Week of April 11, 2019

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Local man’s latest adventure: Teaching in China

Teaching in mainland China was an exciting adventure in a land truly foreign to me on many levels. One that challenged my craft in unforeseen ways and rewarded me in ways I cannot explain. I am going to share with you three things I brought away from my latest adventure, teaching in China… by Ron Maxwell.

Your Local News

China Town Meeting: Selectmen, firemen get approval on stipend increases

CHINA — With more than $3.5 million worth of 2019-2020 expenditures up for approval, change or rejection at China’s April 6 town business meeting, voters focused on $17,700 – a $13,700 difference between the lowest and highest amounts proposed for the volunteer fire departments and $4,000 to increase the five selectmen’s annual stipends from $1,000 to $1,800…

Selectmen to ask MDOT for new sidewalks

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro selectmen decided at their April 4 meeting to ask the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) to include new sidewalks in North Vassalboro as part of the Route 32 (Main Street in North and East Vassalboro villages) rebuilding project…

Vassalboro nomination papers deadline is April 12

VASSALBORO — In preparation for Vassalboro’s June 3 annual town meeting and June 11 local elections, signed nomination papers for positions on the board of selectmen and the school board are due at the town office by noon Friday, April 12…

Budget committee reviews updated draft of budget

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro Budget Committee members reviewed an updated draft of the 2019-2020 municipal budget and re-discussed parts of the school budget at their April 4 meeting, but neither was the highlight…

Vassalboro library annual meeting scheduled

VASSALBORO — The annual meeting of the Vassalboro Public Library Association will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this meeting…

Seigars fundraiser a great success

CHINA — The Seigars family, of Palermo, expresses its thanks to the community for supporting them in their efforts to raise funds for Jacob Seigars, a 14-year-old student at Erskine Academy, in South China…

Talking Trash: Happy springtime China and Palermo residents

CHINA/PALERMO — Call some of your neighbors to plan a roadside cleanup on the weekend of April 20-21 as Earth Day is April 22. We appreciate your labors and time to help keep China, Maine, green and clean…

Town Meeting schedule for 2019

Check here to see when your town has scheduled their 2019 town meeting. Current listings for Windsor. To have your town listed, send an email to townline@fairpoint.net.

2019 Real estate tax schedule

Find out when real estate taxes are due for China, Vassalboro, Windsor & Winslow.

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LAST WEEK: Should Maine ban all Native American sports mascots?
Yes: 23.9% (38) – No: 76.1% (121) – 159 respondents


WINSLOW: THE WATERVILLE STAMP CLUB will be holding its Spring Show, Sat., April 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Winslow’s MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, on Dunbar Rd. FMI: 872-7579.


FAIRFIELD – Michael Stanley Sr., 49, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer campus, in Waterville. He was born September 4, 1969, in Waterville… and remembering 8 others…

Common Ground – Round 4: Win a $10 gift certificate!

Identify the men in these three photos, and tell us what they have in common. You could win a $10 gift certificate to Retail Therapy boutique in Waterville, next to the Dairy Queen! Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net or visit our Contact page.

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | Groundhogs, Marmota monax, also known as woodchucks, are a rodent, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. It was first scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758…


by Peter Cates | Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera (April 11, 1916 – June 25, 1983) was born in Buenos Aries, Argentina, to a Catalan father and Italian mother. In addition to composing a huge legacy of his own music in different forms, he taught much of his life…


by Debbie Walker | Some of you know that I have written some fairy stories, 21 at last count. I know it will sound strange but I find my writing is assisted by what I happen across for critters (toys)…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Received an e-mail from Linda French which is very important. People seem to be having trouble with the new location of the food cupboard. It has been moved to 120 Pleasant Street, in Solon…


(NAPSI)—Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious health problem, affecting an estimated 30 million adults in the United States. Yet more than nine out of 10 people who have kidney disease don’t know they have it. The sooner you find out you have kidney disease, the sooner you can take steps to prevent or delay serious health problems…