Municipal meetings

All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

The cemetery trustees meet tonight, Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The selectmen meet Monday, June 13 at 5 p.m., meeting televised.

Also Monday, the land use committee meets at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14 is Election Day with the polls open at the school gym from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 the annual town meeting starts at 10 a.m. in Walsh Common.

Town meeting

Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual town meeting, scheduled for Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Remember that the New England town meeting is the one true form of democracy, where every resident has a vote on town issues and budget for the upcoming year. Pick up a copy of the Town Report at the town office, Drake’s, the Beach Store, or Mike’s Align & Repair. There’s lots of information about the work of town organizations and town committees as well as the warrant for the meeting.

The warrant is the list of articles or items to be voted on. Once the warrant is published there is no deviating from those articles; all must be disposed of during the meeting. You can see the warrant online at the town’s website, town.lincolnville.me.us/

During the past couple of winters down at the Schoolhouse Museum, Connie Parker and I have been transcribing the old, hand-written town warrants as well as the record of the meetings which ensued. That old format — posting the warrant in conspicuous places around town at least seven days prior to the meeting, then holding the meeting and tending to each article (so much proposed for highways, so much for the care of the poor, etc.) — is still pretty much adhered to. Of course now the warrant is posted online and in the form of a published book, the Town Report. The first printed Town Report that I know of was 1886. Copies from every year after that can be seen at the museum.

209 Main Street

If you watch selectmen’s meetings on Channel 99 you may know that there is some interest in leasing the old fire station and Center Schoolhouse buildings, or more simply, 209 Main Street. While the selectmen were given permission at a previous town meeting to sell the buildings, there is now an article on the warrant authorizing them to lease 209. Two groups are interested in leasing: the Lincolnville Boat Club, which stores their boats there now, and the Lincolnville Community Alliance, a newly-formed group wishing to use the spaces for a variety of community activities. The LCA envisions a farmers’ market, lending library/reading room with Internet access, a display place for the historical society and a meeting room for various groups.

The lease question will be coming up for a vote at the June 18 town meeting. Give it some thought!

School

This past week the eighth grade trip went on their hard-earned class trip to Quebec. The following letter was posted in Lynx Tracks, the LCS newsletter:

The eighth-grade gratefully acknowledge the generous support provided to us during our fundraising efforts by the staff of the Lincolnville Central School, our parents, and the members of the community at large. We are keenly aware that it was only with the help of the entire local community—particularly those who donated their time and effort and those who patronized our many fundraising events throughout the year—that we were able to reach our financial goal. We want you to know how much we appreciate your help. Thank you so much, Sincerely, Brandon Benson, Cheyenne Jones, Breanna Bowman, Simon Lydon, Gavin Decker-Griffith, Eli McCusker, Desi Dodd, Lily McLaughlin, Spencer Foss, Colt Muir, Connor Grindle, Wyatt Parra, John Haynes, Ben Rollins, Aithen Heald, John Underhill, Aubrey Heald, Brooke Veyette, Carolin Helmholz, Matt Watts, Hayden Soucy, Annie Young.

Lincolnville Little League

Saturday, June 11 is the second annual Family Baseball Day at LCS. T-Ball has a game at 10 a.m., the Upper minors have a game at 1 p.m. The concessions stand will be open for lunch/snacks/drinks. Proceeds go to the Lincolnville Little League. Come out for a day of baseball and lunch!

Community Calendar

The Lincolnville Community Calendar orders will be due soon. An ad space is available for a local area business. Call Jackie Watts for information 763-4504. Also if you have any events or meetings you would like listed for September 2011 through August 2012 be sure to let her know.

Moth Tales

The luna moths are emerging. The first time you see one, clinging to the side of a building, drying its wings in the sun, you can hardly believe it. Such a huge moth, and such an other-worldly color. Wally spotted on the side of the Beach Fire Station the other morning. They’re quite amazing!

Corelyn Senn related a moth story to me the same day: “……yesterday morning …. I could not see anything out of one live-feed camera except a tiny bit at one edge. I went out to investigate and there was a moth, all settled in for its day of sleep right in front of the lens. I roused it, and it went off to find a different spot.”

Kittens

Edna Pendleton writes: ” I have four male and one female gray tiger kittens that need a good home. They were born April 2. Litter box trained and eating well, ready to go.” You can reach her at 763-3583.