Have you paid your plow driver? There is a shortage of plow drivers. As much as we hate to admit it, snow season will soon be upon us. The Town Office often gets calls requesting the names and phone numbers of snow plow operators available for hire. If you have a snow plow business and would like to be added to our list, please contact the Town Office at 342-5411.

2019 Dog Licenses are now available for sale at the Town Office.

A rabies clinic has been scheduled in Searsmont at the Community Building on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. All dogs must always be on a leash and under the owner’s control. Cats must be in secure carriers. Bring proof of the previous rabies vaccination to get a three-year certificate. The clinic is free for Waldo County residents, and $7 per shot for non-residents. A town clerk will also be available to sell 2019 dog licenses to Searsmont residents during the clinic.

The next election is Nov. 6, a state, general and referendum election. The polls will open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots may be returned to the Town Office by a voter or other designated person, or by mail. However they come back, they must be received in the Town Office by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Nov. 1. After that, absentee ballots are only available for specific circumstances.

Speaking of voters, we had a call recently from someone concerned about reports that voters were being expunged from the voter lists. These rumors are bunk, in Maine anyway. The state of Maine makes it very easy for residents to register to vote, and more difficult to remove them other than the death of a voter, a move to another town, or at the request of a voter. The procedures for removal of a voter are specific, and cannot happen close to an election. So rest assured and exercise your privilege to vote on Election Day.

The Waldo County Triad Newsletter can be accessed at The newsletter contains valuable information on scams, local programs and resources.

Did you know they offer the Waldo County Wanderer Program? If you worry about a loved one who wanders, you can register him or her with the Waldo County Wanderer Program to help make a return quicker.