By Dick Desmarais
Monday, July 7, the Town of Searsport is scheduled to begin a construction projects on Back Searsport Road and Bayview Street to grind and rebuild the entire road. It is anticipated the project will take three weeks from start to finish. Please plan for delays.
Tuesday, July 8, the Farmers Market will be held in front of the Penobscot Marine Museum from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9, the Carver Memorial Library presents "Riot in the Garden," fun-filled science theater for kids. Two performances beginning at 12:30 and 1:30. "Stand-Up Chameleon" Jackson Gillman incorporates mime, storytelling, comedy, sign language, and song into his interactive style of theater. "Riot in the Garden" was awarded "Most Educational Performance" at MOFGA's Common Ground Fair. Young and old alike are invited to laugh and learn! This performance is part of the Carver Memorial Library's "Fizz, Boom, Read!" Summer Reading Program. All library events are free and open to the public. Carver Memorial Library is located at 12 Union Street in Searsport. For more information contact the library at 207-548-2303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 14, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Planning Board will hold their regular meeting in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.
Tuesday, July 15, starting at 7 p.m., the regular meeting of the Selectmen will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.
Wednesday, July 16, starting at 5 p.m., the First Congregational Church of Searsport will hold the first of two July Fish Chowder Suppers. It will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 adults and $4.00 children under 12. The supper includes delicious Fish Chowder, Biscuits, Homemade pies and ice cream.
Bob Ramsdell has e-mailed me that the Searsport Clam Flats are closed due to the recent rains. On 7-5-14 the Department of Marine resources closed the coast of Maine from Wells to the US/Canadian border. That was due to rainfall exceeding 2 inches in 24 hours. Bob will let me know when they are open again.
During the month of June the ambulance responded to 48 calls for service and had 19 community paramedicine visits. The fire department had 8 calls for service and issued 44 burn permits and the police responded to 297 calls for service.
There is some moving of work areas taking place at the town hall. Hopefully things will settle down soon and will result in a better working setup for all.
We got through the better part of the 4th without all the rain. The parade was longer then in the last few years and all was dry. The fireworks were moved up one day because of anticipated weather and then canceled by the fireworks provider because of concern for winds. I received his call right after looking at all the water on the ground where the audience would be sitting in Mosman Park.
The owner wanted to reschedule and I told him July 12.