Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell

As of the reading of the Advertiser on Thursday, July 30, Rosemary Roussel is the librarian at Princeton Public Library. She has been part time clerk at the town office and will add librarian hours to her schedule. Librarian substitutes are Sandra Smith and Doug Clement who run the Bellmard Inn in Princeton. Sandra is on the Library Advisory Committee and both she and Doug have volunteered hours of labor during the whole renovation process. The library hours will be changing on August 10th. Except for holidays, the hours will be: Monday: 10-2; Tuesday:10-4; Wednesday: 12-6; Thursday: 10-4, and Friday: CLOSED. I do plan to continue with the column for a time and ask that any readers, who have newsworthy information you would like to share, please call me or e-mail it to me. If I’m not able to take the call, just leave the message with your name and phone number. My contact information is: 207-796-2561;

Sharon Norman reported that July’s Paint and Pour Benefit was held at Big Lake where one painter even came by boat. Princeton Farmer’s Market was the recipient of this benefit. However, a decision has been made to cancel August’s and September’s paint classes. The summer months have proven to be very busy so the attendance has been down. It’s hopeful October classes held at the Princeton Rod and Gun Club will be back in full swing. This idea developed mainly to encourage all people to try painting while donating to worthy organizations in Princeton. Consider giving the next class a try. As usual, Pre-registration and payment are required in advance of class. More information will follow in the next couple of months.

Kids ROCK so consider bringing your children on August 20th to the Princeton Farmer’s Market where Thyme to Paint will be sponsoring a rock painting project from 4-5pm. FREE to all children. If adults come dressed as children as has been heard, they will pay $10.00 for the class! There will also be music & dynamites that night, prepared by the Princeton Rod and Gun Club so it should be a fun time.

Before this rock painting happens on Aug. 20th, the Princeton Road and Gun Club will be sponsoring a supper of ham and bbq chicken with a Chinese Auction on Aug. 15. More to follow from the club on this event. Mark both dates on your calendars so as not to miss either fun time.


Last week a Princeton citizen asked that I bring to the public’s attention in the column an issue of swimming at the public boat landing. A group of citizens spoke at the regular Selectmen’s Meeting on Tuesday, July 21 where they raised the issue. They were concerned that “No Swimming” signs were going to be posted, leaving nowhere nearby for public swimming. I spoke with Selectman, Doreen Wallace, after the meeting. She said though people had swam there for years, it hadn’t been officially designated for public swimming. She said the Selectmen got the money for the improvements to that area specifically for boat launching and landing. Several avenues have to be researched, especially the insurance and safety concerns. The signs will be held while the options are being researched. Issues of boaters and swimmers came to the attention of the Selectmen when several boaters complained at the Town Office that swimmers refused to move to allow access to the ramp. And, this isn’t the first year there have been problems at the ramp area. These are some instances where a little cooperation and courtesy can go a long way for those who want to use the same space.