Week of August 8, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Area young men achieve Eagle Scout rank

Rémy Pettengill’s project benefits homeless veterans living at VA

Rémy Pettengill’s Eagle Service Project was to make 50 Hygiene Care Packages for distribution to the Togus veterans. These Care Packages consisted of a handmade zippered bag filled with items donated or purchased such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, deodorant, denture adhesive, shampoo and conditioner, soap, razors, shaving cream, mouthwash, and nail clippers…

Alex Stewart builds shelter at Lincoln School in Augusta

Alex used his Eagle Project to give something back to his elementary school, Lincoln School. He collaborated with Jonathan Stonier, director of buildings and grounds for the Augusta School Department, to build a covered outdoor area in an underutilized space near the school… by Ron Emery

Your Local News

Mills-Stevens to take over excavator negotiations from public works manager Reed

CHINA — Reed hoped selectmen would approve the $172,850 price he had negotiated…Mills-Stevens, a banker and co-operator of Stevens dairy farm, cited her experience in negotiating and in buying heavy equipment as she volunteered…

Comprehensive planning committee hopes to have final draft by year’s end

CHINA — Three members of China’s Comprehensive Planning Committee, plus KV Council of Governments and Planning Board Chairman Tom Miragliuolo, spent the last evening in July talking about the updated China Comprehensive Plan that Greenwood hopes to have drafted by the end of the year…

China Town Office to have new hours beginning in the fall

CHINA — Beginning November 1, the office will be open Monday, from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tues., 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and the office will be closed Saturday and Sunday…

Paving bids go before board of selectmen

WINDSOR — Paving bids and a proposed solar project for local schools were discussed at the Windsor Selectmen’s meeting on July 23. The meeting began with the public review of paving bids which were submitted earlier that evening…

9th annual Battle for Breast Cancer raises $42,000

WATERVILLE — The 9th Annual Battle For Breast Cancer took place at Thomas College, in Waterville, on Saturday, July 13, and was a truly great success [671 words]… by Mark Huard

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LakeSmart awards presented to China residents

LAKESMART: Jeanne Marquis and dad, Carl J. Stenholm

CHINA — Marquis says their Maine property has been in their family since the late 1800s when her great-grandfather, John Benson Doe, returned from sheep ranching out west to purchase their red brick home on the Neck Road…

LAKESMART: Geoff and Patricia Hargadon

CHINA — Their ownership goes back to the late 1800s when their great-grandfather, Wilmont Rufus Jones, and a handful of colleagues fell in love with it. Wilmont Jones built the house that is called The Leaning Elm along with a red boathouse at the southern end of China Lake…

Litter pick up groups out Friday, August 10 in China

CHINA — Litter-free China! will be out on the roads of China on Saturday, August 10, during morning hours. As you drive these roads, please be careful and courteous to this group of volunteers… (and many other local events!)

Local athletes compete in track and field

WINSLOW — Local youth athletes compete in the Winslow Summer Youth Track meet (photos)…

Frolic in the Field Aug 10 at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm

SOMERVILLE — Head to Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, in Somerville, on Saturday, August 10, for an unforgettable evening of art and community under the open sky. The hillside fields are beautiful, filled with the music of Toki Oshima & John Pranio…

Waterville Opera House announces auditions

WATERVILLE — The Waterville Opera House is announcing the audition dates for its new fall musical – Disney’s Newsies the Musical – the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”…

Maine Farm Days slated for August 21 & 22

CLINTON — Maine Farm Days, to take place on August 21 – 22, at the Misty Meadow Farm in Clinton, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., is an Agricultural Trade Show held on a working farm. Open to the public. Admission is free…

Last call for peaches!

PALERMO — The last delivery of freshly-picked peaches from northern New Jersey will be on Friday, August 23, at the Palermo Community Center. The cutoff date for orders will be August 13, at 4 p.m…


Local students named to Stonehill College dean’s list

PALERMO — The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at Stonehill College, in Easton, Massachusetts: Justin Davis, a member of the class of 2019, from Palermo, and Makenzie Charest, a member of the class of 2022, from Sidney.

Winslow resident graduates from Tufts University

WINSLOW — Cody Lambert, of Winslow, graduated from Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, on May 19, 2019, with a degree in quantitative economics (BS), magna cum laude…

Give Us Your Best Shot!

Golden eagles, cranes and owls, oh my! The best recent photos from our readers!

Lake Association Annual Meetings

When are Lake association meetings? Check here for Three Mile Pond, China Lake, Washington Lakes, Webber Pond and Annabessacook Lake.


LITTER-FREE CHINA! group will pick up trash along China roads on Sat., Aug. 10. No specific times are required, but preferably in the morning.


CHINA – Robert “Bobby” A. McLeod, 77, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born May 19, 1942, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Edward and Arabella “Billie” (Davis) McLeod… and remembering 6 others.

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | There is a reason for the unusual number of those little blood suckers. Bats. Or the lack thereof. We have noticed at camp the void of bats that usually fly around at night…


by Dan Beaulieu | One of the biggest complaints customers have, whether they are dealing with the cable company or the washing machine repair person, is not knowing exactly when they will show up…


by Peter Cates | One of the most gifted and, nowadays, under-appreciated actors in Hollywood for over 30 years, Robert Ryan (1909-1973) played many character roles, being his best in films as evil men who were often neurotic, driven, complex…


by Debbie Walker | Just for fun I have collected pages from magazines with all kinds of interesting things and ideas. This column has several collections of what I hope you will find comical. I got these in a First magazine…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Please forgive me, but….I’m going to go way back in ‘Beyond’ in this week’s column. In fact, this column starts out way back in the year of 1947, when I graduated from Flagstaff High School…


(NAPSI)—Hospital drug diversion, in which health care workers divert opiates and other controlled substances away from patients for personal use or sale, is a largely underdiscussed challenge…