Stockton Springs Report
According to schedule posted on the town website, www.stocktonsprings.org, the Select Board will convene at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the town hall. The Library Committee meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the library. If you are on a town board or committee, please check the town website to ensure they have it correct.
The Select Board and town manager are moving ahead with the work of bringing the question of withdrawal from RSU 20 to the voters. We have been told that it is a lengthy process and that updates will be announced via the town email list. To be added to that list, send your request to email@example.com.
The Stockton Springs Community Library will be having an adult Sunday afternoon Movie, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at the library. The Great Gatsby will be the feature movie. A childrens movie will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the library. They will be offered Looney Tunes. I have seen The Great Gatsby. I may go with the Looney Tunes.
On Jan 28, a group of Stockton Springs and Searsport residents gathered at the Stockton Springs Town Hall to discuss their concerns about the future of public education in our towns. I attended and it was a pleasant and informative meeting. In a town ran by citizen legislators, we are all responsible for staying abreast on matters that affect the decisions they have to make. Future meetings are being planned and will be announced when confirmed.
We would like to thank Dawn Staples-Knox for the work that she and the many others at SDMHS have done for our town's children. I single her out as she is the one who recently brought it to our attention. Her interest in education is a family trait. Her mother was life-long educator, Mary Staples. The childrens room of the SSCL, dedicated to her, speaks of her devotion to education. I have a picture of Dawn's sister, Andrea Staples sitting on the steps that invite children to climb the steps to Mary's room. Andrea is the former Media Specialist of the SES. She has in Africa now, sharing her gifts with the international community. The girls father, Basil Staples is a local entrepreneur and volunteer. There is not a soul in town who doesn't know what Basil’s Bottles means. Basil collects and redeems the library's donated bottles which goes to a fund that has helped our library grow. Its a good family and we are proud them and their long history here in the beautiful town of Stockton Springs.