Week of July 12, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Local residents in the news

Palermo woman receives award

Barbara Clorite-Ventura, a volunteer at the Palermo Community Library, was recently recognized at the Library’s 16th annual meeting for her dedication in correcting the value of the library’s collection by adding the price of items that had not been previously recorded […]

Gifted Sisters

Sisters Josette and Lydia Gilman were each recipients of $250 in talent scholarship money from the Alfond Youth Center (AYC). For the past three years, the AYC in Waterville has been hosting its talent show at the Page Com­mons on the Colby College campus […]

Centenarian competes in golf tourney

On June 23, the Masonic Central Lodge #45, of China, hosted its annual golf tournament at the Cedar Springs Golf Course, in Albion. Joseph Y. Strohman, who turned 100 years old in January, was one of the golfers who golfed 18 holes that day […]

Your Local News

Residents learn about sewer expansion project

VASSALBORO — The goal is to connect Vassalboro’s sewer system to Winslow’s and thence to the regional treatment plant in Waterville. Work includes installing new sewer pipes along Route 32 from East Vassalboro to Winslow and major changes at the existing treatment facilities in Vassalboro […]

Road work scheduled in China

CHINA — Two road projects are scheduled for work this summer in China. A large culvert will be replaced on Rte. 3 between Rockwood Drive and Fieldstone Quikstop, in South China. The contractor will be F. C. Work & Son, Inc., of Jackson […]

Bridge contract awarded to local contractor

CHINA —  China selectmen unanimously awarded the bid to replace the causeway bridge at the head of China Lake’s east basin to the low – and local – bidder, Jason Tyler’s Comprehensive Land Technologies, Inc., of South China […]

Robbery at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

CHINA —  On Thursday, July 5, about 2:30 p.m., a man entered the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in South China and demanded money. The suspect is described by police as a white male, about 5 feet 3 inches in height, of slim build, with dark hair and dark eyebrows […]

China throws retirement party for town manager

CHINA —  On June 30, a crowd of grateful citizens, from the town of China and surrounding areas, gathered in the portable building behind the town office to wish luck to Dan L’Heureux as he enters retirement after more than 22 years of service as China’s town manager […]

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Central Maine celebrates July 4th at Clinton festivities

CLINTON —  Alex and Wyatt Fotter pass out American flags at the July 4 parade, in Clinton, during the three-day Great American Celebration […]

It’s time to order the peaches

PALERMO —  It’s time to order freshly-picked, tree ripened peaches once again! The Living Communities Foundation is offering large, freestone peaches from northern New Jersey that will be delivered to the Palermo Community Center on August 10th and 17th only […]

Habitat for Humanity ramps up community center

PALERMO —  Habitat for Humanity usually helps families build homes, but in a pilot project begun last fall, Meg Klingelhofer got permission from the Waldo County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors to try out a project that would benefit the entire community […]

LakeSmart on China Lake now ready for inspections

CHINA — The China LakeSmart volunteers have already started the 2018 season by visiting lakefront property owners who have requested a visit. We hope you will join our effort to protect China Lake from the effects of harmful storm water runoff […]

Loon warning banners available

PALERMO — Each year we celebrate the return of the loons to Sheepscot Lake.  The Sheepscot loon population has rebounded over the years and with continued protection should continue to flourish. It is important that we all be alert to our loons especially during nesting season, which is currently underway […]

Winslow Police announce promotions, new appointments

WINSLOW — The Winslow Police Department recently announced promotions and new additions […]

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School News

Robertson named to dean’s list at Quinnipiac

Emma Robertson, of South China, was recently named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2018 semester at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Connecticut.

Give Us Your Best Shot!

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PALERMO TREASURE HUNTING AT HILL GARDENS, Rte. 3, Sat., July 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A yard sale as diverse as the chorus members who contribute items for the annual fundraiser for Maine-ly Harmony a cappella barbershop chorus […]

Obituaries – week of July 12, 2018

CLINTON – Carleen Miller, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at home. She was born December 4, 1936, in Winslow, the daughter of Herman Bragg and Pauline Prentiss Thompson… and remembering 5 others…

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | This week I’m going to give up this space to a subject of very much interest. It came across my desk last week, written by Alan G. Button, and it is something that I think I should share with you […]


by Peter Cates |  This biography has a special fascination because Alex and I were good friends during the early ‘80s – Alex being the late Scottish conductor, Sir Alexander Gibson, whose 25 years as music director of both the Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Opera brought him international fame […]


by Debbie Walker | Bobby pins! I remember them. They were at one time used to make pin-curls and French Twist hairdos. These days I occasionally use them to hold a wig in place. Uses for them now […]

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Even though school is over for the summer, I am going to write about an interesting event that happened at Solon Elementary School. This news was sent to me awhile ago, and my column wasn’t in the paper one week […]


With news heating up as Hawaii’s governor signs a bill into law banning chemical sunscreens, consumers are starting to question how safe their sunscreen really is. Their concern is warranted as research has shown that the same chemical sunscreen—some of the most popular brands—that is killing our oceans’ reefs, has been found to harm the human body […]

Is Your Sunscreen Harming The Reefs and Your Health?