Week of July 19, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Unity College graduates six deputy game wardens

Four are from area towns Troy, Unity, Frankfort & Windsor

For any student interested in becoming a Maine State Game Warden, there’s no better way to prepare than by landing a summer position as a Deputy Game Warden. This year, all six Deputy Game Warden summer positions were filled by Unity College Conservation Law Enforcement students […]

Your Local News

Public hearing planned for Brock Trailer Park

VASSALBORO — After another discussion with Codes Officer Richard Dolby at their July 12 meeting, Vassalboro selectmen have scheduled an August 23 public hearing on Brock’s trailer park off Webber Pond Road. The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. in the town office […]

Invasive plant patrol workshop on China Lake

CHINA — China Lake Association has announced it will be hosting an Invasive Plant Paddle this year on China Lake. The Four Seasons Club has offered us the use of their facilities for this event. The training will be taught by members from Lake Stewards of Maine formally know as Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program […]

Planning board approves five applications

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro Planning Board members approved all five applications on their July 10 agenda, including the Vassalboro Sanitary District’s plan for connecting Vassalboro’s sewer systems to Winslow’s and a new four-lot subdivision on Hussey Hill Road […]

Update on Sheepscot Lake dam opening

PALERMO — In March of this year, the residents of Palermo won a major battle in the opposition to LD922, the legislative bill mandating the opening of the Sheepscot Dam to Alewives, and other migrating fishes which would have had a negative impact on the health of the lake […]

Sheepscot Lake annual meeting scheduled

teens sailing on Sheepscot Lake

PALERMO — The Sheepscot Lake Association annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., at the Palermo Library on Route 3. The guest speaker will be Dennis Brown (NOTE: CORRECTED DATE) […]

Oakland alumni to hold 98th reunion

OAKLAND — Fellow alumni for the 98th year of the Oakland Alumni to celebrate on August 11, at the Waterville Elks Club […]

Palermo Scout earns Eagle status

PALERMO — On June 16, Troop #479 honored an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held for Palermo resident Tucker Davis Leonard at the China Baptist Church. Family, friends and Scouts attended the ceremony marking the advancement of this young man to the highest rank in Boy Scouts […]

Square dancers in New Hampshire

East Hill Farms, in Troy, New Hampshire, was the venue for a weekend of advanced level square dancing for dancers from several New England states and three Canadian provinces … Dancers from our area who were present were […]

Ride the bus with us to Bible school

PALERMO — Is there anything free anymore? Palermo Christian Church members, looking for an alternative to VBS and summer activities, touched upon the idea of partnering with Fair Haven Camps to provide free day camp to the youth in Palermo and adjacent communities […]

Waterville hosts regional Cal Ripken tourney

WATERVILLE — The New England Regional Cal Ripken 12U baseball tournament was held at Purnell Wrigley Field, in Waterville, last weekend […]

Local martial arts students claim title belts

WINSLOW — Huard’s Martial Arts students Skye Pollis and Ely Yang won prestigious Grand Champion Title Belts at the Black Fly Kids Brazilian Jiu jitsu championships, in Rangeley, held on June 23 […]

Fishy Photo: Nice trout caught at “hush-hush” pond

VASSALBORO — Kayden Painchaud, 11, of Vassalboro, shows off a 24-inch brown trout he caught on July 14, at a pond he did not want to reveal […]

Lake Association Meetings

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

Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m.
China Primary School

Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m.
Vassalboro Community School

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School News

Palermo School third trimester honor roll 2018

PALERMO — The following students achieved honors or high honors at Palermo School […]

Rivard completes degree at Wichita State University

Students recently completed degrees at Wichita State University, in Wichita, Kansas. Among them was Aaren Rivard, of South China, who graduated with a Master of Music, Music-Opera Performance degree […]

Local students named to spring dean’s list at Stonehill College

Colleen O’Donnell, of Waterville, and Jacob Smith, of Sidney, have been named to the Spring 2018 dean’s list at Stonehill College, in Easton, Massachusetts […]

Bethany Hartley graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology

Bethany Hartley, of Whitefield, graduated from RIT with a BS in mechanical engineering technology, in Rochester, New York […]

Sarah Smith graduates from Gettysburg College

Sarah Smith, of Whitefield, graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Gettysburg College on May 20, 2018, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Adam Barre named to dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland

Adam Barre, a member of the class of 2020, from Waterville, has been named to the spring dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland, in Baltimore, Maryland.


DAMARISCOTTA — Sat., July 21, 10 – 11 a.m., Victory 2018 Campaign Office, 521 Main St. This week: Natasha Irving, of Waldoboro, candidate for DA, Prosecutorial District 6: Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo counties. Free to the public […]

Obituaries – week of July 19, 2018

UNITY – Alice Bailey Lester, 87, of Unity, passed on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at home. She enjoyed good health, a loving family, wonderful friends and very special neighbors who were always there for her… and remembering 7 others…

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | Back in the June 21, 2018, issue of The Town Line, I showed a couple of photos of moths which I could not identify, and asked for help from our readership. The following week, I received an email from John V. Calhoun, Research Associate, at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, at the University of Florida, in Gainesville […]


by Peter Cates |  The Laserlight label began releasing very inexpensive cassettes and CDs during the late ‘80s and focussing mainly on classical music. Scandina­via, a musical grab bag centered on Norway, Sweden and Fin­land, contains the 2nd Peer Gynt Suite and two Elegiac Melodies […]

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Reunion Day for Solon graduates is Saturday, July 21, at the Solon Elementary School. 9:30 a.m., starts the registration and coffee hour with the business hour starting at 10:30 a.m. The auction will follow the business hour […]


by Debbie Walker | Have you ever heard of Switchel or Shrubs? I never had. I know what a switch is and a shrub but they were nothing like what you will be reading […]


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