Entries by Eric W. Austin

Vassalboro holds 250th anniversary commemoration and Civil War monument re-dedication

by Eric W. Austin On a blustery Monday morning, April 26, around 50 people gathered in Vassalboro’s Monument Park to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town’s founding and rededication of its Civil War memorial. The event was organized and emceed by John Melrose, chairman of the Vassalboro selectboard. “On behalf of the Vassalboro selectboard,” […]

China resident recognized with prestigious Sages award

by Eric W. Austin Jodi Blackinton, a resident of China, is a recipient of the 2020 Sages of Clinical Services award by her employer Optum, UnitedHealthcare and United Group Clinicians. The award is given out to employees that have demonstrated their commitment to the values of Integrity, Compassion, building trust in Relationships, Innovation, and Performance. […]

China manager leaving town in good shape

by Eric W. Austin “Above all, I hope the people of China have an optimistic outlook about the future,” said Dennis Heath, who is resigning from his position as manager for the town of China this week. “With Becky [Hapgood] stepping up as town manager they have nothing to fear.” Heath was hired as China’s […]