Town News

Sally Doten


Did you know it snowed on May 9!?  Well, it did! The weatherman says by Thursday it will be 76 degrees. I am not planning on anything until I see it. This is a crazy spring.

For those Baringites who get a chance to read this column on Wednesday, don’t forget that tonight is Baring Clean-Up. Meet at the old O’Neill’s Garage at 4 p.m. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided.  Let’s try to make this a true effort to get together and work for the benefit of the town. This is a “first” time event. Come one, come all. Thank you.

Posted within this paper is a notice for an emergency town meeting on May 24 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m.  Since the untimely passing of Dale Olsson and then the resignation of Alice Olsson, we are unable to do any legal work. Bills cannot be paid; payrolls cannot be met. One man, Mark Hornbrook, is trying to hold everything together until two more selectmen are elected. Please, if you care for this town, attend this meeting. We need two able-bodied people who are willing to work and do what’s best for our “little piece of paradise.”

Judy Antoniello was my chauffeur on Friday as we drove to Ellsworth for my eye check-up; it turned out very well and my raccoon eyes are disappearing. Today I drove Doreen Hill to the eye doctor, Ellsworth again. It was a good trip but cold. We had a great lunch at “Governor’s” and I got a chance to spend two minutes with granddaughter, Jamie.

Get well wishes going out to Ted Sperdakos who is suffering with a very painful shoulder from an injury. He and Beth will be making the rounds for doctor appointments in the next few days.

Thank you to our grandson, Dale Wunder, for trimming up the trees in the front yard. He and Jackie Cangro made a surprise visit on Saturday. They took Beth and I out to lunch for a Mother’s Day treat.

Doug & Mary McLellan have returned home from a cruise in the Caribbean. I bet they were not thrilled to return to this rather cool weather.

Congratulations to Kayla Jackson on her recent acceptance to the University of Maine, Orono. If I remember correctly she will be majoring in psychology. Good work, Kayla.

Nicole Perkins and Olivia Smith are home from Husson College. This was Olivia’s first year and Nicole’s third. Does this feel like a summer break, girls? Maybe it will be warmer before you return in August or September.

See you next week.


sdoten@roadrunner. com