The Searsmont Fire Department is hosting an open house at the new Searsmont Fire House on Sunday, Oct. 14.  Fire House tours and other activities are being planned to start at 10 a.m., along with a chicken barbecue at around noon; a tasty treat at $10 per plate for chicken, chips, a roll and a brownie.  Hope you all come.


Absentee ballots will be available soon for the upcoming election, but you can submit an absentee ballot request now, and a ballot will be sent to you by mail as soon as they are received (anticipated by next week).


You may fill out the request form at the Town Office or go online to make an electronic request.  There is a link available on the announcements page at  Telephone requests are accepted from individuals at the Town Office at 342-5411, or family members may complete the request in the office for you.


If you haven’t yet registered to vote, there is still time.  Voter registration applications can be completed at the Town Office up until Election Day Nov. 6, and you can register at the polls on Election Day.  Proof of ID and residency are required.

Voter registrations by mail can be accepted until Oct. 16 at the Town Office; make sure you send a copy of your ID and proof of residency.  After Oct. 16, all voter registrations must be completed in person at the Town Office or the polls.


A celebration of Melvin Shure's life


Melvin Shure passed away Sept. 1.  Please join Mel's family at the Searsmont Community Center on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m.  Mel was a witty and compelling storyteller, and in his memory we will be sharing stories from and about his 98 years.  Refreshments will follow the stories.