Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell


Recently the Princeton Congregational Church made an addition to its exterior.  Having a large blank spot as a result of repairs and renovations, the church body decided to place the enduring symbol of the Christian faith, the cross of Jesus Christ. In a day when many churches and institutions are removing the cross from prominence, the Princeton church is bucking the trend.  While the cross of Christ may mean many things to many people, the Bible clearly declares the empty cross as representing God’s love for all mankind, the promise of new life in Christ, and a place reserved in Heaven for all who will receive it by faith.

Princeton’s Town Meeting  with separate presentations and votes on the school budget and town budget went smoothly and was over in 45 minutes.

It speaks well of the superintendent and school board in the oversight of Princeton’s students and the school finances. Likewise, the prudence of the selectmen in administering the town helped keep the budget figures down.

 The positions open for voting on the previous week were filled by: Scott Carle-retained the 3 year selectman’s position; Darryl Wentworth-3 year Water District Trustee; and Bert Ward and Jill Hamilton re-elected to the school board.

 The underlayment for the new flooring in the main part of the library was delivered on the 18th-no  rolls of vinyl. The project is delayed by a week already due to availability of the installers. Hopes are the floor project will be underway and finished this week. The library has been discombobulated in preparation for this wonderful makeover.

 Dates and events which bear repeating: The Princeton Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 3:30 to 6pm. On the 25th, they plan a special Kids’ Day during the market hours.

 On Wed., July 1 at the Eastport Arts Center at 7pm, Hymn For Her will bring a musical evening. It is music is described as ‘juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia’.  On July 5th at 7pm the EAC is presenting a film called ‘Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony’. It was filmed on 5 continents and in 12 countries. It is the story of 4 people whose lives have been transformed and repaired by Beethoven’s message in his 9th Symphony. There is a $6 admission. 


This past week  the family, friends, and extended community of Vona Bailey were shocked and saddened by her unexpected death. She was compassionate, up-front-matter-of-fact, dependable, and gave each endeavor her all. One of Vona’s many interests was the Princeton Library. An avid reader, she donated many books and many hours. She was a long-time member of a small committee which kept the library going before the town included its continuation in the budget. She put in many hours on the planning of the current addition and renovations. She was substitute librarian, a good friend, and I will miss her.