Stockton Springs Town News

By Ellen Holland | Apr 12, 2019


Stockton Springs Community Library

On Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Maine author, Susan Hand Shetterly, will be talking about her books, including her newest one, "Seaweed Chronicles: A world at the water's edge," which has long been listed for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. For more information, please call 567-4147 or visit

Stockton Springs Community Church

The Stockton Springs Community Church invites you to join us on Easter Sunday, April 21, at a 5:30 a.m. sunrise service at Sandy Point Beach, followed by a 6 a.m. breakfast in the Community Building. And, also to join us at our 10 a.m. Easter Worship Service.

Stockton Springs Community Builders

Saturday, April 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Fort Point Lighthouse: Come join us for a free, family-friendly Easter egg hunt! Eggs for all ages, prizes, and the Easter bunny will be hopping by. If you’re interested in making a candy donation or Easter egg prizes (pretzels, pencils, etc.) for this year’s egg hunt, please drop off your donation at the Town Office (which is closed on Fridays). For more information, please contact Should be lots of fun for families and for everyone.

Town Office

Second half of taxes are due Tuesday, April 23, by close of business. If not paid by that date, interest will begin to accrue.

The Board of Selectmen will be holding a public hearing for various ordinances at 9 a.m. on April 18. Revised ordinances will be available at least a week prior at the Town Office and on the town’s website.

Docks are going in this month on April 18. Mooring fees are due by the end of the month to avoid late fee. Big thank you to the Harbor Committee for volunteering their time to help with the process!

The assessor, Amber, has new hours. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon.

Just read "Educated" by Tara Westover, about her being raised by fundamentalist Mormons in Idaho. The author's father is bipolar and so believed the end of the world was coming any day. Very moving story of how she made it from almost no education as home schooling was non-existent to getting her Ph.D. at Cambridge. I also just finished "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris, which is the true story of a young man who survived the Holocaust.

Perfect time of the year for reading as I can't get out to garden with the snow on the ground. It is melting fast, though, so spring may finally appear.

Thought for the week: "Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind." — Luther Burbank.


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