Town Office

Recycling is Thursday, Jan. 26.

AARP will hold its Tax-Aide Program in the basement of the Stockton Springs Town Hall on Saturdays between Feb. 4 and April 8, to help prepare and e-file federal and state income tax returns. The service is free, is provided by IRS certified volunteers, and is open to all ages. If you are interested in receiving tax help, please call Joel at 207-491-9441 to schedule a Saturday appointment.

Dog licenses for 2023 are available at the Town Office. A late fee of $25 per dog will be charged after January 31. Snowmobile and boat registration, hunting and fishing licenses for 2023 are also available.


Matt Bolduc, of From Above Ministry, is gathering signatures on a petition to the Select Board asking for a town ordinance to support efforts to help residents in cleaning up and repairing their yards and homes, especially where children, veterans and the elderly live.

He is asking for support when he presents the petition at the Select Board meeting on March 27 at 8 a.m. at the Town Office. Anyone interested in signing the petition or assisting in this endeavor, please call him at 207-299-7394.

Community Library

The next Story Hour is on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. Be sure to check on Facebook for bulletins when the all-volunteer staff must close the library because of inclement weather.

Community Builders

Looks like the next Bingo night will be Tuesday, Feb. 14, which is Valentine’s Day, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Town Office.

Waffles and Wisdom Winter 2023

The Sandy Point Congregational Church is sponsoring a Cabin Fever Reliever waffle luncheon for the next four Wednesdays (Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 8 and 15) from noon to 1 p.m. Pastor Steve Alspach will host and cook up a batch of homemade waffles to be served with coffee or juice. After a short reading and prayer, fellowship will open to general conversation.

All are welcome to take a lunch break at the church, enjoy the view as they come and go and leave refreshed to finish the day. Those who have a special topping for waffles are invited to bring some to share. For more information, call the church and leave a message at 207-567-3073 or call 207-323-7900.

Winter vacation

Regional School Unit 20’s winter break is scheduled for the week of Feb. 20-24.

Local products

Melissa Thompson will be selling her Rainbow White tea and Ginger, Champagne, Love, Chocolate and Roses soaps. She also will have all-natural Pine Tar soap back in stock, Calendula and Buttermilk soap with lemon and ginger and Rosemary Lime. They will be ready Feb. 10, in time for Valentines Day — or for just because.

Lots of messy storms have been hitting us. It’s not as bad as California, though, with all their floods and mudslides. Their reservoirs are filling up, though, and that is a good thing. Surely Maine can use the water as well.

An estimated 858,000 Maine people will receive relief checks for $850 from the budget surplus because of increased costs as a result of pandemic-driven inflation, ranging from higher energy costs to increased prices of everyday goods. To be eligible, individuals must have filed a 2021 Maine individual income tax return by Oct. 31, 2022, as a full-year Maine resident. This will be great for those oil or propane bills and for the high cost of groceries now. People on Social Security also got a raise this year. So after the next storm, go outside and make a snow angel like you did when you were a child!

Thought for the week

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” — Susan Orlean