Energy savings effort underway Oct. 2, volunteer training Sept. 27

The “Green Sneakers” Community Energy Savings Awareness door-to-door canvass on Oct. 2 will take place in Thomaston, Warren, Cushing and St. George.

Local volunteers will deliver reusable bags filled with energy-saving gifts and information and share with homeowners opportunities to realize substantial energy savings along with cash back incentives currently available through state and federal programs.

A training for volunteers in basic weatherization and local energy savings programs will take place at a meeting Monday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston and online. For more information and to volunteer, contact Carmen Lavertu at 354-9556 or

Union receives dividend through Maine Municipal Association

UNION — The town of Union received a $2,537 dividend check from the Maine Municipal Association as a result of its good loss experience and loss prevention programs. MMA offers three self-funded pools for municipal and quasi-municipal entities in Maine: the Workers Compensation Fund, Property and Casualty Pool, and the Unemployment Compensation Fund. Each year, boards overseeing the programs determine if dividends can be paid. More than 75 percent of program participants receive dividends each year for their good risk management practices and loss experience. This year, the Worker Compensation Fund has distributed almost $600,000 in dividends, and the Property and Casualty Pool, $400,000. For more information, visit or call 800-590-5583.

Flowers to be removed from Camden cemeteries

CAMDEN — The town of Camden Cemetery Association requests that all containers for flowers be removed from Mountain View and Oak Hill cemeteries by Oct. 15 for fall clean-up work to begin. Please do not remove flag holders. Fall and winter displays of wreaths and baskets will be allowed after Nov. 15.

Hope Town Office looks to accept debit cards

HOPE — Town officials are looking into the possibility of accepting credit and debit cards at the town office. Last year, the state changed the law for municipalities to allow the transaction fee to be charged to the user. Town Administrator Jon Duke said so far the feedback received from townspeople has been favorable. The town is also looking into the possibility of accepting online payments for property taxes. The town already accepts online vehicle and boat registration and dog license renewals.

Road construction notice

CAMDEN — Construction will begin Monday, Sept. 27 for repair of two bridges near the intersection of Beaucaire Avenue and Route 105. The project is expected to take five weeks to complete. During construction, the portion of Molyneaux Road between Route 105 (Washington Street) and Beaucaire Avenue where the bridges are located will be closed to through traffic. Contact Camden Public Works Director Rick Seibel at 236-7954 with questions or concerns.

Hope needs volunteers

HOPE — The town of Hope is looking for two townspeople interested in serving on the Ragged Mountain Wind Workgroup, the group that will be charged with studying the potential of the wind resource on Ragged Mountain and the communities’ level of support for such a possible project. The town is also looking for individuals interested in serving on the Recreation Committee, which maintains True Park, the Hobbs Pond swimming area and a new potential park opportunity in South Hope. Interested residents can call the town office at 763-4199.

Rockport committee to elect officers, discuss driveway modification

ROCKPORT — Rockport’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, Sept. 22 for a public hearing on an application by Elliott and Sandra Mitchell for a Section 505 review to modify a grandfathered nonconforming lot by paving an existing crushed stone driveway on a parcel identified as Map 29, Lot 69 and located at 90 Pascal Ave. in District 901. The board will also elect a chairman and vice chairman for the period from September 2010 to June 2011. The Sept. 22 meeting of the Rockport Zoning Board of Appeals will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rockport Opera House meeting room. For further information call 236-0806.

Paving on Route 105 (Washington Street) in Camden

CAMDEN — There will be no street side parking on Washington Street in Camden on Friday, Sept. 24. The DOT will be paving from Route 1 (Elm Street) up Washington Street.