Town Office

The town was recently approached by Searsport with an invitation for Stockton to join in its newly renovated wastewater treatment facility. The Select Board will look into this in the fall and is seeking input from residents.

A sewer line would run along the two towns on Route 1. Longtime residents know that the town has studied this before and would have to raise the money through bonds and grants.

Please send your comments to Town Manager Mac Smith at manager@stocktonsprings.org, or 217 Main St., Stockton Springs, ME 04981.

It looks like the state will be starting its project on Route 1 by Just Barb’s soon.

The Stockton Springs Ambulance service will be having its annual Run for Your Life 5K/12K fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. The event will start at the Stockton Springs Town Office, go around Cape Jellison and end back at the Town Office. For more information, please contact the event coordinator, Lee Philbrook, at dwayne.lee.philbrook@gmail.com or call 207-299-2464.

Community Library

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., the library is hosting an authors’ talk. Three Maine authors, William Anthony, Hans Krichels and Janet Williams, will be discussing their latest books.  Please call the library at 207-567-4147 or email stocktonstaff@stocktonsprings.lib.me.us for more information.

Maine Sea Source in Stockton is selling lobsters and rock crabs directly to people. According to their Facebook page, they are asking you to pre-order at least 24 hours in advance to assure they can fulfill your order completely. There is a minimum of eight lobsters to an order. Message Maine Sea Source on Facebook to place an order.

Lindsey Hutchings is selling T-shirts and vegetables at her farm stand on Sandy Point Road.

I wish someone would open an ice cream stand nearby that stayed open after dinner until 9 p.m. It seems they all close by 6 p.m., which doesn’t give you a chance to eat dinner and then go out for ice cream.

Summer is going way too fast and it has really been a hot one. The grass is brown, which is pretty usual for August, and we are supposed to have some rain this coming week. Bangor got a big storm right before the Jimmy Buffett concert; several neighbors went to see him and enjoyed the music.

There are lots of campers and cars with kayaks on top and bikes on the back on Route 1. Usually by the third week in August the cars with southern license plates are gone as children start school in August, unlike Maine where schools usually open around Labor Day. No teacher in August wants to hear that school will be starting up soon.

Don’t forget to look up in the sky this coming week to look for the Perseid meteor showers on a clear night. The sun is setting around 8 p.m. now, so there is still a lot of daylight left. I always anticipate the start of the fall season, and look forward to the beauty of the changing leaves.

Thought for the week

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” — St. Francis of Assisi.