Stockton Springs Report

By Jeff Davis | May 09, 2014
Photo by: Jeff Davis Stockton Springs Historical Society member Diane Coose Littlefield shares her historic photographs with member Ralph Grimes.

Municipal News

The Recycle Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at the town hall.

The Select Board will convene 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the town hall.

The School Withdrawal Committee is in full swing as they work to form a plan of withdraw to present to the town. They met with the Searsport Withdraw Committee and visited the Bucksport school. RSU 20 BOD member, representing the RSU on the four person committee, advised me of their plans to seek a charter school to visit. The Committee only had 90 days to complete their work and we appreciate their time and dedication to the town.

As the summer traffic increases, we want to remind you of the 12 ton limit on the Mill Pond Bridge on Cape Jellison. This limit does not affect passenger vehicles. But we may see an increase in heavy truck traffic on the bay side of the cape. So far, all the trucks we have seen are working on this side.

On May 9, Karl Ward, candidate for state representative in district 131 spoke to a group of residents at the town hall. Mr. Ward is running against Sandy Point resident Veronica Magnan in the race

Volunteer News

The tickets for the Stockton Springs Community Library’s Annual Tea are selling fast. The 1:00 PM seating is sold out. There are still tickets available for the 3:00 seating. The date is Sunday, Sept 7. Also don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Annual Book, Bake, and Plant sale on Saturday June 7. I saw Pat Curley out behind the library working in the flower garden in preparation for the sale. She told me that when she was finished, she and husband Peter had to go mow lawns. They make me tired watching them.

I had the honor of attending the May meeting of the Stockton Springs Historical Society. Faith Campbell guided the group through the old and new business as Marion Fisher banged the gavel to move the excited group of 15 members along. They have some wonderful things planned for the residents of the town, but I have nothing official to announce today. The meeting was followed by a presentation on the town's cemeteries by Andre Blanchard of Sandy Point.

Resident News

Municipal News

The Recycle Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at the town hall.

The Select Board will convene 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the town hall.

The School Withdrawal Committee is in full swing as they work to form a plan of withdraw to present to the town. They met with the Searsport Withdraw Committee and visited the Bucksport school. RSU 20 BOD member, representing the RSU on the four person committee, advised me of their plans to seek a charter school to visit. The Committee only had 90 days to complete their work and we appreciate their time and dedication to the town.

As the summer traffic increases, we want to remind you of the 12 ton limit on the Mill Pond Bridge on Cape Jellison. This limit does not affect passenger vehicles. But we may see an increase in heavy truck traffic on the bay side of the cape. So far, all the trucks we have seen are working on this side.

On May 9, Karl Ward, candidate for state representative in district 131 spoke to a group of residents at the town hall. Mr. Ward is running against Sandy Point resident Veronica Magnan in the race

Volunteer News

The tickets for the Stockton Springs Community Library’s Annual Tea are selling fast. The 1:00 PM seating is sold out. There are still tickets available for the 3:00 seating. The date is Sunday, Sept 7. Also don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Annual Book, Bake, and Plant sale on Saturday June 7. I saw Pat Curley out behind the library working in the flower garden in preparation for the sale. She told me that when she was finished, she and husband Peter had to go mow lawns. They make me tired watching them.

I had the honor of attending the May meeting of the Stockton Springs Historical Society. Faith Campbell guided the group through the old and new business as Marion Fisher banged the gavel to move the excited group of 15 members along. They have some wonderful things planned for the residents of the town, but I have nothing official to announce today. The meeting was followed by a presentation on the town's cemeteries by Andre Blanchard of Sandy Point.

Jeri Cole of the Fort Point Lighthouse advises that work on the new garage is coming along nicely and the Fort Point State Park is open for the season.

Resident News

Royce Smith was laid to rest on Friday, May 9 at the Sandy Point Cemetery. His family requested the Legion Post be in attendance and to serve as pall bearers as well as providing a color guard. Rest in peace, brother Smith.

I received a telephone call from resident Tamber Faunce. She thanked me for mentioning her son Roland's graduation. But she insisted that she was only announcing it and not really bragging him up, as I stated. Then, she gave me an example of bragging him up. Roland, known as Rocky, not only graduated from Beal with a degree in conservation law enforcement, he graduated with the award for highest GPA and the Michael Ritchie Memorial Award “for honesty, integrity, dedication to the procession of law enforcement.” Rocky is applying in August to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy to become a game warden. Thank you, Tamber for squaring me up on the difference between announcing and bragging up.

Welcome back to our snowbirds, Bert and Rhonda Maddocks. If Rhonda is back, can the sunshine be far behind?

I don't belief that I have ever announced a birthday. I guess nobody has ever asked. If you have a birthday that you would like to announce, drop me a line at jeffdavis55@hotmail.com. I'll break the ice by announcing the birthday of my beloved Laverne Davis. Born Laverne Marie McLaughlin on May 19, 1948, honey was the second of three children and only daughter of Jack and Yvonne (Vonnie) McLaughlin. She was born in the Camden Hospital and brought up in the house we share on Cape Jellison. When I met her, she had two sons, Kurt (16) and Kevin (18). I had two of my own, Sarah Anne (5) and little Jeff (3). Honey and I hooked up and three years later, she made an honest man out of me. Over the years, she became the reason I got back up when I fell down. She was the gravitation pull that kept me grounded, the compass that I turned to when I questioned the course I was on. Today, she is the light that I see in the darkness, the warmth I feel in the cold and the main reason that I love the beautiful town of Stockton Springs.

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