Town Office

The previous holder of the Boston Post Cane has passed away, and the Town Office is researching to find the oldest town resident so that the Boston Post Cane can be passed along as it was meant to be. If you or a family member are or will soon be 96 or older, and are a Searsmont resident, please contact the Town Office.

We’re all thankful and relieved that the election is over, but one voter also has a cold hand! A light colored work glove (right hand) was found on Election Day. If this is your glove, it can be claimed at the Town Office. We also have a GM car key that was found in the parking lot from the weekend prior. There were several activities that weekend, and, so far, we have been unable to find the key’s owner.

The Waldo County Humane Society is sponsoring another rabies clinic on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Burnham Municipal Building, 247 Horseback Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. Dr. Sarah Tomalty of Little River Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots.

Rabies shots are free to animal owners in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome to come for shots for a fee of $7. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a 3-year certificate.

There is also a rabies clinic at the Appleton Fire Department on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost for this clinic is $12 per shot. Nail trimming will also be available for $10. Proceeds benefit the Appleton Fire Department.

The Searsmont Fire Department is sponsoring a Hunters' Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 4 to 8 a.m. at the Searsmont Fire House. A $7 donation is encouraged.

The Town Office staff wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Library news; volunteers needed

Things are hopping at the Searsmont Town Library. We are very pleased to welcome new Library Director Steven Brown, who began work at the library on Election Day. The Board of Trustees is so very grateful to Dan McCarthy, the retiring Library director, and Cathy McGahan, who served so splendidly as relief librarian over the past year. Please stop in during library hours to meet Steven.

This is also the time of year when we take stock of our supply of library volunteers, and we would welcome inquiries from any and all of you who may have a little extra time on your hands. Or maybe you love libraries, or books, or you want to learn a new skill.

Shifts are generally a couple of hours per week, so it’s not a big time commitment for any one person. If you are interested, please stop in during library hours (Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and let us know. We would love to see you!