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Stockton Springs News

By Ellen Holland | Feb 08, 2020


Community Library

On Feb. 12 and 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Stockton Springs Community Library, there will be an interactive book discussion on the new book, "Our Better Angels - Seven Simple Virtues that Will Change Your Life and the World," by Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. It is free and open to the public and you don’t need to have read the book to participate. The discussion is facilitated by the Sandy Point Congregational Church.

The first session will focus on building the virtue of kindness into our lives and the second session will be on the virtue of respect.

On Monday, Feb. 17, a new book club will be starting up at 1 p.m., so come on out and join up. It's always interesting to find out what other people are reading.

Also, don't forget, if you need tax help, to schedule an appointment at 567-3137.

Upcoming is a movie night on Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. showing "The Abominable Snowman."

Town Office

Absentee ballots are available through Feb. 27 for the March 3 election. Melissa A. Moody is running for the Board of Selectmen, filling a term from March 3, 2020, to June 30, 2021. There will also be a municipal referendum on whether to sell the elementary school on Church Street.

The Board of Selectmen will meet Thursday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m.

RSU 20

Feb. 17 is President's Day and schools are closed, as well as through the entire week ending Feb. 21 for winter vacation.

There is a winter storm going on over the next two days with snow, sleet and fog in the area. It's a good time to clean out closets and get rid of extra stuff to take to Goodwill or other thrift charity stores. I recently painted a bathroom, as it's a perfect time for freshening up your space. I hope no one suffers a power loss, as that is no fun.

Someone in a trailerable boat continues to go out of the harbor in the dark when weather permits. Spring was predicted on Groundhog Day to come in six weeks, but if it is anything like last year's spring, it was more like six months. Sunset is coming almost an hour later, at 4:51 p.m., than in December. This is the time of year to go out and buy a flowering plant to add some color and brightness to your world.

Thought for the week: "The only way round is through." — Robert Frost.


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