Week of May 2, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Winslow schools autism program still productive after 13 years

Winslow Elementary School has an Autism Program that services 16 students and has been in place at the Winslow Elementary School for 13 years. They do many social groups throughout the day to help students develop social skills including Lunch Social Groups, Play social groups, and end of day Circle of Friends…

China Food Pantry team walks in Augusta Feed Me 5K

On April 27, amidst the rain, the China team representing the Food Pantry volunteers, took part in the Feed Me 5K Walk to End Hunger, in Augusta. Each walker raised sponsorship donations which will be combined with fundraising efforts of the Maine State Credit Union and returned to that organization next spring. This year the China team raised $620…

Your Local News

Public hearing set for May 23 on June ballot questions

CHINA — China selectmen dealt with a miscellany of business at their April 29 meeting. The town manager said China’s 2019-2020 school budget might – he emphasized the uncertainty – increase by five percent. If it did, he said, the local tax rate would also have to increase…

Fortier presented with Scout Citizen Award

WINSLOW — Family, friends and Scouting volunteers gathered at the Winslow MacCrillis-Rousseau Veterans of Foreign Wars post on March 7 to pay tribute to John Fortier, of Belgrade, upon receiving the Scouting Citizen Award for 2019…

China scout achieves rank of Eagle Scout

CHINA — On March 28, Troop #479, of China, honored an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held for South China resident Nick Shelton, 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…

Laura Sullivan Wins Earth Day Basket

JEFFERSON — Laura Sullivan, of Jefferson, was delighted when she learned she had won the Living Communities Foundation’s Earth Day Basket Raffle. The contents of the basket were valued at over $300…

Putt 4 Cass slated for May 18

WATERVILLE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine will celebrate the life of Cassidy Charette by raising money and awareness for local youth mentoring programs at a mini golf fundraiser “Putt 4 Cass” on Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream & Mini Golf, in Waterville…

China’s Dylan Presby given prestigious male sportsmanship award at Newbury College

CHINA — China resident Dylan Presby has been presented with the prestigious male sportsmanship award at Newbury College, in Brookline, Massachusetts…

TRASH TALK: We should treat every day like Earth Day

CHINA/PALERMO — Mon. April 22 was “Earth Day.” In our towns we should treat every day as Earth Day to keep our roadsides and yards clean of litter as possible. If some of you would like to do a cleanup of your road please feel free to organize a group and let me know if you need some extra bags…

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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

from Marilyn Rogers-Bull (Solon) — A person who didn’t like my second letter that was printed here, wrote a letter saying, “Maine will never become a prosperous state because no matter what is proposed, there is too much NIMBYism”…

Take our weekly survey!

Should Maine legalize sports betting?

LAST WEEK: Should Maine enact a “red flag” law, authorizing police to seize weapons from a person deemed dangerous to himself or others?
Yes: 30.9% (71) – No: 69.1% (159) – 230 respondents

School News

Thompson inducted in Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

WATERVILLE — Katherine Thompson, of Waterville, was inducted into the Emmanuel College chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration, on Tuesday, March 26th…

Erskine Academy second trimester honor roll

CHINA — List of students who made Erskine Academy’s second trimester honor roll…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WATERVILLE: SATUR-PLAY, Saturday, May 4, will be Free Comic Book Day, at the Waterville Public Library, Elm St., with costumes and games. Come dressed as your favorite comic character…

Obituaries

SOUTH CHINA – Dennis B. Towle, 71, of Lakeview Drive, South China, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, in Auburn. Dennis was born on May 28, 1947, in Dover, New Hampshire. He was the son of John W Towle and Ruth L. (Smith) Towle… and remembering 5 others…

Common Ground – Round 4: Win a $10 gift certificate!

Identify the men in these three photos, and tell us what they have in common. You could win a $10 gift certificate to Retail Therapy boutique in Waterville, next to the Dairy Queen! Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net or visit our Contact page.

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | Did you know flying squirrels exist in Maine? Well, be it known that Maine is home to the northern flying squirrel. If you want to see a flying squirrel you will have to be an early riser, because the flying squirrel, unlike its cousins, is nocturnal…

THE MONEY MINUTE

by Jac M. Arbour | Which would you rather have … a million dollars today or the result of one penny doubling every day for the next 30 days? If you chose the penny, good for you! It would be worth about $1.3M on the 28th day and $5,368,709.12 on the 30th day….

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | A few weeks ago, I covered E.B. White. Today I have an opening paragraph from his April 1939 entry in One Man’s Meat…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Another new month coming our way. Let’s see what we have for special holidays to look forward to…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | I didn’t realize The Town Line paper went as far away as Portland. I think that is wonderful! Especially after I received the following very interesting e-mail from Betty Manter who lives there…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—For over a million families, farmers and business owners, seeing floodwaters receding may just be the beginning of their troubles—but it doesn’t have to be…