Town News

Kathy Mekelburg


On September 16 at Robbinston Grade School there was a meeting concerning the revised plan for Downeast LNG. The original plan was for an import terminal and 2 storage facilities. Now they want to construct only 1 storage facility and also export the LNG primarily in the winter months. This requires a new permitting process with FERC as well as the State and Coast Guard. This has been a contentious issue for the townspeople. While the majority want the facility, a number of people don’t. These include those whose land the pipeline would cross and others living nearby. Bob Wyatt and Dean Girdis answered questions and there was a lively discussion. There will be another meeting with FERC representatives soon.

Leah Sullivan called to tell me that as of September 30, Katie’s Chocolates will close. Leah and Jospeh plan to retire and they’ve earned it.

In Robbinston Grade School news, the parent-teacher committee will be selling items from Yankee Candle and Believe Kids. The children will receive their packets on September 26 and money and order forms will be returned on October 15. In the past this money has funded several field trips, sports teams and classroom materials. The next PTC meeting will be September 24 at 5:00 p.m.

In Sports news, this Wednesday, the cross country team will be leaving after school to take the bus to Woodland for a meet. The cross country schedule is:

Sept. 24 Woodland; Oct. 1 DiCenzo Complex (Divisional); Oct. 15 Moosehorn (Championship).

On Tuesday and Thursday, Helen Brooks will be teaching a babysitting course from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kids must be 10 years of age or older.

Reminder! The school is collecting box tops, used ink cartridges, Capri Sun pouches and old shoes.