Week of October 25, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Area residents in the news

China resident recognized at final school board meeting

China resident Charlie Clark was presented with sentiments upon attending his final school board meeting, after serving for approximately 20 years, on the China School Board, School Union #52 and RSU #18 boards…

Malcolm Glidden post presented with DC flag

On September 18, the Malcolm Glidden American Legion and Auxiliary Post #163 held a special meeting honoring a few long time members and presenting certificates to the Boys/Girls State delegates sponsored by the Legion…

China resident named to financial stability oversight council

Eric A. Cioppa, a resident of the Neck Road, in China, has been appointed to a two-year term as the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s state insurance commissioner representative…

Your Local News

School board members continue information sharing

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro School Board members continued information-sharing between town and school officials at their Oct. 16 meeting, inviting the board of selectmen – represented by John Melrose – to talk about mutually relevant issues…

Law enforcement tops selectmen’s agenda

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro selectmen continued discussion of local law enforcement at their Oct. 18 meeting…

Question on Bailey property purchase put to rest

CHINA — At their Oct. 22 meeting, China Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Committee members finally put to rest the question of whether to recommend that voters buy Susan Bailey’s property near the head of China Lake’s east basin. Their decision: no…

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…

Windsor Food Bank fundraiser

WINDSOR — Members of the Windsor Food Bank, a nonprofit sponsored by the North Windsor Baptist Church, are organizing a calendar raffle for the month of December. The drawings will begin on December 3 and run until December 28, during the week only, Monday through Friday…

Windsor Veterans’ Memorial fundraiser

WINDSOR — Efforts are underway to raise money for a new Windsor Veterans Memorial to list the names of Windsor residents who have served our nation…

Kudos to those who clean up our roadsides

CHINA — So nice to read about the good spirit and efforts Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bennett, Richard Dillenbeck and others, on the Lakeview Drive, China, roadside autumn cleanup…

Sew for a Cause

VASSALBORO — St. Bridget Center in North Vassalboro, will be hosting a charity sewing event on November 1, 15, 29 and December 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can come for part of the day or the whole day…

Shrader installed as new pastor in Winslow

WINSLOW — The Rev. Kim Shrader was installed as Settled Pastor at Winslow Congregational Church on Sunday, October 14. The church is noted for its passionate commitment to extending Christ’s welcome to everyone seeking a loving family, no matter their church background, political beliefs, race, sexual orientation, or family structure…

Sheriff to speak on scams in Palermo

PALERMO — On Friday, October 26, Waldo County Sheriff Jeff Trafton will speak at the Palermo Community Center about protecting your household from scams and fraud as the number of scam phone calls reaches epidemic proportions…

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Should the U.S. pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, as proposed by President Trump, because of alleged violation?

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PALERMO — The sixth annual craft fair will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Malcolm Glidden American Legion Post #163, Turner Ridge Road. There will be craft vendors, raffles, door prizes and much more….

Obituaries – Week of October 25, 2018

VASSALBORO – On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Wayne B. Higgins, (nee Wayne B. Cotta), 79, passed away in the home which he created over the past 60 years. He was born October 20, 1938, to Barbara (Thompson) Cotta and Harvey Cotta… and remembering 7 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | There they were! Marching along the railing of my porch as my wife and I were enjoying the day’s end of sunshine on a Saturday afternoon. They formed a column like a trucking convoy, one behind the other, all heading in the same direction…

Gary KennedyVETERANS CORNER

by Gary Kennedy | Good day my fellow veterans. I am so pleased we have taken this first step in personally solving our own problems with the government and the VA systems. Hopefully we have initiated change…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Novelist John MacDonald (1916-1986) produced over 70 pulsating examples of the suspense genre. They included the classic thriller Cape Fear which was transformed into the 1962 film…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | It seems an interest is what begins a collection. Collections move onto the best of intentions. It’s a process of getting things from different places and bringing them together. That may be when the term hobby comes into play. You may find the time spent on a hobby outside your occupation brings relaxation to you…

Gary KennedyROTARY CLUB NEWS

by Gary Kennedy | Hello to my previous readers. I left last August 28, 2017, for Southeast Asia for a literacy mission and ended up returning August 14, 2018. My project there evolved from one of educational supplies to a medical mission…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Ronald Brown recently returned home after attending a reunion of those he served in the Navy with. He served his country from 1962 until 1966. He went to Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Illinois…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — Halloween can be a scary holiday for families. Not because of the haunted houses, ghosts and goblins, but because of tooth decay…

Saying Boo to cavities this Halloween