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    January 7, 2010

    Animal shelter can help with New Year’s resolutions

    Happy new year. Did you make a New Year's resolution this year? Believe it or not, the Humane Society of Knox County provides plenty of opportunities to successfully fulfill many of the top resolutions that people make. Did you promise to get in better shape? Why not walk a shelter dog. It is great exercise and the dogs really appreciate the time outdoors and the individual attention they long for. Better yet, ...

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    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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    January 7, 2010

    Lincolnville news

    Municipal meetings All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted. The selectmen meet Monday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.; televised. The budget committee meets Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 the land use committee meets at 6 p.m., followed by the planning board at 7 p.m. Also that same evening, the lakes and ponds committee meets at 7 p.m. Census takers There ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Hope news

    Snowmobile meeting Guess what? It's snowing as I write this so maybe there will be a chance for people to go snowmobiling. Why don't you go to the Hatchet Mt. Sno-Riders snowmobile meeting, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Hope Town Hall. A potluck supper at 6 p.m. will be followed by a business meeting. I am sure they will discuss the trails and where they are. I know of one trail that has to be ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Rockport news

    Town meetings The Library Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. and the Conservation Committee will meet Friday, Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. The Select Board will meet Monday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the opera house. The Ordinance Committee will meet Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 a.m. The Harbor Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. and the Planning Board will meet (at the opera house) at 7 p.m. All meetings are ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Thanks to shelter supporters

    We want to begin the new year with a huge “thank you!” to everyone who has supported the shelter this year in thought, word or deed, including lemonade stands, food drives, special events, donations and more. According to our good friend Bob Josselyn at Hannaford Supermarket, more than 50 of you donated the shelter supply bags he so kindly offered on our behalf over the holiday season. Despite ending 2009 with a ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Food drive is service project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Last year, President Barack Obama encouraged the tradition of service as a feature of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. This tradition continues locally through Wednesday, Jan. 20 with the Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Food Drive for the Thomaston Interfaith Fellowship Food Pantry and the Friendship Cushing Food Pantry. Additionally, this year's celebration will include a showing of a one-hour ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Kaplan Thompson Architects wins national award for BrightBuilt Barn

    The BrightBuilt Barn has won the 2009 LEED for Homes Innovative Project Award from the U.S. Green Building Council. Phil Kaplan, Tedd Benson of Bensonwood, and BrightBuilt Barn owner Keith Collins accepted the award at GreenBuild, the annual conference of the Green Building Council. "BrightBuilt Barn was selected for this award because it brings to life a vision of an evolved future for the homebuilding ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Gibbs Library offers amnesty for fines

    To celebrate the new year, Gibbs Library is offering amnesty for book fines through Feb. 14. Any patron who has an overdue book may return that book and have all fines forgiven. "We're most interested in having the books returned than collecting the fines," said Paulette Oboyski, president of the Washington Library Association. Books may be returned to the library during regular hours, or dropped in the ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Thomaston library to host storytelling sessions with town officials

    The Thomaston Public Library is introducing a series of monthly programs called the Saturday Family Story Hour. Each month a representative from the various Thomaston  boards, departments or committees will read a selection of stories to children of all ages. The community gathering will be an opportunity for families and elected and appointed Thomaston officers to share a fun hour together. The first program ...


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