Searsmont News

By Catherine McGahan | Dec 01, 2017

Cathy McGahan



Town Office

Maine Motor Vehicles is creating a license plate to recognize the bicentennial of the state.  The cost is $25, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Maine cultural agencies.  The plate will be available for purchase later this year, and will be available from any BMV branch office, the main office, and from the BMV website,

The Town Office keeps a list of local service providers available as we often get calls requesting this information.  If you offer a service, such as plowing, handyman, carpentry, etc. and would like to be on the list, please contact the Town Office with your information.

Inland Fish and Wildlife policy is to require identification to verify residency with the purchase of licenses and registrations each year.  Please bring your identification when purchasing your hunting and fishing licenses and registrations.

You may remember that there was a warrant article last spring regarding obtaining a bond to build a new fire station.  The location of the old fire station on a busy road with poor site lines, limited ability to upgrade the current facility due to site and septic issues, and a need to meet the housing needs of modern fire equipment are all issues.  Federal and state authorities have also increased equipment and training requirements for fire fighters.  All of these issues will be resolved with a new fire station.  As this process progresses, keep your eyes out for public notices in the newspaper, general store, post office, Town Office and website.  We want you to be informed and welcome public input.


Carols in the Round 2017:  An Evening with the Mount View Chamber Singers

On Thursday, December 14th, at 7 p.m., the Searsmont United Methodist Church will again host the Mount View Chamber Singers, a student chorus directed by David Stevenson, in a candlelight performance.  Admission is free.

The Chamber Singers have toured England and Scotland.  They have performed in California, New York City, and at the White House in Washington DC.  They perform at many schools and public gatherings and have traveled in Hungary, presenting concerts in Budapest and Kalocsa; and, more recently, Rome, Venice, Florence, and Pisa.

To add spark and sparkle to your Christmas season, do not miss this opportunity to enjoy these young performers here in our neighborhood.   Church members look forward to welcoming you to this event for the second year in a row, and invite you to take the opportunity to meet the members of the chorus following the program.  Their latest Christmas recording will be available.


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