FOR YOUR HEALTH: Free Professional Help For Family Caregivers

Lara Garey provides full-time care to her husband Tom, who lives with ALS, caused by his military service.

(NAPSI)—There is good news for many individuals who care for a loved one living with an injury or illness connected to military service. They’re now eligible for free professional assistance.

Who Helps

A new program offered by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation provides veteran caregivers with trained professionals to perform daily tasks, including housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and grooming.

Military caregivers nationwide can apply for 24 hours of services free through the Foundation’s website The number of available hours is limited, so caregivers are urged to apply right away.

“Military caregivers have always struggled with the enormous responsibility on their shoulders, but the risks and restrictions of COVID-19 have sent rates of caregiver burnout, depression and isolation soaring,” said Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “We developed this emergency assistance program to give America’s hidden heroes the precious time they need to rest, relax and recharge.”

The Foundation is managing the program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, CareLinx, Wounded Warrior Project, AARP, and Bob Woodruff Foundation. The professional caregivers are provided by the trusted and licensed professionals of the CareLinx network and follow CDC guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

“I was skeptical that using respite care would actually help—I thought it might be more work than it was worth,” said veteran caregiver Jennifer Mackinday. “But it was game-changing. It was the first step for me to start taking better care of myself mentally and physically.”

Who Can Get Help

If you assist a service member or veteran with dressing, bathing, transportation, managing medication, physical therapy, or dealing with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, you may be a military caregiver.

Learn More

For more information about military caregiving and available services, visit


The Fairfield Town Council will hold a Public Hearing via Zoom in the Council Chambers at the Community Center, at 61 Water Street, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., for the purpose of hearing public comments on the following matters:

To hear from the public on a liquor license renewal application (Class XI – Restaurant) submitted by Joda, LLC D.B.A. Meridians Kitchen Bar, 166 Main St., Fairfield.

A Special Amusement Permit renewal application for the purposes of entertainment, music and dancing submitted by the American Legion, Post #14, located at 86 Main Street.

Copies are available at the Town Office. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearings and will be given an opportunity to be heard at that time.

Signed: Christine Keller,
Town Clerk

LEGAL NOTICES for Thursday, April 1, 2021

18-A MRSA sec. 3-801

The following Personal Representatives have been appointed in the estates noted. The first publication date of this notice March 25,2021. If you are a creditor of an estate listed below, you must present your claim within four months of the first publication date of this Notice to Creditors by filing a written statement of your claim on a proper form with the Register of Probate of this Court or by delivering or mailing to the Personal Representative listed below at the address published by his name, a written statement of the claim indicating the basis therefore, the name and address of the claimant and the amount claimed or in such other manner as the law may provide. See 18-C M.R.S.A. §3-80

2020-332 – Estate of CHARLES B. LAMPHERE, late of Madison, Me deceased. Helen A. Lamphere, 106 Lakewood Road, Madison, Maine 04950 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-035 – Estate of HEATHER J. TAYLOR, late of Anson, Me deceased. Samantha J. Taylor, 238 Broadway, Apt. 3, Farmington, ME 04938 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-036 – Estate of LAWRENCE E. GOODWIN, SR., late of Madison, Me deceased. Evelyn Goodwin, 8 Goodwin Drive, Madison, Me 04950 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-038 – Estate of GERALD G. MOULTON, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. Elaine R. Ellis, 14 Dore Street, Skowhegan, Me 04976 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-039 – Estate of RONALD A. CORSON, late of Madison, Me deceased. Elizabeth Horton, 56 Shusta Road, Madison, Me 04950 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-042 – Estate of KATHERINE M. NEWTON, late of Bingham, Me deceased. Earl Z. Newton, 85 Middle Street, Apt. 9, Hallowell, Me 04347 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-043 – Estate of BARBARA A. THODY, late of Palmyra, Me deceased. David C. Dill, 206 Main Street, New Sharon, Me 04955 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-046 – Estate of ALLEN D. WYMAN, late of Norridgewock, Me deceased. Angela L. Wyman, 103 Tarbell Hill Road, Norridgewock, Me 04957 appointed Personal Representative.

2019-393 – Estate of SUMNER A. JONES, JR., late of Palmyra, Me deceased. Scott Jones, 204 Nichols Street, Pittsfield, Me 04967 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-048 – Estate of AVIS E. EMERY, late of Norridgewock, Me deceased. Alice E. Emery, 229 Fredericks Corner Road, Norridgewock, Me 04957 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-056 – Estate of DAVID ALLEN TEBO, late of St Albans, Me deceased. Patricia A. Fitzgerald, 74 Ross Hill Road, St Albans, Maine 04971 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-057 – Estate of KIMBERLY A. TOZIER, late of Palmyra, Me deceased. Philip R. Sanborn, 376 Beans Corner Road, Hartland, Me 04943 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-058 – Estate of YVONNE D. RICHARD, late of Norridgewock, Me deceased. Christopher J. Richard, 104 Landseer Street, Apt. 1, West Roxbury, MA 02132 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-059 – Estate of THERESA R. TAYLOR, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. Mark A. Taylor, 88 Oxbow Road, Skowhegan, Me 04976 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-060 – Estate of WAYNE J. CHICOINE, late of Fairfield, Me deceased. Mark S. Crane, 658 Norridgewock Road, Fairfield, Me 04937 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-062 – Estate of GARY WENDELL LITTLE, late of Shawmut, Me deceased. Shawn Lee Little 1430 Main Street, Pittsfield, Me 04967 and Stephanie Lynn Wallis, 41 Sanger Avenue, Waterville, Me 04901 appointed Co-Personal Representatives.

2021-063 – Estate of ROBERT J. HATFIELD, late of Moscow, Me deceased. Brandon A. Hatfield, 122 Pine Street, Madison, Maine 04950 appointed Personal Representative.

2021-065 – Estate of WAYNE H. JEWELL, late of Skowhegan, Me deceased. Kimberly Bodwell, 59 Ocean Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011 appointed Personal Representative.

To be published on March 25 & April 1, 2021.
Dated: March 22, 2021 /s/ Victoria Hatch,
Register of Probate



Notice is hereby given by the respective petitioners that they have filed petitions for appointment of personal representatives in the following estates or change of name. These matters will be heard at 1 p.m. or as soon thereafter as they may be April 7, 2021. The requested appointments or name changes may be made on or after the hearing date if no sufficient objection be heard. This notice complies with the requirements of 18-C MRSA §3-403 and Probate Rule 4.

2021-002 – Estate of SETH ROBERT LAMPHERE. Petition for Change of Name (Minor) filed by Angela Buker, 1619 East Madison Road, Madison, Me 04950 requesting minors name be changed to Seth Robert Buker for reasons set forth therein.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This notice is especially directed to Natasha Libby who is of ADDRESS UNKNOWN.

2021-034 – Estate of BRYAN MICHAEL WILSON. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Bryan Michael Wilson, 25 Locke Hill Road, Starks, Me 04911 requesting his name be changed to Byrne Maddoc Wright for reasons set forth therein.

2021-052 – Estate of KATIE-JO LeBLANC, adult of Fairfield, Me. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Katie-Jo LeBlanc, 146 Middle Road, Fairfield, Me 04937 requesting that her name be changed to Joey Benjamin LeBlanc for reasons set forth therein.

2021-064 – Estate of PAULA MAE BERRY, adult of Skowhegan, Me. Petition for Change of Name (Adult) filed by Paula Mae Berry, 100 Berry Drive, Skowhegan, Maine 04976 requesting that her name be changed to Paula-Mae Prescott for reasons set forth therein.

Dated: March 22, 2021 /s/ Victoria Hatch,
Register of Probate

Winslow Public Library re-opening to public April 1, 2021

Winslow Public Library

The Winslow Public Library will reopen to public entry on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Controlled admittance to the library will be allowed on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Curbside pick-up services are provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The library is closed on the weekends.

A capacity limit has been set to five patrons in the building at one time.

Patrons must wear masks to be admitted to the building.

  • Anyone entering the library must be wearing CDC approved Face coverings.
  • No bandanas or half-shields and the nose and mouth must be covered by the mask.
  • Masks must keep it on all times while a patron is in the library.
  • Materials must be returned via the drop-box before entering the building.
  • Patrons are limited to 45-minutes in the library to reduce exposure.
  • Public computers are available for 35-minutes per person.

The below COVID health screening questions will be asked before entry is permitted; an answer of “Yes “to any of the questions will result in denial of entry to the building.

Have you exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

Have you been exposed to a person exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

No entry will be permitted without a CDC approved face covering (bandanas and chin shields are not approved coverings). If the customer does not have a mask one will be provided.

Social distancing measures remain in effect.

All patrons will enter and exit the building using the entrance door on their left. Customers are asked not to allow anyone to enter as they exit, and to make sure the door closes behind them.

For more information, please contact Winslow Public Library at 207-872-1978.

I’M JUST CURIOUS: Some handy information

by Debbie Walker

Good Day! I have been leafing through some of the helpful hints I have collected over the past few years. I love this stuff, as you probably have noticed.

This one I have to try. This is our time of year for condensation on our windows and windshield of our vehicles. The people from a First magazine shared what works for them. Fill a sock with kitty litter, tie it up after you fill it; lay it across your dash for the night. The litter absorbs the moisture in the air. Let me know how it works for you. I have to buy or beg for kitty litter.

Another thing I have come across is to clean your interior windshield with shaving cream. I tried it with my bathroom mirror and the fogging disappeared.

To organize home office supplies you could try using a wine rack. Fill the rack with plastic glasses (Dollar Tree) and you have storage. Be creative. Most of all, have fun.

I love this one! I could have used this so many times over the past many painting projects. Today I received mail from Do-It-Yourself magazine, associated with Better Homes and Gardens. In it they included a small newsletter. The following is a small portion of the newsletter: Painting:

Have you ever wondered what finish would be best for what room? Gloss, Semi-gloss, Satin, Eggshell and Flat. The answers:

GLOSS adds shine – lots of it. It’s easier to clean than flat finishes but harder to apply. Best for trim and cabinets.

SEMI-GLOSS – again easier to clean. Walls in high traffic spaces such as a kitchen or mudroom.

SATIN is super popular and less shiny. Best for walls that aren’t pitch-perfect. It’s more forgiving than glossy finishes.

EGGSHELL ­– softer and less sheen than semigloss. Harder to clean so not great, though so not great for kitchens and baths. Best for less than perfect walls.

FLAT is less sheen so hard to clean. Not super resistant to stains. Best for ceilings which are often painted and flat.

I hope you find this as helpful as I do, especially with my renovation project. The following is more information from the same newsletter:

The RIGHT PAINTBRUSH: Width matters: 1 – 2 inch brush is for trim. 2-inch brush size for cutting in around doors and windows. 3 – 4 inch brush size is for flat surfaces.

LATEX = nylon or polyester bristles. OIL = Natural bristles.

Paint Rollers:

Nap is an important word: A larger nap means a less smooth surface of the roller. This works well on rough textured surfaces like brick. The longer fibers make it easier to get into all those nooks and crannies. At the other end of the spectrum, the smallest naps – about ¼ inch – after a super smooth finish for walls and other consistent surfaces.

Roller Frame: Smaller rollers are designed for small areas like trim and cabinet. A bigger frame makes quick work of walls and ceilings.

Best Roller Technique? Zigzag to overlap the lines, going from top to bottom. Once done, lightly roll again vertically from ceiling to floor.

Okay that’s all I have today. I’m just curious what some of your tips would be. Hope this was helpful. Contact me at Thanks for reading. Have a great week!

REVIEW POTPOURRI: Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Lorenzo Molajoli, The Irregulars

Robert P. Tristram Coffin

Peter Catesby Peter Cates

Robert P. Tristram Coffin

Author and Bowdoin professor Robert P. Tristram Coffin (1892-1955) won the Pulitzer prize and achieved much renown particularly for his writings and poems about Maine. He was born in Harpswell to a family with seven children.

An essay, Kennebec Crystals, gives an evocative sense of life during the cold months in Central Maine along the Kennebec River during the 1800s. Too lengthy to re-print in full, I will offer a weekly paragraph until completed in full and begin below:

“The shopkeepers of Hallowell and Gardiner and Augusta had watched the January weather like hawks. They thumbed their ledgers and shook their graying temples at the lengthening columns of debit. The doctors had their eye on the sky as they felt of their lank wallets. Twenty miles deep each side of the river, farmers in small story-and-a-half farmhouses eyed their grocery-store thermometers at the side door, and bit more sparingly into their B.L. plugs. They chewed longer on their cuds, too. In the kitchen, the wife was scraping the lower staves of the flour barrel. The big bugs in the wide white mansions along the river looked out of their east or west windows at crack of day to see the state of the water. Teachers in school grew short with their pupils who confused Washington’s crossing of the Delawre with Clark’s fording of the fields around Vincennes. The mild weather continued. The river rolled on, blue in its ripples. Shopkeepers got short with their wives.”

Second paragraph next week.

A Hollywood character actor of film and TV, Tris Coffin (1909-1990), was a nephew of the author and appeared in good guy/bad guy roles on such shows as the Adventures of Superman.

Lorenzo Molajoli


Lorenzo Molajoli

Gianna Arangi-Lombardi

A 1930 Columbia Master­works set of ten 12-inch 78s, OP-7, featured one of the label’s busiest house conductors, Lorenzo Molajoli (1868-1939), leading a very good cast of soloists and the Milan, Italy, Sym­phony Or­chestra – probably the same orchestra serving the city’s world-renowned La Scala Opera – in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. It has been reissued a number of times on compact disc.

The main role of Santuzza was sung by soprano Giannina Arangi-Lombardi (1891-1951) who left a number of complete recordings of operas such as this one, Verdi’s Aida and Boito’s Mefistophele back during the 1920s of heavy breakable sets. After praising Lina Bruna Rasa ardently in a recent column for her Santuzza in the 1941 recording with Mascagni himself conducting, I was quite impressed by a darker deeper quality to Giannina’s voice in this role. She doesn’t spill her tears with the intensity of Rasa but does bring a more controlled, gripping power uniquely her own.

Excerpts from this recording can be heard on youtube.

Sanford’s Famous Dance Band

A 1918 acoustic ten-inch shellac – Emerson, 10185 – has the long-forgotten Sanford’s Famous Dance Band giving charmingly perky performances of Victor Jacobi’s On Miami Shore and George Gershwin’s Swanee, of which Al Jolson (1886-1950) did a spirited recording on a Decca 78 in 1945.

A few other sides of this band can be heard on YouTube but not these two selections.

The Irregulars

Thaddea Graham

A new British crime series, The Irregul­ars, is available on Netflix. The setting is Queen Victoria’s London and the show deals with a group of street kids living from hand to mouth. I have only seen the first episode in which they are utilized by, who else, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson for keeping their eyes and ears opened for information on several kidnappings of infants. There is also an evil connoisseur of ravens.

The leader of the group, a young woman named Bea, has a formidable honesty, courage and sassy spunk, especially against rich white trash, and is portrayed most memorably by the Irish actress Thaddea Graham.







Be Still

by Marilou Suchar
January 4, 2015

God is not silent.
He whispers to us in the air
He touches us with the sun
He sings to us in the sea
He communicates among the clouds

God is not silent:
He reasons with us in our minds
He speaks to us in our hearts
He expresses through our bodies
He stirs us in our souls

God is not silent:
The open Bible is not his only channel
He visits us every day – all day
We need to be still and listen.
“Be still and know.”

God is not silent.

Unity VFD to host bake sale

The Unity Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a bake sale on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Cone’z on Depot Street, in Unity. This fundraiser will feature homemade pies, cakes, cookies, bars, breads, rolls and dog biscuits. Stop by and pick out your Easter treats.

PHOTOS: Scouts take a hike

Photo by Lee Pettengill

On Saturday, March 20, Scouts from China Troop #479 hiked Beech Hill Preserve, in Rockport, and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day. The hike helped prepare the Scouts for more challenging upcoming hikes. This hike included a visit to the 1913 hut at the top of the hill of the 295-acre conservation property.

Photo by Lee Pettengill

Photo by Lee Pettengill

Photo by Lee Pettengill

Maritime Energy supports LifeFlight with gasoline and diesel sales

Maritime Energy and Maritime Farms convenience stores are once again supporting LifeFlight through gasoline and diesel sales at their 13 Maritime Farms convenience stores. This program, titled “Pennies for Life,” donates one cent for every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel sold during the months of April and May.

“LifeFlight receives a request for transport about every four hours, every day of the week. It has probably helped save the life of someone you know as it has provided critical care and transport for over 30,000 patients throughout Maine” says President of Maritime Energy, Susan Ware Page. “Our state needs this essential service, and we want to do what we can to help the organization.”

Here’s just one story of a young man and his need for the service. There are thousands more, and new needs every day.

Thirteen-year-old Adin Grey was riding his new bike near his home in Camden when the chain came off and the bike stopped short, driving the handlebar into his abdomen. He crashed in a heap on the sidewalk, just across the street from the fire department. Several of the firefighters were outside, they rushed over to help and noticed substantial bleeding from Adin’s midsection. They grabbed a first aid kit from the fire truck and used wound dressings to apply pressure while they waited for the ambulance to get there.

Upon arrival at the hospital it was determined that Adin needed to get to specialized care at Maine Medical Center as soon as possible. The LifeFlight helicopter could make the trip in less than 30 minutes and provide the critical care that Adin needed along the way so the call was made for transport. Once safely in Portland, Adin went into a four-hour surgery to fix the damage and stop the bleeding. It was two more days before he stabilized and his doctors and family breathed a sigh of relief. Adin and his family are happy to report that he has made a full recovery and is a thriving honor student at CHRHS. He is also working part time and recently received his driving permit.

Pennies for Life will help LifeFlight purchase a new state-of-the-art helicopter, which will complete an entire fleet upgrade. These new aircrafts are faster, more powerful, have a larger interior workspace, and advanced avionics that will give LifeFlight more options to safely and reliably answer more calls for help. This translates to more patients served, and served more quickly.