Week of October 11, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Square dancers hold summer outing

Pictured above are just a few of the Central Maine Square Dance Club members who attended this year’s club picnic. It was held on Sunday, July 29, at the summer cottage of Gary and Myra Chaloult, in Smithfield…

Your Local News

Relations among town departments seem to be running smoothly

VASSALBORO — The exception, perhaps a minor one, is a potential change in the services that dispatch emergency personnel…

Five questions, candidates on China’s November ballot

CHINA — China voters have on their Nov. 6 ballots five referendum questions and in annual local elections one contest and two vacancies…

National Fire Prevention week

WINSLOW — Jordynn Mann and Micah Waldie learn about the personal protective gear that firefighters wear in a fire environment with call firefighter and president of the Winslow Fire Association Nathaniel White. Winslow Fire & Rescue held their annual open house on Sept. 29, in preparation for National Fire Prevention week, Oct. 8 (photo)…

Local youth waiting for Big Brothers and Big Sisters

WATERVILLE — Briannah is among 25 youth facing adversity in Kennebec and Somerset counties currently waiting to be matched with positive, adult role models to serve as community-based mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine. About 60 percent of those waiting are young boys…

Unity Rotary Club taking fruit orders as fundraiser

UNITY – Ron and Jan Cropley, of the Unity Area Rotary Club, are working hard, along with the other members of the Unity Area Rotary Club, taking calls and messages for fruit orders…

Fundraiser planned in South China for Serenity Bunn

SOUTH CHINA – On Saturday, October 13, a fundraiser will be held to help with the care of a little girl named Serenity Bunn, affectionately known as “Blueberry,” from Windsor. At age two, Blueberry was diagnosed with stage 4 Refractory Neuroblastoma (updated with time & location)…

Municipal Tax Information

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Should CMP be allowed to construct electricity transmission lines through Maine with a Massachusetts destination?

ISO New England Voltage Reduction Fall Test Notice

As part of CMP’s federal compliance requirement we will be participating in the ISO New England system-wide voltage reduction test on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, The alternate test date is Thursday, October 18, 2018. This test will allow ISO New England to assess a Participant’s compliance with ISO New England Operating Procedure No. 13, Standards for Voltage Reduction and Load Shedding Capability.

The actual implementation of a 5% voltage reduction that is attainable within 10 minutes will be initiated at 10:00 A.M. and terminate at 10:30 A.M.

The actual implementation of a 5% voltage reduction requiring more than 10 minutes to implement will be initiated at 2:00 P.M. and terminate at 2:30 P.M.

School News

Lawrence boys soccer team shows support during National Breast Cancer Awareness month

FAIRFIELD — The Lawrence High School boys soccer team took to the fields this week wearing pink and black jerseys to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October (photo)…

Central Maine Photography-sponsored Fairfield PAL soccer team

FAIRFIELD – The Central Maine Photography-sponsored Fairfield PAL youth soccer team members…

Kaitlynn Pelletier graduates from Lebanon Valley College

WATERVILLE — Kaitlynn Pelletier, of Waterville, was among nearly 500 students who received degrees as part of Lebanon Valley College’s 149th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13, in Annville, Pennsylvania…

Beverage enrolls at Eastern Connecticut

SOMERVILLE — Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, Connecticut, recently released its list of newly-enrolled students for the fall 2018 semester. Blake Beverage of Somerville, is attending Eastern this fall. Beverage’s major is biology…

Delaney Curran wins UVM George M. Happ award for biology

SKOWHEGAN — The University of Vermont Biology Department, in Burlington, Vermont, presented Delaney Curran, of Skowhegan, with the George M. Happ Award during the May 18 College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony…

Anne Guadalupi named to Assumption College spring 2018 dean’s list

AUGUSTA — Assumption College, in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced that Anne Guadalupi, of Augusta, is one of 590 students named to the College’s prestigious undergraduate Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. Guadalupi is a member of the Class of 2021…

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

I am writing this to give my opinion based mostly on hearsay. However, when there is a lot of hum there is usually a hive. Lately the Veterans Administration has undergone a lot of trauma. I would like to share a little of that in hopes for feedback…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PALERMO – The Sheepscot Lake Fish and Game Club meets the second Friday of each month. Potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting. Guests welcome….

Obituaries – Week of October 11, 2018

WINSLOW – Rianne “Bonney” Andrews, 35, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 24, 2018, in Benton. She was born on July 27, 1983, the youngest daughter of the late Farrell Mark Bonney and Judith A. “Farnum” Smith, in Waterville… and remembering 5 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | Over the 30 years my wife and I have had our camp, we had only sporadic sightings of mice inside the building. The last two years have seen a population explosion…

Gary KennedyROTARY CLUB NEWS

by Gary Kennedy | Once again we are looking for good books, especially for educational projects in the Third World. There are so many thirsty minds with educational needs in the world. I have been doing schools and libraries for so long now that I am able to see results. An educated world is a more peaceful world…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | This program featuring naval intelligence stories is one that keeps on giving. I am convinced some viewers watch it for the facial expressions of Mark Harmon alone. The balance of humor and suspense is another factor…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Leslie Giroux has resigned as Tax Collector/Clerk as of October 1, 2018. She has gotten a full time job in the private sector. “We thank Leslie for her six years as tax collector/clerk. She did a great job serving our community. It was a hard decision for her to leave the town office and we, the selectmen, very reluctantly accepted her resignation”…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Do you remember years ago when the scare about eggs came out? We weren’t supposed to eat more than one egg a week. It wasn’t just ‘don’t fry them,’ it was only one a week. NOW according to the American Heart Association. we can have one a day!…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — Tailgates typically mean enjoying lots of fun foods and big flavors. The good news is that you can enjoy tasty treats and activities that bring a little healthful balance to the festivities. Smarter tailgating can be as simple as adding some nutritious treats to the menu—and staying on your feet a little longer throughout the day…

Tips For Tailgating: Add A Little Healthy Balance