Oscar Cronk has had many titles over the years, worm digger, hunter, trapper, dog trainer, husband, church elder, and renowned maker of hunting scents; just don’t call him legendary.
“I prefer to think of myself more as being the last of my breed,” he said. The original Cronk of Cronk’s Outdoor Supplies isn’t thinking of retiring, although he admits to slowing down a bit.
Trees may be the foundation of forestry, but in a state like Maine, which is over 90 percent forested, landowners often want to consider other aspects of forestry. Hidden Valle Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson is a great example of how forests can be managed with diverse goals in mind. In June HVNC is offering two workshops featuring particular approaches to forest management that may be of interest to landowners, land trusts, town property managers, foresters and others.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced a $170,000 federal grant for the Jefferson Fire Department this morning. The funding will be used to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus devices.
Things will sound a bit different in Wiscasset very soon.
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen recently approved taking money from the Larabee Fund to replace the old sound system at the high school.
The project was spearheaded by Molly Winchenbach, WHS music director, who said the $26,000 upgrade was a result of the Larabee Fund, which is a trust fund for Wiscasset's music program.
Wiscasset voters on May 27 rejected funding $100,000 for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lab for Wiscasset High School.
The proposal lost 17-25 in a written ballot at a lightly attended school budget meeting.
The lab, the night’s only losing item, was outside the $8.4 million budget the school committee had proposed. The committee was giving voters the option to add it to the budget voters will consider at the polls June 9.
A man who used to reside at a Wiscasset motel has been convicted of aggravated drug trafficking and will spend the next 66 months in prison.
There will be a public baked bean and ham supper at the Alna Fire Station located on Route 218 in Alna on Saturday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the delicious home-style baked beans and ham, the fare also includes a variety of salads and breads, and wonderful locally-made pies.
It’s pizza season again in town! Starting Memorial Day, Squire Tarbox is tempting us with custom-made pizzas to-go or dine in from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday nights. Lots of choices of toppings, sauces and regular or gluten-free crust. The inn will also offer a choice of salad and a few other antipasto appetizers, as well as soup and/or dessert. Give a call to 207-882-7693 to place your order. Come and relax with a glass or wine or beer while waiting. The inn suggests calling by 5 p.m.
The current insurer of the Wiscasset Primary School building plans to automatically renew coverage, according to Interim Superintendent of Schools Lyford Beverage. However, that information may raise further questions for the school committee to consider, including ownership of the building that is slated to close.
Wiscasset voters on Wednesday night, May 27, will keep or alter each piece of the proposed $8.4 million school budget. The budget that comes out of the meeting will go to a vote at the polls June 9.
Wednesday’s town meeting-style budget meeting at Wiscasset High School starts at 6 p.m.
The scholarship committee awarded Wiscasset High School senior Nathan Haley with a check for $1,000 to pursue additional education. The award was presented to Nathan at the Public Supper last Wednesday. Nathan’s mother, Lisa West, was in attendance. Ted Tracy from the scholarship committee presented the check to Nathan.
Wiscasset residents on June 9 have two selectmen’s seats to fill and three people who want to fill them. William David Cherry, Ervin Deck and Judy Flanagan are each running for a two-year term.
The two board members currently serving in those seats, Tim Merry and Board Chairman Pam Dunning, did not seek reelection.