Morrill Town News
By Mindy Rowlands
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Tuesdays 12-8 p.m.
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I want to wish Ron Young and his family congratulations as Ron has recently accepted the offer to be the police chief in Damariscotta. This news is a little bittersweet as it will mean that Ron, his wife, Sue, and their sons, Alec, Nolan, and Dylan will be moving away from our community. This family has been a wonderful part of our town for quite some time now and their presence will be greatly missed. Ron has worked as a police officer and police chief within Waldo County for the entire time that they’ve lived in Morrill. He has also been very active in the different sports programs in our area, especially wrestling--a sport that his son, Alec, has participated in with great dedication. Alec has also demonstrated a talent for leadership within his youth group as well. Sue has participated and led numerous activities and programs within the town over the years, too. She has always been willing to give of her time in whatever capacity she was needed. Her great artistic skills are well-known, too, and have been passed down to her son, Dylan who, I am sure, will have a great future in some artistic career. And, who can forget Nolan who has played the drums at school, during youth group, and every week during our church services for the past couple of years now. It is so wonderful to see Ron and Sue’s sons following their parents’ example and using their talents to the benefit of others. So, it is with much sadness that we say goodbye to a family that has done so much to enrich our little town. The town of Damariscotta will be blessed to have them.
Upcoming Dates of Great Importance
The next budget hearing will be on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 P.M. at the Troy Howard Middle School and the budget referendum vote will be on Tuesday, September 17. Voting will be at the Morrill Community Center from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. The town clerk will not be available for office hours on Tuesday, September 17 because of the budget referendum.
On Thursday, August 29 there will be a celebration of Madeline Merrithew's life at the Morrill Baptist Church at 7:00 P.M. Many of you will remember Madeline as our former town excise tax collector. She was a wonderful woman that loved God, and, even as her time on earth was drawing to an end, she would ask if people would pray with her and it brought joy to her heart to listen to people reading to her from the Bible or singing hymns. She was a wonderful woman, quick with a smile or a laugh, and full of kindness toward others. She was a treasure and she will be greatly missed.