Citizens for Value In Education meeting

ROCKPORT — The Citizens for Value in Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Rockport Opera House. The purpose of the meeting will be to strategize for the coming school budget-making season. Also, the group will be discussing the status of possible school consolidation efforts.

Rockport library receives grant to study expansion

ROCKPORT — The Rockport Public Library has received $15,000 as a result of a grant application to the Davis Family Foundation. The money will be used for a feasibility study as the library explores the possibility of expansion on the existing site or an alternative site.

Please contact the library at 236-3642 if interested in participating in focus groups and other planning activities. Input from the community is vital as the library formulates a plan for the direction of the community’s library. As a result  of this study library officials will have a better understanding of the needs of the community, space requirements needed for the services offered, and two preliminary designs.

Camden Rotary announces October speakers

CAMDEN — William Taylor, Camden Rotary Club speaker chair has announced the following speakers for October 2010:

Tuesday, Oct.12: Hank Lunn, discussion on literacy

Tuesday, Oct. 19: club assembly

Tuesday, Oct. 26: Nikki Maounis, director of Camden Public Library

The Camden Rotary meets at the First Congregational Church on Elm Street in Camden on Tuesdays at noon. To attend, please contact Bruce Cole, 691-4893 or by e-mail at bcole@McNabbMarketing.com.

Maine state parks open for state closure day; forest rangers on duty

AUGUSTA — Some Maine Department of Conservation staff will continue to be on duty for the October state closure day, according to department officials.

Maine state parks and historic sites will be open, including all campgrounds, for the state shut-down day on Friday, Oct. 8, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands officials. They also will be open for Columbus Day weekend and holiday.

Maine Forest Service forest rangers also will remain on duty to provide law enforcement and forest protection in the Maine woods, according to MFS officials.

All Maine state parks and historic sites will be open, with park staff present. All state park campgrounds also are open. Regional and central offices will be closed.

A fall foliage event will be held over the weekend at Camden Hills State Park. The guided hike is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

For more specific information about the hike, including difficulty and meeting places, plus park information, all park activities and admission fees, go to: www.parksandlands.com

Visitors also can find information by calling the individual parks for more information and for the camping fee schedule.

Statewide, there will be roughly 30 to 40 Maine Forest Service forest rangers on duty during the shut-down day and the holiday weekend.

The forest rangers will perform their regular duties, responding to complaints, conducting inspections and performing law-enforcement activities.

Five Town CSD board to consider student expulsion

ROCKPORT — The Five Town Community School District School Board will hold a closed-door session on Wednesday, Oct. 13 in room 471 at Camden Hills Regional High School to discuss and consider the expulsion of a student and take action on student disciplinary matter.