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Recycling dates this month are the 10th and 24th. On storm days, recycling or trash pickup may be delayed to the next day. The next e-waste day will be Saturday, Feb. 26, as regularly scheduled on the last Saturday of the month.

According to Town Manager Mac Smith, the harbormaster, Dave Estes, will come up with a plan to remove the sailboat that sank during the winter storm Kenan, and hazard lights will be placed near the boat.

The Town Office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21 for President’s Day. The town has a heat assistance fund for anyone in need these cold days.

Just Barb’s has reopened and Fridays will be prime rib nights. Looks like their hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Melissa Thompson’s Stockton Harbor Soap is open Friday and Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. for your Valentine gifts.

Congratulations to Gary Winders of Stockton Springs for winning the 2021 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp competition. He won for his painting of Long Tailed Ducks entitled “Quiet Water.” Buying a stamp supports wetlands conservation and management throughout the state of Maine. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife publishes the duck stamp yearly and it is available for purchase at its website. To purchase a limited edition print of the winning entry, visit garywinders.com.

Lots of winter storms this last week but the days are getting longer, which is great. Hopefully the temperatures will start to moderate as we get closer to March. The Olympics are on and it’s great to know that the boots the athletes wore in the opening ceremony were made in Maine. Also, the Super Bowl will be on Sunday! So stay safe and binge watch all the winter sports.

Thought for the week: “Kites rise highest against the wind — not with it.” — Winston Churchill