Stockton Springs Report
The Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the town office.
The Select Board will convene at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the town office.
The Historical Society holds its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Colcord House.
E-Waste drop off is scheduled for 9-noon on Saturday, August 31 at the Stockton Springs Public Works Facility. E-Waste drop off is available the residents of Stockton Springs and Prospect.
Town Manager Rich Couch sent the following announcement via the town email. “The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Cross Center in Bangor and they are offering Stockton Springs residents discount tickets! Please see the file attached for more information or contact Cole Schlesinger at 602-707-7035 or e-mail him at Schlesinger@Harlem Globetrotters.com. The Globetrotters will be appearing in Bangor 2 nights - September 20th and 21st at 7 PM. This event is part of the ongoing celebration of the opening of Bangor's new Cross Center.”
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Thank you Searsport TRJ columnist Dick Desmarais for sharing the following information with his fellow columnist. We stick together.
“Glenn Blair from USDA will be taking appointments regarding the 502 direct loan and 504 Repair and Rehabilitation Grant Program in Searsport on Tuesday Sept 10th from 9AM-2PM. This invitation is for all Searsport and Stockton Springs residents and all ages. Glenn will sit down and explain the programs and help with the application. If you are 62 and older you may qualify for a 504 repair grant. They will help with wells/septic systems etc. Last year they helped a Searsport resident with her well who was over 62. And another person with siding on her home. If interested please call Susan with the Town of Searsport at 323-2396 to set up the appointment. The appointments will be held at the Public Safety Building in Searsport. Hope to see you there!”
The RSU 20 Open House is scheduled for Sept 3. This is also the first day of school for grades 1-9 and orientation for grade 6. Sept. 4 is the first day of school for the remainder of the students.
The Single Run Bus schedule is available at www.rsu20.org. In Stockton Springs, it arrives at the Muskrat Farm Road at 6:45 a.m. It arrives in Searsport at 7:48. The return trip leaves the school at 2:40 p.m. The last stop is on the Pout Town/Harris Road at 3:30 p.m.
The RSU 20 BOD will post the Budget warrant in all towns on Sept. 3. The state-mandated Public Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the THMS. The third attempt at passing a budget will be Sept 17, when the Budget Referendum vote is held in all the towns in the district. Stockton Springs voters will cast their votes in the lower level of the town hall. Please attend the Sept 10 meeting and cast your vote on Sept. 17.
I received a press release from the Stockton Springs Community Library's Susan Henkel. “The Summer Adult Reading Program will now become the Thursday Adult Reading Program. It will be held the third Thursday of each month starting in September. There is a sign up list on the SSCL desk for SSCL patrons to add their names if they are interested in joining the current group. The September book, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, and the October book, The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones, are going to be on the Kindles (Thanks Pat!) and Pat will order books for SSCL later this week. If you are at SSCL for library coverage, please let patrons know about this second reading group! We welcome all folks who like to read. It is free! It is enlightening. Thanks!” Thank you Susan for your volunteer work at the library.
Pat Curley emailed to remind us that the SSCL will be closed on Sept. 7 in order for volunteers to prepare for the Annual Afternoon Tea on Sept. 8. I was there last week and the side room was covered in plastic bins full of things. The Library teas are always a success. I see no reason why this one won't surpass the others.
The Sandy Point Community Club is having a bonfire on Sandy Point Beach from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. The rain date is Sept. 7. This is an annual event and a club favorite. Come out and join us.
By the time this goes to print the Stockton Springs/Searsport Ride for Supplies will have passed. We are hoping for a successful turnout. The need to supplement the supplies provided to our educators has been well established. If you would like to help, I have a list of supplies they use and will email it to anyone who would like it. Contact me at email@example.com. It is our hope that school supply drives will become a regular part of Stockton Springs life.
If you have not already done so, please visit the town office and purchase your Stockton Springs Tee shirt ($12), coffee mug ($5) and oval sticker ($2). All proceeds are used to replenish the stock and “to help supplement tax dollars and allow the Town to purchase needed items that would benefit the entire Town and make Stockton Springs and even better place for all to enjoy.” The Laverne Davis Fund joins the Lambert Trust, the Kayla Bickford Fund and other monies donated by those who love the beautiful town of Stockton Springs.