Week of September 20, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

 Football is in the air in central Maine – from youth to an old rivalry

Winslow’s Marek Widerynski (2), attempts to block for ball carrier Cody Ivey (22), while Waterville’s Anthony Singh (21), Kody Vallee (23), and Jack Lloyd (73), move in for the tackle. Winslow won the annual Battle of the Bridge, 54-23, on September 15 … (see more photos from youth football here…)

Your Local News

Projects to keep town crews busy

CHINA — Selectmen rejected bids for installing a bathroom in the former portable classroom behind the town office, building an entry roof over the basement entrance on the north side of the old town house and making repairs at the town office, instead assigning the jobs to the town crew…

Better communication between agencies topic of Vassalboro selectmen’s meeting

VASSALBORO — Communication was the theme at the Vassalboro selectmen’s Sept. 6 meeting, as board members talked with new Vassalboro School Superintendent Alan Pfeiffer and School Board Chairman Kevin Levasseur about better information-sharing between school and town officials and with Police Chief Mark Brown and audience members about Vassalboro’s law enforcement needs…

Erskine 5K Run/Walk

CHINA — The 10th Fly Like an Eagle 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, October 14, at 9 a.m., at Erskine Academy. Proceeds will benefit the class of 2019 as well as Erskine’s 2018 School Spirit Challenge…

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The China Causeway Road Bridge Replacement Project is scheduled to begin September 27, 2018, and continue through November 15, 2018. The road will be closed to through traffic. Local access to the boat launch as well as from Main Street to China Baptist Church will remain open.


First half payment due Friday, Sept. 28.
Second half payment due Friday, March 29, 2019.

First quarterly payment due Monday, Sept. 24.
Second quarterly payment due Monday, Nov. 26.
Third quarterly payment due Monday, February 25, 2019.
Fourth quarterly payment due Monday, April 22, 2019.


First half payment due Sunday, Sept. 30.
Second half payment due Sunday, March 31.
First quarterly payment due Friday, Oct. 12.
Second quarterly payment due Friday, Dec. 7.
Third quarterly payment due Friday, March 8, 2019.
Fourth quarterly payment due Friday, June 7, 2019.

These compiled from the China and Vassalboro town reports (town meeting warrants) and the Windsor and Winslow websites.

School News

Ducker graduates magna cum laude

Pierce Ducker, of Waterville, was among more than 1,700 candidates for graduation from Adelphi University, in Garden City, in New York. Commencement ceremonies took place in NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on May 18, 2018. Pierce graduated magna cum laude earning a bachelor of fine arts in theatre arts…


AUGUSTA: A best-selling author and a popular international public speaker, Carol Kent, of Florida, will speak at the 19th annual Central Maine Ladies Retreat on Saturday, September 29, at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, at 9 a.m….

Obituaries – Week of September 20, 2018

AUGUSTA – Thomas Richard Picher, 47, of Augusta, died at home on Friday, Sep­tember 7, 2018, following a short battle with cancer. Thom was born May 15, 1971, in Augusta, the son of Pastor Robert and Gail Picher, of Vassalboro…

Town Line Original Columnists


by Eric W. Austin | Probably the most invasive aspect of the technological revolution in the last two decades is the ubiquity of social media in our daily lives. Children born after the new millennium have grown up with a daily digest of this bite-sized brain spill. How is it affecting them, and how has their use of it changed over time?


by Peter Cates | Remington records was started in 1950 and stayed in business until 1957. The records themselves often had noisy surfaces; they also had very beautiful and colorful album covers, which makes them often collectible and also very expensive on different Internet sites…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | The South Solon Road and Meeting House Road have had an additional substance put on these two roads, I thought perhaps those of you who live on either of these roads might be wondering, (as I was) what this was all about…


by Debbie Walker | I couldn’t resist doing it again!! I got new catalogs with message t-shirts and felt the need to share! Hope they give you a chuckle or two…