Searsport News

By Carolyn Zachary | Mar 08, 2018

Radio Searsport - 3-8-18

By Dick Desmarais

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead Sunday. The light is at the end of the tunnel.

Saturday, March 10, starting at 4:30 p.m., the United Methodist Church will be holding their famous "Turkey Supper with all the fixin's" and homemade pie for dessert.

Saturday, March 10, starting at 9 a.m., the Annual Town Meeting will take place in Union Hall. Annual Reports are now available in the Town Hall with more at the meeting.

Monday, March 12, the Planning Board will hold their regular meeting in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.

The Searsport Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting, kicking off the new year, on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Searsport in Curtis Hall.

Our first program will be "Show and Tell," a very popular event that we are bringing back. If you have something old you would like to tell us a story about it or how it came down in your family, a history, or want someone to identify it, please bring it to this meeting to share with everyone else. It can also be a collection you love and small enough to pack up and bring to the church.

As usual, we invite the public to come and join us at these meetings. And then after the programs, we enjoy social time with one another with refreshments and time for one on one question and answer periods.

Wednesday, March 14, starting at 3 p.m., the 175th Anniversary Committee will hold their meeting in the Town Hall. There are openings on that committee. If interested, get an application at the Town Hall.

Wednesday, March 14, starting at 5 p.m., the Comprehensive Planning Committee will hold a workshop in the Town Hall.

Monthly Senior Luncheon

March 15th from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea, and refreshments will be served from 9:30 to 11:30. Lunch to be served at 12 noon. This event will take place at the Public Safety Building.

Card games, reading material, and other games will be available for use

Special guest speaker Chief Richard LaHaye from the Searsport Police Department will also be present. Event is for individuals 50+ and we hope to see you there!!!

Saturday March 18, starting at 1 p.m., the Penobscot Marine Museum hosts Ralph Stanley as he presents Fishing During WWII. This free presentation will take place at 9 Church Street in Searsport at Penobscot Marine Museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library. Ralph Stanley, historian, boat builder and musician, will talk about the perils, adventures, and day-to-day work of fishing out of Southwest Harbor, Maine, during the war. For more information call 548-2529

About 10 years ago, the town purchased some Backyard Composting Bins which were sold to townspeople for cost. This offer has returned thru the Maine Resource Recovery Association. The large compost bin (Earth Machine) sells for $55. Purchases will be delivered between June 4 and 8. We have to know how many Searsport people want one as there is a minimum number we have to order. If interested, you may order at the Town Office. FMI email

During February the Searsport Ambulance responded to 47 calls for service, one inter-facility transfer and had four paramedic intercepts.

The Fire Department responded to five calls for service and issued 22 burn permits. During January, the department was given a air compressor system used to fill air packs along with 18 complete air packs and 18 spare bottles. This was donated to us by a Connecticut Fire Department that purchased a new system. The system and equipment we received is valued around $70,000.

The Searsport Police Department received 221 calls for service during February. Officer Dana Smith Jr. enjoyed his first month on the job as a full-time officer. Part-time Officer Eric Bonney is currently filling in the second full-time schedule as we continue to search for a second full-time replacement.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais


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