Week of September 5, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

No bounds too challenging; his odds were poor at best

The brilliant morning sun glistened off the water when the congregation gathered at the lake shore across the road after Sunday service on August 4. Seth Fowles was baptized by full immersion in China Lake by Pastor Ron Morrell and celebrated by the congregation of China Baptist Church. China Baptist Church has seen numerous baptisms since their founding in 1801; however, this baptism was more challenging because Seth Fowles requires a wheelchair… [706 words] by Jeanne Marquis

Your Local News

Windsor selectmen reduce tax rate to 12.7 mils

WINDSOR — Windsor selectmen decided to lower the tax rate to 12.7 mils ($12.70 for each $1,000 of valuation) at the August 20 meeting. Last year’s rate was 12.9 mils or $12.90 for each $1000 of valuation…

The 2020 census comes to central Maine

Some of you may have noticed a strange man or woman snooping around the neighborhood with a briefcase. Do not be alarmed.

Singing group celebrates 30 years

CENTRAL ME — Members of the Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus celebrated 30 years of harmonizing and friendship on August 21. Members hail from all over the state, singing the barbershop style of four-part harmony…

Larry Kassman to speak at Albert Church Brown Library

CHINA — Larry Kassman, a resident of Albion, will give an illustrated public presentation on his weathervane hobby at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Albert Church Brown Memorial Library. Admission is free and refreshments will be served…

Windsor honors Ladies Aid with Spirit of America

WINDSOR — On August 20, Windsor town officials honored the Windsor Ladies Aid with the Spirit of America Award (photos)…

Bike Maine Needs Volunteers Sept. 8

PALERMO — Chef Ron Adams is looking for volunteers to help cook and serve lunch at the Palermo School, on Route 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is a benefit to improve biking and walking conditions in Maine…


Erskine Bus Schedule – Fall 2019

Erskine fall bus schedules for Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson and Palermo…

Local residents named to the Becker College dean’s list

The following local residents were named to dean’s list at Becker College for the spring 2019 semester. Rebecca Beringer, of Waterville, is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in exercise science, pre-physical therapy/health science concentration. Brandon Coulombe, of Vassalboro, is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in interactive media design, game development and programming concentration.


VASSALBORO — Sun., Sept. 8, (Sunday of Vassalboro Days) East Vassalboro ball fields. The course is 1.5 miles, untimed, staggered start. You can run or walk as individuals or teams. Kids 12 and under are free with a registered adult… (….and many other local events!)


FAIRFIELD — Rev. William “David” Lombard, 87, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. He was born on February 1, 1932, to William Robert and Eva Lombard, in West Springfield, Massachusetts… and remembering 5 others.

Common Ground – Round 8: Win a $10 gift certificate!

DEADLINE: Friday, September 13, 2019

Identify the people 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! Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net or through our Contact page. Include your name and address with your answer.

Previous winner: Pat Clark, Palermo.

Town Line Original Columnists


by Emily Cates | Pickles are a fabulous way of capturing the essence of the late-summer harvest and preserving it for culinary enjoyment well after the season is over. In times past, pickled vegetables were an important staple for many cultures…


by Dan Beaulieu | When it comes to being special and outstanding it’s important to remember that the devil is in the details. It’s the small things that are going to make your company special to your customers. Here are six simple things you can do to make your company outstanding…


by Peter Cates | The above two paragraphs introduce In the Green Mountain Country, a five-page essay, by Clarence Day (1874-1935), on the sudden death, funeral and burial of former President, Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) on January 5 and 6, 1933…


by Debbie Walker | Well, yes, I have been reading again and would like to share what I learned. I was reading a Reader’s Digest, dated February 2019. The article was written by Marisa Laliberte and two others. First, we are going to do Facts…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Since I didn’t have any recent news, I decided to write about way Beyond with this poem written by a person who lived up in the Dead River area about the flooding of Flagstaff and Dead River. It is taken from an Old clipping entitled Today’s Poem called Spirit of Dead River


(NAPSI)—Many people may be surprised to learn that some things used to keep their homes looking good and feeling fresh—scented candles, air fresheners, cleaning products, paint, furniture—actually contribute to indoor air pollution…