Week of May 16, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Fairfield author releases Dystopian novel series

My brother has been busy writing over the past couple of years and has released his book series. Michael W. Huard’s new Sci-Fi & Fantasy series, which includes three full books; Land of the Free, Hope Bringers, and Freedom, takes the reader into the far future, the 31st century, and it’s not a pretty one… by Mark Huard.

Your Local News

Selectmen, fire chiefs engage in heated debate over town funding

CHINA — China selectmen and fire chiefs went another round in their months-long disagreement at the May 13 selectmen’s meeting, with considerable shouting, many contradictions, some assigning of blame and eventually a partial clarification of positions, but no resolution…

Comprehensive plan meeting at Erskine

CHINA — The workshop, titled China’s 2040 Vision, will cover major topics to include water quality of China Lake and Three Mile Pond, housing, land use development and developing a 10-year vision on Saturday, May 18, at Erskine Academy cafeteria, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m….

Planners approve three applications

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro Planning Board members unanimously approved all three applications on their May 7 agenda, attaching a condition to one…

Selectmen discuss repairing roads, electronic waste

WINDSOR — On Tuesday, April 30, the Windsor’s Selectmen meeting addressed damaged roads, truck repairs and options for proper E-waste recycling…

Take our weekly survey!

Should the U.S. impose tariffs on certain Chinese products?

LAST WEEK: Should Maine schools be required to keep the anti-overdose medication naloxone available?
Yes: 36.7% (33) – No: 63.3% (57) – 90 respondents

Donations top 700 lbs. to Jefferson Food Pantry

JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry received more than 700 pounds of non-perishable food from area residents who donated through the US Postal Service Food Drive this past Saturday…

Cal Ripken baseball opener

WATERVILLE — It was opening day for Cal Ripken baseball at Purnell Wrigley Field, in Waterville, on May 4, as Ken Walsh and Fran Purnell greet the players (photos)…

Garand joins local BHBT team

CHINA — Sally Garand has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Community Banking Relationship Manager, working from the Bank’s office at 386 Route 3, in South China…

Following the path of foster care youth program

CENTRAL ME — As the JMG College Success Specialist at Kennebec Valley Community College, it has been an honor to witness, firsthand, the incredible academic journey of Jillian Cadman and Sergei Bing…

Memorial Day parades in central Maine

Information for parades in Madison, Skowhegan and Waterville. Is your town planning a Memorial Day parade? Please notify us so you can be included in our Memorial Day parade directory, email townline@fairpoint.net.

Town Meeting schedule for 2019

Check here to see when your town has scheduled their 2019 town meeting. Current listings for Windsor. To have your town listed, send an email to townline@fairpoint.net.

School News

Pelletier named NESCAC softball pitcher of the week

SIDNEY — Bates College junior Kirsten Pelletier won NESCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week honors recently from the New England Small College Athletic Conference, after propelling the Bobcats to a 4-0 week, including a three-game series sweep of rival Colby…

Local students named to Colby-Sawyer College dean’s list

SIDNEY/OAKLAND — Colby-Sawyer College, in New London, New Hampshire, recognizes 234 students for outstanding academic achievement during the 2019 spring semester, has announced honor parts for the Class of 2019 at Carrabec High School…

Carrabec High School announces honor parts

ANSON — Timothy Richards, Principal, has announced honor parts for the Class of 2019 at Carrabec High School…

Enjoying football/cheerleading dance

WINSLOW — Enjoying the first Winslow Youth Football and Cheerleading dance are Lindsay, Jaynee, Jacoby, and Jared Bragdon (photo)…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SENIOR SERVICES FAIR, Wed., May 22, noon – 3 p.m., St. Bridget Community Center. There will be 23 organizations present to assist in senior services. There will be door prizes…

Obituaries

­WINSLOW – Harry E. Phillips, 89, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec­em­ber 11, 1929, in South Hamp­ton Township, New Jersey, the son of Alonzo F. And Dorothy M. (Wells) Phillips… and remembering 3 others…

Common Ground – Round 5: Win a $10 gift certificate!

DEADLINE: Friday, June 20, 2019

Identify the people in these three photos, and tell us what they have in common. You could win a $10 gift certificate to Retail Therapy boutique, 11 KMD Plaza, Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville, next to the Dairy Queen!* Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net or through our Contact page.

You may also mail your answer to The Town Line, PO Box 89, South China, ME 04358. (To be eligible for the drawing, you must email or snail mail your answer to us.)

* Should there be more than one correct answer, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner.

Previous winner: Diana Gardner, Windsor

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | It’s the time of year when you start to hear horror stories about deer ticks. I have already heard more than I really want to this early…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Last week, I listened to a live link , via computer, from the Bucharest, Romania, Radio Hall; it is one of two major venues in that city to see classical music concerts, the other being the Atheneum…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Tonight, I am going to pass on some ‘different answers’ of questions you may not even know to ask yet. Use of coconut oil is all new to me. It had never been in my house, say nothing about my kitchen. But…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club met on Saturday, May 11, with President Cooper Dellarma presiding. Cooper Dellarma gave his demonstration on making butter at Bingham Grange on April 27…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—One of the best and most effective ways to benefit from nonpsychoactive, THC-free CBD is to use it on the largest organ of your body: your skin…