Searsmont Town News

By Cathy McGahan | Sep 07, 2019


Town Office

Happy September. Tax bills are due Sept. 30.

2017 tax lien foreclosures are scheduled to occur Dec. 11. Certified mail notices will be sent in October and will incur additional fees. If your 2017 taxes are still outstanding, payment by mid-October will avoid those additional fees. Call the Town Office and speak with the tax collector if you have any questions.

Electronic waste disposal is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belfast City Public Works Department on Congress Street.

Fiberight is up and running, and all trash items can be bagged together. If you have any questions, just ask Neil Colburn at the Searsmont Transfer Station.

Searsmont Town Library

Local 'Magic the Gathering' enthusiasts are invited to come to the library and play every second Saturday beginning Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. Space is limited, and children under age 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Searsmont Town Library is interested in starting a monthly Songwriters Circle, which would provide songwriters both a platform for performing their material and a safe forum for sharing and feedback.

Please email Steven Brown at if you are interested. Accepted performers will be scheduled to perform a short set and receive a small stipend.

Brierley benefit

During the early morning hours of July 29, the Brierley Farm on Route 3 in Searsmont caught fire and burned. The fire caused such extensive damage that the house was a total loss. This property was operated as a dairy farm for over 100 years, most recently by Bruce and Harriet Brierley.

Many people know Bruce Brierley because he has been a selectmen for the town of Searsmont for 30 years. Bruce had turned the farm over to his daughter Kandace Niles and her fiancé, who plan to continue farming on the property. The couple was in the process of renovating the house and barn when the fire took place. Tragically, Kandace was in the process, but had not finalized, getting insurance on the property at the time of the fire.

In an effort to support the Brierley family, a benefit supper and auction are planned to help rebuild. David Marceau, Searsmont selectman, is organizing the event for the Brierley family.

The supper and auction are planned for Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. at the new Searsmont Fire Station. Anyone willing to help with preparing food or donating money or items to the Brierley family can contact David Marceau at 505-5131 or send him an email at


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