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A rabies clinic will be held at the Appleton Fire Department on January 12th from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 per shot; nail trimming is $10. Proceeds benefit the Appleton Fire Department.

Have you registered your dog(s) yet? Time is running short as all 2018 dog licenses expire on December 31st. Unaltered dogs are $11 to register; altered dogs are $6. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.

Please call the Town Office at 342-5411 on “iffy” weather days to verify the office is open, or check the website at Closures are also posted on WLBZ2/WABI5.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has redesigned the Veterans Plate. All those who have a Veterans Plate will transition to the new plate when they re-register their cars. It is possible to keep the same plate number for an additional fee of $15. The excise tax would be paid at the Town Office, and the registration would have to be completed at a branch office, just like a new vanity plate.

The Secretary of State’s Office has recently determined that the Libertarian Party has been disqualified as a party in Maine due to insufficient numbers of enrolled party members. All those who were enrolled in the Libertarian Party have been changed to unenrolled status.

The Searsmont Town Office will close at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 24th, and will be closed on Christmas Day. Normal hours will be observed on December 31st with the Town Office closing at 6 p.m. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Programs and Events at Searsmont Town Library

Stop by the Searsmont Town Library on Fridays for Music Listening Hour from 1 to 2 p.m. You never know what your ears will discover: From Lizst to the Lounge Lizards! At 3 p.m. we have the Return of the Brick – LEGO Building Club (all children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult).

The library will be closed on Christmas Day but will reopen at 4 p.m. on the 27th for Board Game Night for ages 12-plus. Come with friends or meet some new ones over classics like Scrabble, chess, and cribbage, or try newer games like Tsuro and Ticket-to-Ride.

The Library is starting a birdwatchers series for interested youngsters (ages 6 to 12ish). If you have gently used binoculars you'd consider donating to this program, please contact Steven at 342-5549 or swing by the library.