Knox Town News

By Rita Doughty | Jan 06, 2019


Hello to All,

I hope everyone is surviving all the ice we got left with from the last storm. I hated to see the snow plowed off, making ice even worse. I knew the dreaded snow on top was not gonna be good. Yep, I fell on my butt, and bounced a little, (not really), but did twist my foot and leg. But alas, after some good ole Bengay my foot is feeling better. At least no broken bones. I was being so careful, too.

I got some salt and sand thanks to Randy Hayes who came and put it down for me today. How nice we still have good people in the community that will help out. Thanks, Randy! I have had other folks tell me they have fallen, too.

Now a Nor'easter I hear is coming along. Oh 'tis winter.


I read in a news obit that my dad's stepsister Eva Spencer Giro, 97, of Westbrook had passed away. She had gone to live at the Seaside Nursing Facility this past year for a short time. She will be missed. I always enjoyed talking to her, and even remember her mother, Lizzie Spencer Drew, who was married to Grampie Basil.

In Winthrop

Sympathy is extended to Richard Carson Sr. on the loss of his wife, Linda Carson, who passed away on Dec. 30. Thinking of him and his family.

Price is going up

Postage stamps that are now 50 cents each will be going up a nickel starting on Jan. 27.

Next meeting

The Bicentennial Committee will meet at the Knox Town Office on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. Basil Wentworth will be a guest speaker.

From the Town Office

Dog licenses expired on Dec. 31, 2018. All dogs need to be registered before Jan. 31 to avoid a late fee of $25. After Jan. 31 you will be charged the extra fee when licensing your dog. So get on down to the Town Office and get them licensed.

Attention all female veterans

The Women in Military Service for America Memorial wants you to register your legacy of service. Founded in 1997, this is the only national memorial honoring all servicewomen past, present and future who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces, starting with the American Revolution through present day.

U.S. Navy veteran, Senior Chief Joy Asuncion of Belfast, is Maine's ambassador for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. The Maine Bureau of Veterans Services has formed a partnership with Joy to help spread the word statewide about the importance of registering, whether it is the veteran herself or a family member submitting the registration. It is vital to record this very important part of Maine's and our nation's history.

Joy would like to challenge all Maine communities, including historical societies, libraries, town offices, churches, veteran organizations and others, to help connect with women veterans and families of those who have passed away to ensure their legacy of military service is recorded on their memorial for free.

Online registration for the women's memorial is available at Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Contact Joy Asuncion at 930-5640 if you don't have internet access and would like to receive a paper form or email

Maine female veterans can also connect with each other by requesting to join Asuncion's Facebook group, Maine Women Veterans. Honor the women who have served or are serving our country. Don't delay, register today!

Until next time,

Stay warm, and be safe. The snow is coming.


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