Training session for watershed survey

A training session for the upcoming watershed survey of Pitcher Pond will be held Thursday, May 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School. Volunteers are invited to help; call Karen Good at 236-9619 or Ilmarin Vogel at 763-4154 for more information.

Volunteers sought for inspecting lake watercraft

The Megunticook Watershed Association is beginning its annual Courtesy Boat Inspection Program in an effort to keep waters free from invasive aquatic plants, such as milfoil and hydrilla. Volunteers are needed to help with inspections at the three public boat launch facilities: Route 52 and Route 105 (Bog Bridge) on Megunticook Lake; and Breezemere Park on Norton Pond. Last summer, volunteers inspected more than 1,000 watercraft entering and leaving Norton Pond and Megunticook Lake. Aquatic weeds were removed from watercraft both entering and leaving these waters, but none were found to be invasive. Volunteers normally sign up for shifts ranging from two to four hours, Friday afternoons, and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays. Those are the busiest days with the best opportunity to quickly inspect watercraft and pass on information to watercraft owners about the importance of keeping waters free from invasive aquatic plants.

There will be a brief training session, approximately one hour in length, on Thursday, May 27 at the Route 105 (Bog Bridge) launching ramp for interested newcomers and as a refresher for volunteers who have helped in the past. There will be a second training session, if necessary, Thursday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at the same location.

SAD 28 considers policies

The Maine School Administrative District 28 School Board’s Policy Committee met May 3 and according to meeting minutes discussed insurance coverage for the student laptops at Camden-Rockport Middle School. According to the minutes, CRMS Principal Maria Libby reported that so many laptops have been broken that the state’s insurance pool of replacement laptops has been exhausted. Libby said that at CRMS, 100 percent of the damage occurred outside of school and she is considering recommending that students not be allowed to take the computers home. Additionally, the laptops are being used inappropriately and rarely for educational purposes outside of school, minutes said.

The Policy Committee also considered a draft policy combining the bullying policy with the harassment and sexual harassment of students policy; and discussed a revised chemical substances policy that now includes inhalants and tobacco. The full SAD 28 School Board will consider the policies and vote on them before any changes are instituted.

Hope General Store celebrates anniversary

The Hope General Store will hold a five-year anniversary party all day Saturday, May 22, with free ice cream and coffee. There will be pony rides in the morning for children and beer tasting in the afternoon for adults 21 and older. The public is invited.

Waldoboro to hold hearing on warrant articles

The town of Waldoboro will hold a public hearing Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at the town office for residents to offer comments and ask questions about the annual town meeting warrant articles.

Residents will vote at the polls on Tuesday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town office/fire station. Absentee ballots are available at the town office.

Residents can attend the May 25 public hearing to learn about the municipal budget, proposed changes to the land use ordinance and other annual decisions.