Week of September 6, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Road Warriors

China native and currently summer resident Richard Dillenbeck, has been spearheading an effort to clean up the roadside along Lakeview Drive, in China, along with side roads (more)

Local couple takes trip to Alaska

As fellow travelers, Pat and Clair Clark, of Palermo, certainly enjoyed the Alaska trip along with Ron Brown and Jim Proctor, from Skowhegan. They were fortunate to visit Native Alaskan historical sites, the Iditarod museum and several racing huskies (more)

Your Local News

Three arrested in China car burglaries

CHINA — State Police charged three people from Massachusetts in connection with a number of car burglaries off the Neck Road, in China, over the weekend. Taken from the vehicles were a credit card, change and sunglasses…

Notice of Webber Pond drawdown

Webber Pond

VASSALBORO — Frank Richards, president of the Webber Pond Association, has announced that as a result of the unanimous vote at the Webber Pond Association annual meeting on August 18, the 2018 drawdown is set to begin on Monday, September 17, at 8 a.m…

Vassalboro planners approve lone applicant

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro Planning Board members took about 10 minutes to approve the only application on their Sept. 4 agenda, commend the applicant for well-done paperwork and congratulate themselves on a record short meeting…

NOTICE! Change in upcoming issues!

Because The Town Line editor will be away for 10-days in September, the issue of September 13 will be a small one. Advertising deadline for that issue is Tuesday, September 4. The issue of September 20 will be distributed one day late, on Friday, September 21, instead of the usual Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Marie Deeb invested to Order of St. Gregory

WATERVILLE — Dame Marie Fefa Deeb, of St. Joseph Maronite Church, in Waterville, was recently invested into the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Maronite Bishop Gregory of the Archdiocese of Brooklyn…

Sheepscot Lake annual water quality update

teens sailing on Sheepscot Lake

PALERMO — Approximately every two weeks from June through September the SLA tests for water clarity, dissolved oxygen from the surface down to the deepest part of the lake, and for phosphorous…

KHS’s September public presentation: “Maine in World War I”

AUGUSTA — With the same patriotic fervor as Maine’s response to a call for troops in the Civil War, more than 35,000 men and women across the state joined the armed forces in 1917-18 to fight in aid of America’s European allies…

Vassalboro Days 2018 Schedule of Events

Find out all that’s going on at Vassalboro Days 2018!

School News

Erskine announces calendar change

Parents and students should be advised that Friday, September 14, will now be a teacher and staff workshop day with an early dismissal for all Erskine Academy students…

Lawrence soccer seniors

The 2018 Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, boys’ soccer seniors and coaches…

Local students on dean’s list at Dean College

Dean College, in Franklin, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce the students that have earned a place on the dean’s list for the Spring 2018 semester. Kiara Andreozzi, of Waterville, and Joshua Veilleux, of Winslow…

Area students on URI dean’s list

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at the University ofRhode Island, in Kingston, Rhode Island. Alexandria M Jarvais, of Madison, Rachel Cambridge Pratt, of Cornville, and Kristen Elizabeth Prelgovisk, of Oakland…

Local students named to Ithaca College dean’s list

The followinglocal students graduated from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York. Gabrielle Bridger, of Fairfield, graduated Magna cum Laude with a BA in sociology; Mia Fairman, of Waterville, graduated with a BA in sociology…

Sarah Smith named to dean’s honor list

Sarah Smith, of Whitefield, has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2018 semester…

Blaisdell named to president’s list

Benjamin Blaisdell of Benton, has been named to the President’s List at Western New England University, in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the Spring 2018. Blaisdell is working toward a degree in marketing…

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

HISTORICAL SOCIETY concert by the Gawler Family Band, on Sun., Sept. 9, 4 p.m., Grange Hall, Main St. (Rte. 32), East Vassalboro. Light refreshments to follow…

Obituaries – Week of September 6, 2018

FAIRFIELD – Dorothy Alice (Gwazdosky) Belanger passed away Wed­nesday August 15, 2018, at her home in Fairfield. She was born in Winslow on either January 30 or January 31, 1926… and remembering 6 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | At the office, we had a fly hatch last week that rivaled the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Flies just buzzing around our heads, work stations, and even during lunch. Literally, hundreds and hundreds of flies…

FINANCIAL MATTERS

by Lance Gilman | With so many people marketing themselves to the public as financial advisors, it is clear why some consumers are confused about who to select, and more importantly, why to select a certain person or firm…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | This very fine album, a bringing together of one of the finest singers and composers in American music history, was a collaboration that never got the attention it truly deserved…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | My apologies for such a short column this week. Lief received sad news that one of his nephews had been killed in a motorcycle accident. He was only 28 years old. Very disturbing…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | We all know by now that I get excited about some strange things. So you won’t be surprised when I tell you I couldn’t wait to get a hold of my copies of THE almanac!…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — If any of America’s 56 million schoolchildren is yours, you are probably familiar with the “lice letter” alerting parents that a head lice outbreak has been identified at school. Fortunately, there are steps you can proactively take to control the exposure risk…

What To Do When The ‘Lice Letter’ Comes Home