Week of August 9, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

“Shine-on Oakland Day” benefits food pantry

Oakland’s first “ShineOn Oakland Day” July 28 collected over 150 boxes of cereal, bringing awareness to child food insecurity and feeding local families who receive support through the Oakland Food Pantry. The ShineOnCass Foundation partnered with the Town of Oakland’s summer festival “Oakfest” which featured three days of community events …

Groundbreaking for new South China Library

Aiden Pettengill, Librarian Cheryl Baker, Ian Maxwell and Xavier Colfer perform a ceremonial groundbreaking on August 6 at the new location for the South China Library…

Your Local News

Selectmen approve new schedule at transfer station

CHINA — Starting this fall, the China transfer station will be open five days a week, from Tuesday through Saturday, instead of the current four days…Residents used the public comment period to ask about new Town Manager Dennis Heath, in light of a weekend Central Maine newspapers article…

China Lake Association holds annual meeting

CHINA — The China Lake Association held its annual summer meeting on Saturday, July 28, at the China Primary School, which included an excellent presentation by Dr. Whitney King, of Colby College. More than 70 people attended…

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

PALERMO — In response to a recent editorial by John Glowa I felt compelled to reinforce to our community the fact-based research and data that support the concern by the Sheepscot Lake Association as well as many local residents regarding the opening of Sheepscot Dam and the waterway…

PAGES in TIME

PALERMO — In the Spring of 1862 church bells rang out over the land, as President Lincoln called for volunteers. In Palermo, Maine, Erastus Foote Nelson was hoeing potatoes. He stuck his hoe in the row he was hoeing and walked to the Branch. When he returned home he told his wife, “Eliza, war has been declared. I have enlisted and am to go to Augusta tomorrow”…

Lake Association Meetings

SHEEPSCOT LAKE
Wed., July 25, 7 p.m.
Palermo Town Library

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School News

UNH dean’s list for the Spring Semester

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, New Hampshire, for the spring 2018 semester…

Give Us Your Best Shot!

The best recent photos from our readers!

Obituaries – Week of August 9, 2018

CHINA – Virginia B. Starkey died Saturday, August 4, 2018, from complications of Vascular Dementia. She was born February 17, 1934, in Beverly, Massachusetts, to Edward A. and Bertha M. (Frost) Hearn…. and remembering 12 others…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PALERMO: The Palermo Community Library will host Charles Rotmil, a survivor of the Holocaust as a hidden child, on Thurs., Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. He and his brother, Bernard, were the only survivors of their family. He is a speaker for the Holocaust and Rights Center of Maine, located at the University of Maine at Augusta, and has spoken to thousands of Maine students and teachers…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | A friend of mine was asked by an acquaintance if she recognized a certain bug she found hanging around the garden, and boring holes in the yard. My friend suggested the person send the photo to me for identification. With the help of my insider at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, a wildlife biologist with the wildlife research assessment section, it was identified…

ERIC’S TECH TALK

by Eric W. Austin | The FBI has released two criminal indictments describing the Russian hacking and influence operations during the 2016 election. The picture they paint is incredibly detailed and deeply disturbing. In this article, I’ll describe exactly what the FBI discovered and explain why we still have reason to worry…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates |  Beethoven’s 5 Piano Concertos were a very significant body of work because they both consolidated the best of what the composer learned from his predecessors- Haydn, Mozart etc. – and broke new ground on the expansion of the piano’s technical possibilities and musical depths…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | The annual Solon Alumni reunion was held on July 21 with 46 alumni and guests present. The class of 1968 celebrated its 50th reunion with eight members present. Kathy Adams Swett, Diane Oliver Poulin, James Bubar, Brenda Whitney Padham, Brian Whitney, Betty Heald Price, Diane Hall Lamb and David Rogers…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | As you may be aware, children in Maine are soon heading back into classrooms across the state, and so am I. After the kid’s book I just read I believe I am possibly looking forward to the first days more than our children. This is my book report…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—On the battlefield, one of the greatest tragedies is “friendly fire,” and the military does everything in its power to avoid these incidents through rigorous training, constant communication, and a deadly serious focus on the safe use of weapons. All Americans would be wise to look to our military professionals as an example of how to solve the tragedy of “family fire” in this country…

Ending The Tragedy Of ‘Family Fire’