Get ready, winter is coming! Snowmobile stickers are in and available for purchase now. Snowmobile stickers expire in June.

The town of Prospect is currently seeking an Appeals Board member. The Appeals Board is a board of three that acts only when the Planning Board has denied an intention to build or a site plan application or anything in accordance with local ordinances, and the decision is appealed by the applicant. The board reviews the application and decides whether or not the application is denied or approved. This board meets once a year. If you would like to be the third member of our excellent team, contact the Town Office for further information, 567-3661.

Tax season is in full swing. Your tax bills are due to be paid by Oct. 31. I am open until 6 p.m. that evening. We will be handing out candy to trick or treaters during our regular business hours that day. The Fire House will be handing out candy from 5 p.mm and will go until 7:30 p.m.

Fort Knox will be hosting its annual Fright at the Fort. This year the theme is based on Stephen King novels. Fright dates are set for October 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10 per adult and $5 for children under 12. For more information, visit fortknoxmaine.com.

The next free rabies clinic through the Waldo County Human Society will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Brooks Fire Station from 9 to 11 a.m. New dog tags will be available at the Prospect Town Office Oct. 16. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination and/or spay/neutered certificate. Dog registrations are due by Dec. 31.

Election season has started. Absentee ballots are available with written request form or electronically at https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl. All ballots are due back by Election Day, Nov. 6, no later than 8 p.m.

Prospect history: Did you know?

The Bangor and Aroostock Railroad completed a southern extension in 1905. The Prospect station and water tank were located on Route 1A between Route 174 and Muskrat Farm Road. The station closed in the late 1920s. Prospect history facts are submitted by Historical Society member Sharon Sneed.