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  • Published
    September 20, 2020

    Winterport news Golfers prepare for course closure Streamside Golf Course saw its final rounds this week, as golfers prepared for the courses permanent closure on Sept. 22. The course, which was listed for nearly $400,000 on May 27, has been on the market several times over the years. While the occasional interested investor has toured the property, offers have always seemed to fall through — up until …

  • Published
    September 14, 2020

    Winterport news Ambulance service funding further delayed The $30,000 awarded to the Winterport Ambulance Service by a vote of the townspeople has once again been delayed. The vote, which was held at the yearly town meeting, included a stipulation that a committee be formed to assess the necessity of a local emergency medical service. At its Sept. 8 meeting, the Town Council continued to review applicants …

  • Published
    September 7, 2020

    Winterport news Town proposes Elm Street as “no thruway” Recent discussion among members of the Town Council has sparked the possibility of declaring Elm Street a no thruway for large trucks. The debate started back in late July when the council was reviewing changes to the yearly paving projects. Elm Street is in poor condition and is on the docket to be paved this year. One of the contributing factors …

  • Published
    August 28, 2020

    Winterport news 323-0050 Council approves summer paving projects After months of deliberation, the Town Council has approved the town’s summer paving projects. The proposal was first discussed in May, and started by Town Manager Michael Crooker making the council aware that there was $115,000 left in last year’s paving budget. The town received six bids for the paving of 2.8 miles of local roads. An …

  • Published
    May 23, 2020

    Winterport News 323-0050 Council plans paving project Residents on Elm, Commercial, and Washington streets, as well as Baker, Staples, and Stream roads can expect a smoother ride home soon, as the town plans for the 2020 paving season. Six bids were opened last Tuesday night for the paving of 2.8 miles of local roads. General Contractor Vaughn D. Thibodeau II, Wellman Paving, Hopkins Paving, Roundy’s …

  • Published
    May 18, 2020

    Winterport News 323-0050 Two council seats available Nomination papers for a spot on the Town Council are now available at the Town Office. There are currently two seats open, with the terms of Councilors Ann Ronco and Peter Rioux both expiring this year. As of the beginning of the week, two individuals had taken out papers, but none had been returned yet. They are tasked with the responsibility of …

  • Published
    October 27, 2019

    Winterport Council considers cannabis While no formal vote of the entire Town Council has been taken, the municipal officers of the town of Winterport have chosen not to “opt in” to the cannabis laws set forth by the state — not yet, anyway. Recreational marijuana in Maine has been a topic of varied opinions and broad bewilderment. In November 2016, Maine voters approved Question 1 and joined eight …

  • Published
    October 21, 2019

    Winterport News

    323-0050 Waldo County deputy sheriff hired as new Recreation director Casey Ashey has been hired as Winterport’s Recreation director. He replaces Greg DaSilva, who announced his resignation in August. In a post on Winterport Recreation’s Facebook page, DaSilva wrote, “This decision (to resign) came after much thought and deliberation and comes with mixed feelings. Multiple factors led me …

  • Published
    March 23, 2019

    Winterport Town News 323-0050 From the Town Office The second half of property taxes were due on March 16 and unpaid taxes are accruing interest daily. If you have recently purchased a home and have lived in it for more than one year, you should look into filling out the homestead exemption application. The homestead exemption provides a reduction of up to $20,000 in the value of your home for property tax …

  • Published
    March 1, 2019

    Winterport Town News 323-0050 Indoor Golf Tournament The Wagner Pride Pack is hosting its second annual Indoor Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals can enjoy unlimited playing time on a nine-hole course with holes designed by Wagner Middle School students and parents. Concessions will be on sale. The cost is $3 for children ages 4-9, $5 for ages 10 and up, and free …

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