Searsport News

By Carolyn Zachary | Feb 09, 2018

Radio Searsport

By Dick Desmarais

On Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Valentine Chocolate Fest will take place at the First Congregational Church on Church Street, in Searsport.

Searsport area churches are presenting their seventh annual Valentine Chocolate Fest with the proceeds to benefit the Greater Bay Area Ministerium's Interfaith Fuel Fund.

Come and enjoy a tasty chocolate dessert with a cup of tea or coffee, then select some delicious Valentine treats to take home.

Public Breakfast

The Searsport United Methodist Church will be holding a Public Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the church on Route 1 from 7 to 9 a.m. Lots of good food and great service. Come and enjoy! Most combinations $5.

The Searsport Recreation Department will be hosting a Senior Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 22. The luncheon will take place at the Searsport Public Safety Building starting at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided as well as coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. This will be a social event for residents of Searsport 50+ and will feature board and/or card games and a guest speaker. Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!

Meet the Candidates

It is election time with two openings for selectmen and one opening for the RSU 20 school board. You can meet the candidates on Saturday, Feb. 24, starting at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall. Snow date will be March 3.

Tony Bagley is running for the RSU 20 Board of Directors. Doug Norman is running for re-election as a selectman. There are three others also running for the two selectmen's seats. They are Tom Hodgkins, Arthur Koch and Linda Payson.

If you have any questions you would like answered by the candidates at this informational meeting, you may write them down and submit them as you enter Union Hall. This meeting will be televised on cable channel 7 and on the internet at

During the month of January, the Ambulance took 52 calls for service. They had one inter-facility transfer and two paramedic intercepts. Searsport Police received 236 calls for service. The Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service and issued 15 burn permits.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais


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