My question is “exactly how were these uses for items discovered?”…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

by Dr. Suneel K. Basra | As a foot and ankle surgeon, I often hear “It’s just a sprain, no big deal.” Sometimes, however, a sprain can be, or become, serious. Sprained ankles are painful and can temporarily limit a patient’s ability to walk normally, so accurate diagnosis and treatment are necessary for proper healing…

Why Won’t My Ankle Sprain Heal?