Week of January 17, 2019

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Fundraiser planned for Jacob Seigars

To undergo leukemia treatment for second time

A spaghetti supper fundraiser, which will include 50/50 tickets and a silent auction, for Jacob Seigars, will take place on Saturday, February 2, between 4:30 and 7 p.m., at the Erskine Academy cafeteria, in South China, as he battles leukemia for the second time around…

Winslow teen wins preliminary round of video competition

Advances to national competition

Ely Yang, a 17-year-old senior at Winslow High School, also studying videography at Mid-Maine Technical Center in Waterville, has been selected by Kennebec Federal Savings as the winner of the preliminary round of the “Lights, Camera, Save!” video competition sponsored by the American Bankers Association…

Your Local News

Selectmen discuss public works, transfer station at length

CHINA — Much of the China selectmen’s Jan. 7 meeting was devoted to discussion of public works and the transfer station…

Manager presents proposed budget at meeting

CHINA — At a Jan. 11 meeting, China Town Manager Dennis Heath presented proposed municipal budget articles for the April 6 town business meeting…

Board denies reduced valuation to ReVision Energy

CHINA — On a 2-1 vote, the China Board of Assessment Review denied a request to reduce the valuation on ReVision Energy’s community solar farm at Three Level Farm on Route 32 North…

Vassalboro town manager new MMA president

VASSALBORO — Mary Sabins, town manager in Vassalboro, recently ascended to the position of president of the Maine Municipal Association’s Executive Committee. Christine Landes, city manager in Gardiner, is MMA’s new vice president…

BBBS recruiting new volunteers

CENTRAL ME — January is National Mentoring Month, and BBBS of Mid-Maine is celebrating its mentors and recruiting new volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters to over 100 children waiting to be matched…

Fairfield Cops Care For Kids Program experiences another great year

FAIRFIELD — Once again Fairfield Police Officers carry out their annual Cops Care For Kids, where they bring wrapped presents in their cruisers wearing Santa hats. This is a tradition started by Kingston Paul in 2006…

Whitefield Lions induct two members

WHITEFIELD — Two new members were inducted into the Whitefield Lions club at their regular meeting January 10. David, and Julie Rand, both of Jefferson, are sponsored by First Vice President Lion Donna Brooks…

WGN back

CENTRAL ME — Charter Communications announced that they have reached a fair agreement and appreciated subscribers’ support and patience…

Municipal Tax Information

Find out when local taxes are due for China, Vassalboro, Windsor & Winslow.

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Should the size of the border enforcement zone, where federal agents can stop vehicles without warrants, be shrunk from 100 miles to 25 miles?

School News

Erskine Academy first trimester honor roll

CHINA — Erskine Academy announces first trimester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year…

Champs

WINSLOW/SKOWHEGAN — Jolie Snipe, 10, of Winslow, and Adam Fitzgerald, 10, of Skowhegan, captured the 10-year-old sumo wrestling championships in November (photo)…

Wheaton College student Adrienne Lakey named to dean’s list

WINSLOW — Wheaton College student Adrienne Lakey, of Winslow, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester, in Wheaton, Illinois.

Mary Franks named to Castleton University dean’s list

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

Owen Concaugh named to dean’s list

OAKLAND — Owen Concaugh, class of 2021, from Oakland, was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

Common Ground: Win a $10 Gift Certificate!

Identify the men in these three photos, and tell us what they have in common. You could win a $10 gift certificate to Retail Therapy consignment boutique in Waterville! Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

VASSALBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY will hold a public program on Sunday, January 20, 2 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Museum, 327 Main St., East Vassalboro. All welcome to join as Stewart Corson spins a yarn or two. Sing-along with refreshments availble. Storm date, Sunday, January 27….

Obituaries

SOMERVILLE & LIBERTY – Richard C. “RCP the Great” Potter, 63, passed away on Wednes­day, January 2, 2019. He was born in Augusta on December 11, 1955, a son of Rich­ard L. and Ramona A. (Bessey) Potter… and remembering 14 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | It was filmed in 1996, and dramatizes the actual experiences of Bill Lishman, who, in 1986, started training geese to follow his ultralight and succeeded in leading their migration in 1993…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | This was one of a cassette/CD series under the same title of more than 60 volumes, sponsored by Rotella, a line of lubricating products for the heavy duty engines inside extremely large trucks…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Didn’t have room for all the Solon Elementary School news last week, so I’m finishing the Solon School News email I received…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | This week I came across a little article my mother had saved. After reading the little article that was authorized by “Voice for Health Odd Fellow Tape Pals”, I decided to share it with you all…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — People often think of the New Year as a time to set new goals for healthy eating and physical activity. But weight management requires ongoing effort, during the holidays and every day…

It’s Never Too Late To Achieve A Healthy Weight