Community Library

The library now has a special display on "Teen Mental Health." They have brochures and books on all aspects of issues that many of our teens are experiencing. Feel free to come in and browse, take a brochure or borrow a book or two.

Don’t forget that the annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 5. Always a great sale!

Town Office

Nomination papers for Board of Selectmen, school board and fire chief are due back April 29. Recycling dates for May will be Thursdays, May 13 and 27. Town meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 12. The election will be on Tuesday, June 8.

The Stockton Harbor Yacht Club and the Board of Selectmen went back and forth a couple of times on the club's offer to build and donate an extension of the harbormaster boat float for use for dinghy parking, but then the Yacht Club rescinded its offer. The proposal is not currently under consideration by the Harbor Committee, as of the most recent selectmen's meeting.

The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the use of the plot of land on Steamboat Wharf Road as a recreational community garden for the benefit of the nonprofit Kindness Program.

Don’t forget Debris Day on Saturday, May 15!

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

There will be a Mt. Tuck hike on Thursday, May 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. Please call 236-7091 for more information.

There is another new business in Stockton Springs, which is offering microgreens grown right here in town and will deliver to your home or office (Stockton, Searsport or Belfast). Stockhaven Farm can be checked out at its new website, stockhavenfarm.com, for ordering and delivery info. Good luck to Mary Hager! The farm will be delivering on Thursdays and Fridays, according to the website, and ordering is done through the website.

Speedy recovery to Dick Pendleton on his recent surgery. Happy belated birthday to Robbie Small-Pendleton, our former town clerk. Condolences also to the family on the death of Robert Small Jr., who lived on Cape Jellison and was a longtime employee of the Bucksport paper mill.

This week the weather has been all over the place with warm days, rainy days and even snow flurries yesterday. The winds have been so strong coming across the harbor that they blew the glass top off of my outdoor table. Luckily, it did not break. The grass is getting greener each day and the leaves on the trees are starting to bud and open. The trees across the harbor have taken on their reddish hue, and soon enough green leaves will follow.

The osprey have returned, but even though my hummingbird feeders are up, I have yet to see one. They usually appear when the dandelions start blooming. Everyone is really looking forward to warmer weather and being able to put away our winter jackets!

Perhaps on a nice day, take a picnic lunch down to the harbor, or to the Sandy Point beach or to the Lighthouse at Fort Point. Enjoy whatever your week brings you!

Thought for the week: “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” — Coretta Scott King.