Town Office

Don’t forget that if you are interested in running for a town office, you need to get nomination papers at the Town Office and have them in by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. Also, there are many openings on town committees, so please contact Mac Smith, interim manager, at 567-3404 to volunteer.

Debris Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, at 7 a.m. For a list of what is acceptable, please contact the Town Office. Dog licenses are also available for 2021. There is food available on the front porch of the Town Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursdays, free to anyone in need. Plus, there is food for your pets as well. The town meeting is Saturday, June 12, at 9 a.m. with a drive-in format.

RSU 20

Spring vacation for Regional School Unit 20 will be April 19-23 this year.

Just Barb’s has reopened and is open for breakfasts Friday-Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. Also, prime rib night on Friday nights is back. Brian Sullivan has been posting on the Stockton Springs Talks Facebook page, and the restaurant’s interior has been remodeled. The trim on the building is now blue instead of red and looks sharp.

Eric Jurgenson will be selling vegetable seedlings and they can be preordered by contacting him on his Facebook page. The Stockton Springs Talks page seems to be a good place to post any small business ventures in our area.

The weather here has been very cold and windy but next week’s forecast is for days in the 50s and 60s. My daffodils are up and the snow is melted in most spots. I haven’t seen any pansies out yet, but that is a beginning spring plant that I can’t resist. Time to take down the Christmas wreath and put out some spring decorations.

Soon enough there will be more boats being put into the harbor as snowbirds begin to return to Maine. Mud season is officially here as the Carriage Roads in Acadia have been closed and other local nature preserves with mud roads or parking lots have been closed. The ospreys always come back around the middle of April and I look forward to seeing them pass overhead with a fish in their talons. Stay well!

Thought for the week: “A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” — William Makepeace Thackeray.