Week of November 15, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thurs., Nov. 22, next week’s issue will be distributed on Wed., Nov. 21.

Veterans Day observed locally

Members of the Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, and Forrest J. Pare VFW Post #1285, in Waterville, joined together on Sunday November 11, for a special Veterans Day ceremony at Castonguay Square, in downtown Waterville, in front of city hall (Photo by Central Maine Photography)…

Your Local News

Furlong gets budget position; Wilkens to planning board

CHINA — Jeffery Furlong will fill the at-large position on the budget committee, while James Wilkens has been elected to the at-large seat on the planning board…

Old items, new one, on selectmen’s agenda

VASSALBORO — The continuing items are options for emergency-services, dispatching the possibility of the town acquiring or leasing the Riverside Fire Station, the police chief’s job description, and information on the pros and cons of converting to LED streetlights…

New Leos inducted at Erskine Academy

CHINA — Seventeen new Leos from Erskine Academy, in South China, were inducted Thursday, October 11, at the Whitefield Lions Club in Coopers Mills…

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Vassalboro’s Jobs for Maine Graduates does it again!

VASSALBORO — The JMG Program in Vassalboro, under the direction of Victor Esposito, continues to support the Vassalboro community…

Skowhegan girl sings anthem at bridge dedication

SOMERSET — Evelyn LaCroix, 11, of Skowhegan, was invited to sing the national anthem, on October 7, at the bridge dedication in honor of Somerset County deputy sheriff Cpl. Eugene Cole…

Waterville’s Earl Smith publishes new book

WATERVILLE — Earl H. Smith, Dean Emeritus, Colby College, publishes Water Village – The Story of Waterville, Maine in partnership with Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce…

Grappling tourney held as veterans’ tribute

WINSLOW — Winners in the age 6 and under Sumo wrestling division were Jacobi Peasley, 6, of Benton, and Jackson Jandreau-Hanson, 6, of Clinton…

Mid-Maine Dolphins make a splash!

WATERVILLE — Bolstered by new coaches filled with passion and high hopes, the Alfond Youth Center’s Mid-Maine Dolphins Swim Club flew off the starting blocks and into the water…

Municipal Tax Information

Find out when local taxes are due for China, Vassalboro, Windsor & Winslow.

School News

Pittston 8th grader chosen STAR student at Maine Connections Academy

PITTSTON — Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first virtual public charter school, has selected Caleb Cosand, an eighth grader from Pittston, as its October STAR Student of the month…

PAL football senior division champs

CLINTON — Members of the Clinton Lions, Fairfield PAL senior division, went undefeated with a 10-0 record to claim the division title (photo)…

2018 Winslow girls U13 travel soccer team

WINSLOW — Members of the Winslow Girls U13 travel soccer team (photo)…

2018 Winslow boys U13 travel soccer team

WINSLOW — Members of the Winslow boys U13 travel soccer team (photo)…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AUGUSTA — Two local authors, Paul Betit, left, and Earl H. Smith, will speak about their books and the writing process on Sat., Nov. 17, at the Viles House, 71 Stone St. Smith will speak from 9 – 10 a.m. and Betit from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m., including time for questions and answers…

Obituaries – Week of November 15, 2018

VASSALBORO – Beryl M. Glidden, 88, of Cross Hill Road, died peacefully Thursday, November 8, 2018, at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Windsor, Maine on February 27, 1930, the daughter of John C. Tibbetts and Harriet C. (Greeley) Tibbetts… and remembering 12 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | The reason the show caught my attention was the way they were going about hunting. I remember the days when I was an avid hunter, we used to have our favorite spots, get out early in the morning on a full stomach, brave the weather conditions and have great expectations for the outcome at the end of the hunt…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Vastly underrated during his lifetime, Jim Thompson (1906-1977) wrote over 30 novels mainly set in the “golden triangle” of Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma during the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | The First Quarter Honor Roll at Solon Elementary School is as follows…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | I have had some requests for an example of my fairy family of stories. This one I had some help with, my niece Haliegh, stepped up to the imagination challenge. I hope you enjoy the little trip into your imagination with Haliegh and me…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — The next time you need to wipe up a spill, health expert Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of Arizona, aka “Dr. Germ,” warns: don’t always reach for a sponge or dishcloth…

Kitchen Contamination: How To Keep Your Family Safe