Entries by Mary Grow

Up and down the Kennebec Valley: Waterville historic district – Part 5

by Mary Grow Final two Main Street Historic District buildings Old Post Office & Seton Hospital Returning to the 2016 enlargement of Waterville’s Main Street Historic District, the final two buildings included are the four-story Cyr Building/Professional Building, on the northeast corner of Main and Appleton streets at 177-179 Main Street (see its photo in […]

Vassalboro school board members receive favorable reports on school opening

by Mary Grow Vassalboro school board members got positive reports on the opening of school and the financial situation at their Sept. 20 meeting. Principal Ira Michaud reported that staff members and students are starting the fall semester cheerfully. Eliminating masking and distancing requirements helped, he wrote: “For the first time in over two years […]

Up and down the Kennebec Valley: Waterville historic district – Part 4

by Mary Grow Main Street west side and 2016 expansion This article continues the description of Waterville’s Main Street Historic District, going northward on the west side of Main Street between Silver and Temple streets, and adds most of the buildings in the 2016 expansion of the district. Your writer hopes she has already inspired […]

Vassalboro select board approves three-item local ballot

by Mary Grow The two Vassalboro select board members present at the Sept. 15 meeting (board chairman Barbara Redmond was on vacation) unanimously approved a three-item local ballot to be presented to town voters at the polls on Nov. 8. The first item is election of a moderator, traditionally done by those present as the […]

China planners OK childcare business

by Mary Grow China Planning Board members unanimously approved the only application on their Sept. 13 agenda, authorizing Kayla Saraiva to open Brookview Childcare at her home at 14 Brookview Lane, in South China. Saraiva said a home daycare had been run in the house until just before she bought the property in the fall […]

VASSALBORO: Two applications approved by planners

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Planning Board members unanimously approved both applications on their Sept. 6 agenda, a new business and an extension of a solar development permit. Elijah Bunten has approval to open a diesel mechanic shop in the smallest of several barns near his home at 203 Dunham Road, between Dunham Road and Riverside […]

China tax rate set at 12.05 mil

by Mary Grow China’s property tax rate for the 2022-23 fiscal year, which began July 1, will be 12.05 mils ($12.05 for each $1,000 of valuation). After a series of frustrating delays caused by computer issues, the new rate was approved unanimously by the board of assessors (also the select board) at a special meeting […]