Week of January 3, 2019

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Winslow police drive nets food for local school pantries

Over the last month and a half, the Winslow Police and Parks & Recreation Department have been collecting food donations for the Winslow School Department’s Food Pantry Program…

Vassalboro, Winslow: Before/After program receives gold recognition

5210 Let’s Go! awards bronze, silver and gold awards to programs that support and collaborate with them around healthy eating and increased physical activity…

Your Local News

Board not sure solar farm properly assessed

CHINA — Almost three hours of discussion with three lawyers and one assessor left China’s Board of Assessment Review members informed about assessing the value of a community solar farm, but not ready to make a decision on whether the one in China is assessed fairly…

Codes apprentice position to be re-advertised

CHINA — At a brief Dec. 21 meeting, China selectmen agreed unanimously to re-advertise the position of codes enforcement apprentice, offering more hours, to try to attract more candidates…

Selectmen need more info on emergency dispatching

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro selectmen spent the first third of their Dec. 20 meeting again discussing options and future costs for dispatching services for the town’s policeman, fire departments and first responders…

China Masons host celebration

CHINA — On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the China Masonic Lodge hosted its annual Christmas Celebration and fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Home Christmas Program…

Unity College professor earns Fulbright Scholarship for brown bear research in Slovenia

UNITY — Human-bear interactions can turn nasty very quickly, ranging from the more benign end of the spectrum where bears commandeer human food, agricultural crops, or livestock, to more harmful incidents where people get hurt…

Fight the Freeze campaign to help local children to stay warm

WATERVILLE — Kennebec Federal Savings’ second annual “Fight the Freeze” campaign is underway. If you would like to help less-fortunate Waterville-area children stay warm this winter, you are encouraged to donate new, children’s-sized gloves or mittens from now until January 9, 2019…

Kennebec Historical Society Holds Annual Victorian Tea

AUGUSTA — On Sunday, December 9, the Kennebec Historical Society’s Augusta headquarters was filled with holiday cheer as dozens of people enjoyed tea, baked goods, and live piano music…

Municipal Tax Information

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

School News

Erskine presents Renaissance awards

CHINA — On Friday, December 14, Erskine Academy students and staff attended a Renaissance Assembly to honor their peers with Renaissance Awards…

Winslow grades 4-6 cheering squad

CHINA — The Winslow Youth Football cheering squad, grades 4-6…

St. Michael School students distribute over 200 baskets to community members in need

AUGUSTA — Before settling into their seats for a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends, the eighth-grade class at St. Michael School, in Augusta, wanted to ensure that less fortunate people in their community would be able to enjoy the same experience…

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

GIBBS LIBRARY, will feature the photographs of Washington’s mushroomist David Spahr, from Thurs., Jan. 10, through Tues., March 5, at 40 Old Union Road….

Obituaries

CHINA – BENTON – Doris Diane Gardner, 86, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Doris was born on November 24, 1932, in Manchester, New Hamp­shire, the daughter of Napoleon and Helen Dupont Daigle… and remembering 8 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | While driving to work one morning before Christmas – one of those balmy days we had back then – I could smell the unmistakable odor of a nearby skunk. As a matter of fact, I smelled it two days in a row….

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | I have known about The Odd Couple since its release 50 years ago; that it’s very funny because Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were exceptionally gifted actors in comedy roles…

FINANCIAL MATTER$

by Jac M. Arbour | How many classes did you take in middle school or high school that taught you about money?…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Embden Community Center, regular events are Neighbor to Neighbor Thrift Shop/Lending library 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wed. and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fri. and Sat…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | By the time you read this Christmas will essentially be over, well except for the clean-up bit. So, as threatened (oops, promised) I am catching you up on January holidays just in case you aren’t holidayed-out yet…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — For 30 million Americans, diabetes is an everyday reality. Diabetes can affect every decision, including what they eat, wear and do. Yet the 24/7 management of diabetes is often misunderstood, carrying a social burden, as too many Americans wrongfully assume the disease is the result of poor choices…

Know The Facts: Five Biggest Myths About Diabetes