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  • Published
    March 11, 2010

    Washington news

    Final draft of Land Use Ordinance ready As a result of citizen input at the public hearing on March 3, the Board of Selectmen, with assistance from several others in a work session immediately following the public hearing, made the numerous changes to the proposed Town of Washington Land Use Ordinance (Revised). The selectmen then voted unanimously to approve it for publication as a final draft. The final …

  • Published
    March 4, 2010

    Washington news

    Indoor yard sale and farmers market The Prescott School Parent Teacher Group will hold a Farmers Market and Flea Market in the Prescott School Gym this Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will help raise much needed funds for the new gardens to be created at the school this spring. The PTG has invited many of the regular farmers market vendors to bring their wares. The PTG is also renting out …

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Washington news

    Land use ordinances to be discussed Washington’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing next week to discuss proposed changes in the town’s land use regulations. The purpose of the meeting is to give our voting citizens a chance to understand the updates before voting on them at our municipal elections next month. The updates clarify some definitions and bring Washington’s land use rules into compliance …

  • Published
    February 18, 2010

    Washington news

    Farmers market this Saturday The Grange Farmers Market will be open this Saturday, Feb. 20 at Evening Star Grange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the second of three winter markets. The regular crew of vendors will have available raw Jersey milk and other dairy items, grass-fed beef, cage-free eggs and chicken, honey and maple syrup, fresh frozen fish, shrimp and other seafood, chevon, and water buffalo meat. There …

  • Published
    February 11, 2010

    Washington news

    Gibbs Library celebrates volunteers On Friday, Feb. 12, Gibbs Library directors will host an evening of food, friendship and fun for Gibbs volunteers. This is a potluck meal and will be held at the VFW Hall on Razorville Road from 6 to 9 p.m. As is a tradition with Gibbs meals, guests are asked to also bring their own place setting – plate, knife, fork, spoon and place mat (cloth, paper or paper towel is OK). …

  • Published
    February 4, 2010

    Washington news

    Spaghetti supper to benefit Noyes On Saturday, Feb. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., a spaghetti supper will be held at Evening Star Grange Hall in Washington with the proceeds going toward the expenses of Sheldon Noyes’ funeral. Sheldon Cedric Noyes died Dec. 30, just four days after his 42nd birthday. Sheldon was a true local who lived and worked in this area all his too short life. Most recently, Sheldon managed …

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Washington news

    Town office — service with a smile Our town office is always busy. Besides being the hub of Washington’s official business, it’s the go-to place for inquiries of all kinds. Last week we had reason to search through some old annual town reports. Really old, like 1900s. There they were in their storage jackets, all in a row. Ann Dean, the town clerk, told us there was an ongoing effort to keep things organized …

  • Published
    January 14, 2010

    Washington news

    Reenie’s retirement open house rich in friendship Maureen “Reenie” Arey delivered letters, bills, packages and yes, junk too, to 450 rural boxes in Washington for more than 20 years before retiring on Dec. 30. Last Sunday, grateful residents on her route enjoyed an open house to give her a happy send-off into retirement. Organized by Postmaster Bob Madden and attended by retired Postmaster Kathy Daniel, the …

  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Washington news

    Open house for Reenie Arey, mail carrier Reenie (Maureen) Arey retired from the U.S. Postal Service on Dec. 30 after more than 20 years of friendly, dependable mail delivery. Those of us in the rural Washington area know Reenie as the great lady who got our mail to us in spite of snow, rain, heat, gloom, hurricane winds and even car trouble. The familiar white station wagon was seen on our roads in fine weather …

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    December 31, 2009

    Washington news

    Water aerobics to start next week Water aerobics is healthy and fun and a good way to keep in shape through the winter. Classes begin next Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Damariscotta Lake Farms in Jefferson. Mary Ann Brown will teach classes in the heated indoor pool three days a week: Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m.; and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost for the pool and instruction is …

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