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Meet Mr. Biddle, our new director of Emergency Management

With all the crazy things happening in this world today from a pandemic, school shootings, and weather catastrophes, it is good to know that we have a very experienced man in charge. Paul Biddle has a long resume serving 23 years in law enforcement and 16 years working as a security adviser to governments all over the world.

He tips his hat to Bud Rivers, who has served as Emergency Management director for many years in Searsport and built a solid emergency structure. Biddle wants to broaden our preparedness to less- thought-of threats like food insecurity and fuel insecurity.

He hopes to develop a strong volunteer program with Searsport residents thorough training and find out who wants to participate, what skills do they already have and what would they like to do. We need townspeople to work with police support, fire support, community engagement, disaster assistance and search and rescue.

And how did the very accomplished retired Brit find his way to Searsport? It was the only rental house he and his wife could find that would take two dogs and three cats in June!  He smiles when he says that Searsport has been very welcoming. If you would like to be involved with Emergency Management for our community, give the Town Office a call and get on Paul’s list!

Is this the best July ever for weather?! Here is what is coming up in the next few weeks.

Penobscot Marine Museum

On Thursday, July 21, there is a Hidden History Walking Tour from 5 to 7 p.m. Find out some of the stories behind the stories of the villagers in the 19th century. Here’s a hint: some of them are a little scandalous! Fee of $8 to $10 per person.

Jr. Adventurers Club continues on Tuesday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with this week’s theme of Pirates and Maps. This is a drop-in program for kids and their families full of crafts and activities.

Carver Garden Party

Come to the first Chef’s Showcase Garden Party on Aug. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Carver Memorial Library grounds. This is a fundraiser for landscaping on the library grounds. Restaurants include the new Homeport Tavern, Rio’s Spiked Cafe, Hey Sailor, Massimo’s, RasDaf Falafel, Coastal Coffee, Dino’s, Bricks and Sticks, Angler’s, Tozier’s Splendiferous Sweet Shoppe, Stone Fox Farm Creamery, and some special treats from library volunteer bakers. Tickets are $20 in advance at the library and $25 at the door. Come have a taste of Searsport. It should be a memorable event!