Week of July 5, 2018

The Town Line office is currently closed for vacation

The Town Line newspaper’s office is closed this week for the staff’s semi-annual vacation. There will be an issue published on July 5, and distribution should be as usual. The office will re-open on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. The Town Line staff apologizes for any inconvenience.

Celebrating 30 years of local news

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in South 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. During the robbery, he wore a blue bandanna covering his lower face, Ray-Ban style sunglasses, and a black and white baseball cap with a red bill […]

Your Local News

China town manager retires after 22 years service

When Dan L’Heureux was hired at the start of 1996, the China Select Board had two primary goals for the new town manager. First, they were looking to foster more economic development in the town. Second, they wanted someone who could achieve a stable mil (tax) rate that could be maintained even during tough economic times. Based on just these two criteria, Dan’s tenure as town manager has been a huge success […]

Seventh annual Bikes for Books held at Windsor school

WINDSOR — On June 6, Windsor Elementary celebrated reading at its seventh annual Bikes for Books awards program. Bikes and helmets were awarded to twenty students at this assembly. Bikes for Books is a reading incentive program for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade […]


CHINA — Chicken BBQ, China Village Volunteer Fire Department, Sat., July 7, 11:30 a.m., at the Village Station, 30 Causeway Rd. Tables and chairs will be available on site or you may have takeout. FMI: call Sarah Batteese, 248-7244 […]

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | I remember as a young boy growing up and going to the “movies” at the old State Theater, on Silver St., in Waterville. It was the Saturday kids’ marathon. You would get to the theater at 10 a.m., and probably wouldn’t come out until dark. There were cartoons galore, news reels, several feature films, and even a commercial for popcorn in the lobby […]


by Debbie Walker | Magazines. I love them! In my world some are for reading, like “Reminisce” (I even had a little Christmas story in one issue.), “Good Old Days” and “Reader’s Digest.” There are more but I can’t think of them right now […]

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Received the following e-mail from the Solon School News: We want to extend our best wishes and good luck to our fifth grade students who will enter sixth grade at Carrabec Community School in the fall […]


High blood pressure is often silent—showing no signs or symptoms—but it’s not invisible. Survivors are speaking out to show the real impact of high blood pressure, and a new campaign from the Ad Council, American Heart Association and American Medical Association provides resources to help you and your doctor create a treatment plan that works for you […]

How To Stop A ‘Silent Killer’