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School Union 76 is seeking bids to supply Snow Removal, sanding and plowing services to Deer Isle-Stonington CSD #13 Schools, Sedgwick School, and/or Brooklin School for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested parties may contact the Superintendent’s Office at (207) 348-9100 for bid sheets. Sealed bids will be received at the School Union 76 Office in Deer Isle, ME until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The School Committees reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to accept other than the low bid in the best interest of the schools. School Union 76 schools are equal opportunity employers.

Vacancy on the Blue Hill School Committee

The Blue Hill School Committee wishes to hear from citizens who are interested in being appointed to the Blue Hill School Committee. The Committee wishes to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of a board member. The special appointment will expire at the time of the general town elections held in April 2017. To be considered, you must be a registered voter of Blue Hill, Maine. If you would like to be considered, please write a letter of interest to be received by the School Superintendent's office by 3 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016. The School Committee will hold interviews of those submitting their names beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Blue Hill Consolidated School Conference Room.

Notice is hereby given of the Annual Meeting of the Island Pantry on September 1, 2016. at 7 p.m. at the Island Community Center. Everyone is most welcome.

Phase II Public Hearing Notice to comply with Title VI Requirements  
Public Hearing Notice Town of Stonington  
The Town of Stonington will hold a Public Hearing on September 19, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Stonington Town Office, to discuss acceptance of a Public Infrastructure  CDBG Grant in the amount of $1,000,000. The purpose of the grant is to replace water lines on Main Street between Robbins Hill and North Main Street to the end of the line, as well as upgrades to the water pump house. Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the Project Development Phase. All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the acceptance of these funds are invited to attend this Public Hearing. Comments may be submitted in writing to: Kathleen Billings-Pezaris, Town Manager at any time prior to the Public Hearing. TDD/TTY users may call 711.  If you are physically unable to access any of the Town’s programs or services, please call  Kathleen Billings-Pezaris, Town Manager at 367-2351 so that accommodations can be made.   
Town of Stonington 32 Main Street PO Box 9 Stonington ME 04681-0009 367-2351    

Swim at your own risk, at the following beaches; due to water quality issues (E.coli):
1. Town Park (Public)
2. Curtis Cove (Private)
3. Peter's Cove (Private)
Judy Jenkins, Health Officer, 374-5192 with questions or concerns.

There will be a special Executive Session meeting of the Blue Hill School Committee on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8 a.m. at the Blue Hill Consolidated School Conference Room for the purpose of School Committee candidate interviews.

TOWN OF CASTINE Curbside Trash Pick-up: Monday, August 29.
Recycling Pick-up: Tuesday, August 30.
Please visit or Cable Channel 7 for additional Town notices & postings.
Upcoming Meetings in Emerson Hall:
Monday, August 29 - Public Hearing at 4 p.m. to discuss the Traffic Ordinance and possible amendments.
Monday, August 29 - Selectmen/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Meeting immediately following the Public Hearing.
Monday, September 5 - Town Office closed due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Tuesday, September 6 - Selectmen/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Meeting at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6 - CHPC Meeting at 4 p.m. = CANCELLED. No applications received.
Thursday, September 8 - Planning Board Meeting at 7 p.m. to review the following applications:
1) Castine Scientific Society, M18 L55, 120 Perkins St., construction of handicap access to basement of the John Perkins House in the Shoreland Zone (SLZ). 2) John Grant/Scott Hoxie, M17 L008-1, 44 Madockawando St., Home Occupation request – glass blowing in existing garage. 3) Matthew Pedersen/ Theresa Kudlak, M21 L51, 55 Water St., demolition and new home construction in SLZ.
Wednesday, September 14 - Harbor Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m.
Monday September 19 - Selectmen/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Meeting at 4 p.m.
Notices: Curbside Trash Pick-up: Curbside Trash Pick-up will take place on Tuesday, September 6, due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Nomination Papers: Nomination papers are now available for the office of Selectman/Assessor & Overseer of the Poor, 3-year term; School Committee member, 3-year term; and Witherle Memorial Library Board of Trustee member, 5-year term.
The filing deadline is Friday, September 23. Please contact the Town Office if you wish to take out nomination papers for any of the above offices.
Voluntary Water Conservation Advisory: The Castine Board of Selectmen and Utility Board recommend a voluntary water conservation due to the extreme drought conditions Maine is experiencing. While Castine’s well production is nearly matching the current demand, MMA students will be slowly returning, therefore, consumption will be increasing. The advisory is to make Castine citizens aware of the drought conditions and ask that you please use common sense when using water. Thank you.
Request for Bids: The Town of Castine seeks bids for Winter Ice Sand. Bid forms are available on the Town website (, by email (, and at the Town Office. Bids are due by 3 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2016.