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Searsmont Maine town news
  • Published
    November 28, 2022

    Updated: Searsmont news

    Searsmont families and friends gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving this past week. Those of us who didn’t have to travel are certainly grateful for the chance to be at home in this beautiful place. If you did travel, isn’t coming home the best?

  • Published
    November 14, 2022

    Searsmont news

    More than 800 Searsmont voters went to the polls or submitted absentee ballots this Election Day, nearly three out of every four eligible voters. They kept coming all day, filled the parking area, and did the town proud. And they know how to pick winners.

  • Published
    November 7, 2022

    Searsmont news

    When the clocks turned back an hour this past weekend, and it got dark before 5 p.m., you had to wonder where the year went. It all seems a bit confusing, with fall leaves gone less than a week after peak foliage, Christmas displays already up before Thanksgiving and the baseball World Series being played while the football season is in full swing.

  • Published
    October 24, 2022

    Searsmont news

    This column often features the Searsmont Town Library for good reason. The library circulates books, movies and music CDs, puzzles, games and Coastal Maine Botanical Garden tickets, provides high-speed computers and a copier, and sponsors music performances for everyone and music classes for kids. It hosts book groups and is a social center for the town.

  • Published
    October 15, 2022

    Searsmont news

    For years, Searsmont has recorded high voter turnouts for almost every election. On Nov. 8, the town can continue its enviable tradition.

  • Published
    October 11, 2022

    Searsmont news

    Wood stoves in Searsmont are being lit in the evenings now and maybe on a morning or two. There has been frost on the meadow a few times. Doesn’t it feel like this has happened pretty fast?

  • Published
    October 1, 2022

    Searsmont news

    The Colonial Theatre in Belfast has closed after 27 years under the ownership of Mike Hurley and Therese Bagnardi and 110 years since it opened the year the RMS Titanic sailed from England.

  • Published
    September 25, 2022

    Searsmont news

    It can be tough to come back to Searsmont after being away. So much unstructured time, so much sleep. There is comfort settling back into routines that, for both of us, include volunteering at the Searsmont Town Library. Check it out (pun intended). Our library is a real gem.

  • Published
    September 17, 2022

    Searsmont news

    After two weeks away, you notice differences that are invisible one day at a time. Nights are cooler, trees are changing color and leaves are falling. And in Searsmont, houses are going up.

  • Published
    August 25, 2022

    Searsmont news

    Listening over the past two weeks to the talented chamber music performers at Muzzy Ridge Concerts and swingin’ Hot Supper and Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra musicians, we were struck by the importance of working together to make fine music. Isn’t it the same magic that brings hummingbirds to the feeders by the house, bumblebees to the flowers, gardeners to their gardens?

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