Town News

Sharon Norman

Princeton people were saddened this week upon hearing of Pam Leighton’s passing.  Her husband John has been an active member of the community serving as a selectman; many years as the chair of the selectmen. At Pam’s Family Benefit supper over the weekend once again generosity was very evident.  Some very close friends and family members devoted many hours to make sure the spaghetti dinner and auction was a huge success.  The Princeton Rod & Gun Club was filled to capacity with an estimated two hundred plus showing just how much they care. The generous donations were abundant; once again proving everyone giving a little adds up to a lot. Pam was a 1968 Princeton High School graduate. Heartfelt sympathy is extended to John and his family. 

News from the Princeton Library: The Autism Society of Maine generously donated several books to the Princeton Library. The donations include two books on making friends for young children to read or have read to them. There are two biographies: one the story of the journey of a young man who was diagnosed as autistic at age four and has now completed his PhD; the other written by a couple telling the story of raising a child with an autism diagnosis. The other books in the donation are more clinical, but very well written and quite easy to read and understand. The town appreciates this great reference addition to the library. The library continues to receive donations from individuals. This week the Woodland librarian delivered several boxes of books to the library as they were duplicates of material already on their shelves.

News from the Princeton Baptist Church: The Ladies Bible Study begins on Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the church.  The ladies will be studying the book of Mark and receiving an introduction to the study and study materials that evening. All are welcome. Please call Bobbi at 796-2074 or Brooke at 214-2089 for more information.

 Also, the librarian noted information is available on a program called Tuitionbreak. This program is for Maine residents who are interested in a degree program not offered by Maine’s public colleges; one can enroll in a program at a public college in any one of the five New England states. If a library patron prefers to check out the possibilities with this program on line, information can be found at The phone number is 617-357-9620 or e-mail address:, also.

 Ms. Mitchell also reports that Sue Mahar, Outreach Coordinator at St. Croix Regional Family Health Center delivered a brochure to the library titled “What do new health insurance options mean for ME and you”?  The brochure lists several contacts for more information, including computer web sites. Sue and other staff members at the St. Croix Regional Family Health Center can help with questions. Library patrons may use the library computers to search this information on line as well. 

The Sunrise Christian Church launched a 4 week mission initiative called “Christmas in October”. At the end of October a gift will be sent that arrives in the hands of missionaries in time to benefit their families for Christmas. After church a picnic was hosted by Kristie and Brad Richards at their home on West Princeton. Brad Potter’s early cider press was put to some fun use for all those that attended. Next week guest speaker Paul Spearin from the Bangor Advent Christian church will share a message.

Remember that Princeton Elementary School’s Open House is Oct 3 from 5-6:00 p.m.  It is a time to meet and greet. However, if parents wish to discuss how their child is doing personal meetings will be scheduled.  Mrs. Deacon will be in charge of the Book Fair which will be held in the health room. PTO will be sponsoring a raffle, but parents must visit their child’s classroom to receive their tickets. 

A special thank you goes out this week to Craig and Kim Cilley for sponsoring a horseshoe tournament in Waite.  Tina and Lois in particular wish to express a good time was had by all, great food and a nice fall, fun event.  Thanks to all for attending.  This is the 12th year that Craig and Kim have organized such an event.

Until next week, keep your happenings coming, or 796-2723, please, leave a message.