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William (Bill) Sneed was reelected a selectman on the Election Day June 14. This will be a one-year term.

I want to send condolences to the family of Fred Atward of town. He worked at the mill in Bucksport for many years. I would run into him at times when I was delivering orders for Stock Prep. Nice helpful guy. RIP.

Blaine Warman passed away at his home in New Hampshire. Blaine used to live in the house I now live in. I bought it from his parents, Beanie and Betty Warman, back in 1962. Many memories were discussed and he enjoyed donating to the Historical Society here in town. Sincere condolences to his family.

A gathering for Tucker Boynton will be held by his friends and family Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. at his parents home. Tucker received a serious head injury a month before he was to graduate from the University of Maine. He was in the Hospital in D.C. for a while until they transferred him to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and now he’s at home. He faces a long recovery and several more tests, so hopefully you can attend and give him a day to remember. Go Tucker!

A celebration of life for Paul Maguire Jr. will be held Sunday, June 26, at the Prospect Dining Room starting at 1 p.m. All are welcome and if you like you can bring food. Paul was a nephew to me and even a divorce to his uncle did not change our relationship. He would do whatever he could to help his friends, had a dry sense of humor like his father Paul. He will be missed greatly by his children and family. Will miss you, Paul.

Some happy news — Sue Warren has retired from her job as a teacher of seven years in Orland and 17 years at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. Wish her a long happy retirement.

Belated happy Father’s Day to all fathers. Sure wish mine was here to give a big hug to. Hope you had a great day.

The Bean Supper was a success last Saturday. We wish to thank all the people that cook the food for us and thanks to the people that attend. These suppers are our biggest money raiser and it has been a godsend this year after two years of no suppers. We have raised enough to get the repairs needed by our insurance company so we can get them done before July 17, when they were going to cancel our insurance because the repairs had not been made yet.

Some were trivial but the big ones were all the potholes and cracks had to be filled with asphalt, which was done by Boynton and Sons. The rails on the ramp were insufficient, so Skip McCormack has completely installed new rails and it looks beautiful. Cannot be painted yet as he used pressure-treated wood. Thanks to Chuck and Skip for the fast work getting these things done. Pictures will go to the insurance company to prove the work has been done so they won’t cancel us.

The Historical Society held its meeting June 12 and have made plans to have a Town Picnic down at the Society Building Aug. 20. This is open to all, no charge, just bring a picnic lunch and a chair. There will be a grill available if you want to cook some thing. More on this later.

A group of townspeople have started gathering to write a comprehensive Plan for Prospect and would like to have more join. This is to have a plan on what you want to have Prospect look like in the future. So far there are 12 but would gladly like to have you join and help.

Congratulations to Max Provencher! He was the top graduating Senior at Searsport High. His plans include being a hedge fund manager on Wall Street after attending Bentley University, Waltham, Mass. He gradated with 4.3 GPA. This ambitious young man will go far in the future.