Send a card
Remember tomorrow (June 22) is Faith and Obed Hart's 60th anniversary. It is not too late to send a card. Their address is 374 Camden Road, Hope, ME, 04847.
Hope Historical Home
Dave and Katherine Brown's is now the Hope Historical Home Museum. Until now, it has been open by appointment or on special occasions only. For the season, it will be open Mondays, thanks to Donovan Bowley and Gwen Brodis who will be working there then and on the fourth Friday of the month thanks to Marie Berry.
The Hope Cemetery will be holding a work meeting followed by a business meeting. Monday, June 25, the cemetery committee will meet at Hope Grove Cemetery at 6:30 p.m. with the four business who want to see about getting the information about working on the driveway. Also they will discuss with Dan Ford about taking down another tree. This will be followed by committee members working on up dating the veteran member list.
Following this the committee will adjourn to the town office, there they will have a meeting. Election of officers will take place, along with a few other items.
Tuesday, June 12, was Election Day. With 25 percent of registered voters attending the polls, there were 292 ballots cast. Brian Powers Jr. is our newest Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor with 142 votes. Edgar Crowley and Timothy Higbee received 48 votes and 83 votes, respectively.
Mark Dierckes (165 votes), Brittany Payson (213 votes) and the write-in, Jill Lang (37 votes) were all elected to the Budget Committee for three-year terms.
The school committee was also an uncontested race with Christine Alberti (197 votes) and Michael Bracher (196 votes) both earning three-year terms. The two-year seat did not have a candidate on the ballot, but Samantha Pushaw was the write-in candidate winner with 20 votes.
The Elementary School and CSD Budget Articles passed overwhelmingly as did the amendment to the Budget Committee Ordinance.
Bill and Judith Jones welcome the arrival of their newest of four granddaughers. Talia Beatrix Jones-McKeon was born May 28 at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, just a few days before her sister's Petra's third birthday. Their daughter Alison and husband Matt McKeon live in Somerville, Mass. Their other daughter Gwyneth and her husband Matt moved to Roslindale last December with their daughters, Iris, 3 1/2, and Hazel, 1. Bill and Judith can visit them all together on trips to the Boston area.
Hope Library Revival
With the completion of the renovations of Hope Town Office, library volunteers have been working to revive and re-organize the library space and collections. Thanks to those who have put in many hours: Jean Ettlinger, Beth Guiseley, Bill and Judith Jones, Patti Bosken, Jean and John Boeckeler, Joe Berry, Elizabeth Fontanie, Peggy Daniels, Karen Furlong, Lindsay Pinchbeck and Donovan Bowley.
They will still need volunteers during the next several weeks to finish unpacking, arrange books on shelves and organize the workroom in the basement. Please call Judith at 763-3576 if you would like to help. They can train anyone in arranging books, which you could then do in your spare time.
From the Town Clerk
I would like to deeply thank the following people for putting so much time and effort into working on Election Day. Whether manning the polling booths, the ballot box or counting votes, Election Day would not have gone so smoothly without your help. Many thanks to: Barbara Ludwig, Peggy Ludwig, Margaret Morse, Esther Sexton, Donna Griffith, Adrian Humphreys, Stephanie Southworth, Mary Jane Doubleday, Amy Gertner, Mary Ireland, Jessica Snyder, Susan Heal, Dick Crabtree, Ann Bresnahan and George (Gino) Farnelli.
Rosie would also like to thank former Town Clerk Katie Butler for stopping in to make sure everything was running smoothly. Everyone was glad to see you.
Thank you everyone
The Hope Historical Society want to thank each and everyone of you who purchased items form their tables on voting day. They had a very successful day and will be looking forward to seeing you again in November.