Week of February 7, 2019

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Lawrence girls Box Out Cancer for Alfond Cancer Care Center

On January 29, Lawrence High School held its second annual Box out Cancer event. The money raised at this event is donated to the Alfond Cancer Care Center. This starts off with the Lawrence Girls Basketball Boosters selling pink ribbons that are hung on the gym walls the night of the event…

Hard work, determination keep Abigail Dudley plenty busy

Abigail Dudley, 12, of Winslow, carries the Martial Arts Creed, Virtues and Pillars with her in everything that she does. It helps her to maintain a heavy academic and athletic schedule. Her schedule includes Jui-jitsu with Shihan Mike Huard, Karate with Sensei Mark Huard and Shihan Mike Huard…

Your Local News

Town clerk: get funding reports in soon; late fee now in place for dog licenses

CHINA — Town Clerk Rebecca Hapgood had three messages for residents and selectmen at the Feb. 4 selectmen’s meeting…

With no public in attendance, selectmen make short meeting of ordinance amendments

CHINA — Codes Officer Paul Mitnik had prepared a two-and-a-half page summary of the recommended changes. Most are in Chapter 2 of China’s Land Use Ordinance…

Souper Bowl gathers 927 food items

CLINTON — The week of January 28 – February 1, the student council led the annual “Souper Bowl” Food Drive competition at Clinton Elementary School for the Town of Clinton’s Food Bank…

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

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School News

Carrabec High School second quarter honors

CARRABEC — Listing of students who acheived honors during the second quarter at Carrabec High School…

Dostie achieves Nichols College dean’s list

VASSALBORO — Tyler Dostie, a Nichols College student from Vassalboro, has achieved dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Nichols College, in Dudley, Massachusetts.


Joler earns Albright College Founders scholarship

BENTON — Kiana Joler, of Benton, has earned a $12,000 annual Founders Scholarship to Albright College, in Reading, Pennsylvania. A senior at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, Joler is interested in studying communications: journalism in college.

Emmanuel College names area students to dean’s list

CENTRAL ME — In honor of their outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel College, in Boston, has named these area students to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. Local students honored include: Sarah Desrosiers, of Winslow, Devin Fitzgibbons, of Winslow, and Micah Riportella, of Sidney.

Mallory Beane receives scholarship from Husson

CENTRAL ME — Husson University, in Bangor, has announced that Fairfield resident, Mallory Beane, will receive a $3,000 Provost’s Leadership Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Beane is a first-year student currently enrolled in Husson’s BS in exercise science/doctor of physical therapy program.

Zoli Nagy named to Springfield College dean’s list

ALBION — Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts, has named Zoli Nagy, of Albion, to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2018 term. Nagy is studying Applied Exercise Science.



from Russell Vesecky (Harmony) — There is a need for regulations to restore a solvent social order: A) Job priority for men who are sole support of their families. B) Limit the hiring of women with underage children. Reward those who train for homemaking skills. C) Free kids from compulsory public education…


from Pastor James Ferrone RET (China) — So-called “Woman’s Health” has made the Romans look almost human, while Americans are becoming more like Barbarians. Life has no meaning, babies are sold for their body parts at great profits, but they will never have a life to enjoy…


CHINA — China Family Fun Day, a free community event, Sat., Feb. 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., China Lake Camp and Conference Center. Admission, and all activities and food are free. There is a groomed sliding hill (sleds not provided). Cardboard sled race 2 p.m…


CLINTON – Bonnie Lynn Oakes, 51, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, following a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Bonnie was born in Waterville on April 10, 1967, to Raymond Oakes and Lorraine Quimby… and remembering 9 others…

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | In case you haven’t heard, a great black hawk appeared in Maine in August 2018. A resident of tropical Mexico through Central America to Peru, and northern Argentina, it had been spotted in South Padre Island, in Texas, in April 2018, a little north of its normal range…

Dan CassidyINside the OUTside

by Dan Cassidy | If you chose to find lodging in the Old City of Quebec, you’ll be amazed at all the snow sculptures, ice castles, eateries close by and don’t forget that if you’re there during the annual Winter Carnival, it is scheduled for February 8 through mid-February this year…


by Peter Cates | This past Sunday, February 3, was the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of all four passengers on board shortly after takeoff near Clear Lake, Iowa…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Received a card for another budget committee meeting on January, 30, at 7 p.m., at the Solon Town Office, to discuss more articles needed for town meeting regarding the McQuilken Road Issue…


by Debbie Walker | Since I grew up right over the hill from Winnecook Lake/Unity Pond it seemed like I was attracted to it in all seasons. I grew up with a bit of a cocky, self-assured attitude when it came to that lake? It seemed like I was born knowing how to swim…


by Jac M. Arbour | In the case of annuities—and, for that matter, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index funds, exchange traded funds, money markets, certificates of deposit, or any other interest-bearing account—it isn’t accurate to say that they are generally “good” or “bad”…


(NAPSI) —“Zombie Hands.” That’s what can happen to an estimated 5 to 10 percent of the population when temperatures start to fall. Fingers turn white, blue or red as the small blood vessels go into spasm within minutes of exposure to cold or stress, and they appear to be “dead” as blood flow is constricted…

Cold, painful fingers can mean a serious disease