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By Meredith Toumayan | Jun 19, 2020


Summer is in full swing and it is glorious. My flower gardens are exploding with color, mostly purple, and hummingbirds. The veggies are all in and the garlic is reaching for the sun. Snapping turtles are out laying eggs, and, finally, some real summer heat.

Condolences and appreciation

I want to start out by acknowledging our community’s loss of Harold Edward Moore II in April. Ed will be sorely missed by his family, the Jackson Fire Department, and all who knew him. His family would like to thank everyone for the support they have given in food, well wishes and on the GoFundMe page. And, they thank you for offering to help with the haying!


Congratulations to all of our Mount View graduates! What a strange and tough journey it’s been for our students this spring to wake up one day and head off to school in the school bus, then wake up the next and be told you’ll need to learn everything for the rest of the year from your kitchen table! Kudos to all our students for all their hard work this year.

Congratulations to our eighth grade graduates.

And an especially big "Congratulations!" to our high school seniors: Theodore Dodge, Austin Grotton, Jasmine Klein, Justin Landers, Mallory Stacey, Alphonse Williams and Jessica Worden. We applaud you for all your hard work and wish you every success for the future.

Road work

Please be cautious when driving on Village Road for the next few weeks. Road crews are rebuilding the cement supports under the North Branch Marsh Stream bridge — the bridge on the Monroe end of the Village Road.

Jackson Food Pantry

Reminder: On Monday, June 29, there is no Food Pantry because Good Shepherd will be closed for inventory. They are still looking for volunteers to prepare the next Food Pantry fundraising auction. Come help on June 29, 8:30 a.m. [rain date(s)Tuesday-Wednesday] at Don and Donna Nickerson’s with unloading and sorting donations. You can also help out by cooking for the volunteers (muffins, cinnebuns, cookies, Mac salad, and potato salad); Cindy Ludden will supply what you need to make your items. To volunteer or cook, please let Cindy know, 722-3087. You can also check the “Jackson Food Pantry Auction” Facebook page for timely updates.

Hadley Mill Pond access

Please note: The access to Hadley Mill Pond via the path located on Hadley Mill Road is a public access per Maine State Statute Title 17, Action 3860, available without fear of legal or trespassing repercussions. Considering the closeness of the landowners' home, please respect their privacy, use discretion and do not litter or party at the canoe/kayak input area. Happy paddling!

Jackson Learning Center and Historical Society, aka Jackson Library

The library is still closed due to coronavirus concerns and being able to monitor and disinfect the facility properly. The library will continue to be closed until accommodations can be safely made to reopen. As most of you know, it is the library board’s responsibility to maintain the operation with housekeeping such as vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, sorting and shelving books, etc. Members of the board feel, as a volunteer group with their own concerns, that it is difficult to carry out the protocol to reopen at this time.

Game Loft lunches

Though the Game Loft has suspended regular programming until further notice, they will offer grab-and-go lunches for area youth until schools reopen. Lunch pickup is seven days a week, noon to 2 p.m., at 78A Main St., Belfast. For further info, see or Game Loft on Facebook.


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