Week of May 9, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Theresa Gagne celebrates 100th birthday with family

Irma Richard and Andrew Wilson gave birth to their daughter Theresa on April 18, 1919, in Brunswick. Theresa was one of 11 children. She and her sister, Yvette Griffin, age 98, are the only two remaining. Theresa continued to live in Brunswick until moving to Waterville when she married the love of her life, Emile Gagne, on October 3, 1942. Emile and Theresa have three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren…

Your Local News

Manager shares info about proposed waterfront land buy

CHINA — China Town Manager Dennis Heath shared information about the proposed waterfront land purchase with TIF Committee members. The manager envisions a park with a swimming area and boat landing, well separated for safety, adjoining the Four Seasons beach…

Superintendent satisfied with China schools condition

CHINA — RSU #18 Superintendent Carl Gartley is satisfied with conditions in China schools and the RSU as a whole. Voters from the five RSU towns will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Performing Arts Center at Messalonskee High School to vote on the budget…

Selectmen sign proclamation for Municipal Clerks’ Week

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro selectmen have signed a proclamation marking the week of May 5 through May 11 as Municipal Clerks Week, recognizing the work of town clerks and their deputies…

Selectmen sign warrant for June 3, 11 town meeting

VASSALBORO — At their May 2 meeting, Vassalboro selectmen signed the warrant for the June 3 and June 11 town meeting and discussed a proposal it includes asking voters to spend $1,000 to improve Soldiers Memorial Park in East Vassalboro…

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…

Memorial Day parades

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.

China food pantry receives donation

CHINA — Melissa Goude and Krystina Foote, with daughter Paisley, present a check for $228.89 to the China Community Food Pantry from the Trademark Federal Credit Union (photo)…

Maine-ly Harmony installs new officers

CENTRAL ME — Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus recently installed its 2019-2020 officers…

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 Neil Farrington (RSU 18 schoolboard member) — If we fail our mission to direct these young people to a bright beautiful future, then our social workers and/or drug councilors will follow them into their adult lives. Paying a little more now for extra support needed for success will be well worth the investment…

Take our weekly survey!

Should Maine schools be required to keep the anti-overdose medication naloxone available?

LAST WEEK: Should Maine legalize sports betting?
Yes: 33.8% (22) – No: 66.1% (43) – 65 respondents

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AUGUSTA ANNUAL BOOK SALE, Kennebec Historical Society, Sat., May 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at headquarters, 107 Winthrop St. Starting at 1 p.m., all books will be reduced to $1 a bag. FMI: 622-7718…

Obituaries

CHINA – On April 22, 2019, Shirley M. Williams, 69, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019, at her home in China, following a heroic fight with cancer. Shirley was born on February 12, 1950, to Frances and Leslie Martin, in Gardiner… and remembering 8 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | While on my way to work this week, I saw no less than five dead porcupines on the side of the road. The thought then came into my mind: Porcupines, nuisance or ecological necessity?…

THE MONEY MINUTE

by Jac M. Arbour | Work harder. Work smarter. Give it your all. Think outside the box. Be original. Never give up. Have you ever received any such advice?…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | A poem very suited for Mothers Day from Elijah Parish Lovejoy taken from the 1854 Native Poets from Maine anthology…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | I remember years ago something being said about “When the jackets come off in the spring the bellies start showing,” the pregnant bellies. Since it is about that time of year, it seems appropriate to share some smiles with you…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | More news from Solon Elementary School: Students named as Most Improved Students…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—American healthcare, renowned for pioneering new technology to save lives, has all but ignored one of the most costly and deadly Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs), which the federal government defines as preventable patient injuries…