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Urgent funding needed to save Nathaniel Hawthorne’s boyhood home

by David Carew The boyhood home of the legendary author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables in Raymond, Maine—known with great affection by locals as “the Hawthorne House” and listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1969—is at risk of serious structural damage if major repairs are not […]

Trying to make sense out of absentee ballot applications

by Roland D. Hallee With the push by municipal officials encouraging voters to cast their ballots early, and the aggressive campaigns taken by political candidates to get-out-the-vote, much confusion has surfaced as to the process of voting absentee. At the head of the confusion is the fact that many households are receiving multiple unsolicited applications […]


(NAPSI)—Nasal congestion is nothing to sneeze at. It affects roughly 20 percent of the population and is associated with reduced quality of life, difficulty sleeping, reduced daytime performance, and increased need for healthcare. In addition to the physical misery, it is estimated the annual financial impact of chronic congestion is more than $5 to $10 […]

Absentee voting notice

Note to residents of China: Various organizations are sending absentee ballot request forms to residents of the town, with a return address of the Town Clerk’s Office. These notices were not sent out by the Town of China. If you have already submitted an absentee ballot request, you may disregard these forms. For any concerns […]

Winslow’s Veterans Park in need of volunteers

by Dan Cassidy Several volunteers recently answered the call “We need help” that appeared in the local newspaper recently. Weed whackers, leaf blowers and sweepers joined in to help clean up the large Park. The Central Maine Veterans Memorial Park was in dire need of general cleanup of weeds, rocks and other flowering plants that […]

OBITUARIES for Thursday, September 24, 2020

HAROLD WINTERS SOUTH CHINA – Harold “Hal” Winters, 73, passed away unexpectedly at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, following cardiac surgery. Harold was the youngest son of John Kenneth and Betty Jane Winters. His early years were spent in the mid-West until the family relocated to Massachusetts where he […]

CHINA: Program at ACB Memorial Library

by Mary Grow “Maine Memories,” the second post-coronavirus outdoor program at the Albert Church Brown Memorial Library in China Village, brought an interested audience to the library’s south lawn Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20. Librarian Carla Olson Gade opened the program by reading a poem by Maine author and Vassalboro native Holman Day, and closed it […]