Sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Clem Blakney. His tragic death will not soon be forgotten. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The Thorndike Fire Company wishes to thank all who worked on their annual boot drive and to all those who donated. A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you.

The Common Ground Fair has come and gone once again and drew thousands to this area. It is a boost to all the local businesses.

The annual Austin J. Grant memorial breakfast is quickly approaching. It is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Thorndike Town Office. If you want to sponsor an ad on the tee shirts or donate to the raffle, contact Lori Grant.

Condolences are also going out to the family and friends of Bruce Thompson. I am sure that he will be missed by his family and many friends.

I am still looking for a PSS (personal support specialist) or someone willing to learn the job, to work in my home. Contact me for more info if you are interested.

Have a great week and contact me with your news items before Friday a.m., please.

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