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Searsmont Maine town news
  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    Searsmont news

    Searsmont vegetable gardens are producing despite the heat and lack of rain. Time spent with the water hose and pulling weeds from hard, dry earth is paying off.

  • Published
    August 1, 2022

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    The July 27 special town meeting lasted just 15 minutes but started late because it was attended by nearly 80 Searsmonters. At one point the line to sign in snaked from the Community Building door down to the parking lot.

  • Published
    July 25, 2022

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    Six members of the Searsmont Broadband Advisory Task Force hosted an hour-long July 20 meeting to present information and answer questions about the town’s joining with Montville, Liberty, Palermo and Freedom to create a Broadband Utility District to be known as the Waldo Broadband Corp.

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

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    When you live in a place as beautiful as Searsmont, one of the puzzles of taking a summer vacation is “why leave such a glorious place?” The weather is good. Mosquitoes and black flies are getting slower. Taking a planned trip to Canada, we will miss the accelerating production of garden greens and the first broccoli. There really is no time other than mud season when it feels good to leave.

  • Published
    June 19, 2022

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    Bruce Brierley passed away at home on June 13, surrounded by his dear wife Sandra and members of his family. Searsmont mourns the passing of a man who devoted more than 30 years to serving this town, many of them as first selectman.

  • Published
    June 12, 2022

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    Town meetings are entertaining and a pleasure of small-town life, and Searsmont’s on June 7 was no exception. About 50 voters spent 85 minutes considering four warrant items under the gavel of longtime town meeting moderator Lee Woodward.

  • Published
    June 6, 2022

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    There are certain moments of life in Searsmont that really get to you. Being sworn in as a ballot clerk on Election Day. Voting at town meeting. And marching in the Memorial Day parade.

  • Published
    May 27, 2022

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    Call it the Searsmont Summer Surprise. Searsmont property owners recently got letters from Assessors Agent Jim Murphy telling us about a Board of Selectmen/Assessors request that the town’s valuations be updated at April 1, 2022.

  • Published
    May 14, 2022

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    It’s full spring in Searsmont now. Hummingbirds are back. Tom turkeys are displaying. Grass is growing and mowers are starting up. Lilac leaves are about to pop open. Bleuets, purple violets and common strawberry are flowering. The loons are calling on Quantabacook, Lawry and other local waters, and birdsong is a feast for the ears. Daffodils and tulips are in full bloom, making the town quite a sight for the eyes.

  • Published
    May 9, 2022

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    Have you ever seen a many-generation Searsmonter in black fly season? When we first arrived here 30 years ago, the been-around-forever CMP guy who came out in May to talk about poles never flinched or swatted those hungry “state birds” while we waved our arms like crazy. He didn’t seem to get bitten, but we sure did.

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