Town News

Laurie Pike

The next scheduled Select Board meeting will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at the Cooper town office.  The next Cooper Town Office hours for Town Clerk, Sandy Lyon will be on Thursday, May 19th from 6:00-7:00 pm, and I will be available for regular Tax Collector hours on Thursday, May 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm.  See Sandy to get your boat stickers so you can get out on the water fishing.  Sandy wants everyone to know that the ATV stickers have arrived and ATVs can be registered after 5/1/16 so come see her.  It is a good time to register boat trailers and motorcycles so see me when you are ready.  

Karen Holmes will be birding on May 14th to get data for the International Bird Day and the Global Bird Day.  She counts the numbers of species of birds and the numbers of individual birds for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the eBird website, and the National Audubon Society, etc.  This information is used by these organizations to determine the location and health of various bird populations.  Karen will be birding in Cooper, Machias, Roques Bluff, Cathance Township, Eastport, Perry, Pembroke, and other local towns.  Karen will also be birding on May 21st for her annual Bird-a-thon to raise money for the Town of Cooper Building Fund.  People can sponsor her by donating so much money per species or by a specified lump sum.  Karen will be out for almost 24 hours birding in the areas listing above and she is hoping to see as many species as possible.  Karen enjoys birding and helping the Town in this unique way.  Anyone wishing to sponsor her can email her at:, or leave a message at (207) 454-2583, or snail mail her at 220 Cooper Highway, Cooper, Maine 04657.

The Memorial Dedication Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm to dedicate our 200 year millstone as the new flag pole base and raise the United States Flag at the Cooper Community Center.  The ceremony will honor all Cooper Veterans past and present including the two Civil War Veterans buried in the East Ridge Road Cemetery.  

The Cooper Community Friends has a fun afternoon planned for their open house on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Cooper Community Center.  The theme for this open house will be rock painting for garden decorations.  Please begin collecting smooth round and oval rocks about the size of a baseball or a little larger for this event.  Rocks will be painted with outdoor paints into animals, outdoor scenes, flowers, etc.  Pictures of ideas will be provided along with the paint and brushes.  Don’t worry if you are not artistic by nature because technical support will be provided for all of us who may not be as crafty as others.  Refreshments will be provided during the open house so please join us for a wonderful afternoon.  Everyone is welcome to join us for this fun activity.  

The Alexander Fire Department continues to request that Cooper residents put numbers on their homes or at the end of driveways to assist emergency response units in finding us should we call for ambulance or fire department assistance.  Reflective or light up numbers are preferred but any numbers to identify the home location will help expedite response to the fire or emergency.   


Sunday morning services at the Meddybemps Christian Church include Sunday School Service from 8:30-9:25 am and Church Service from 9:30-10:30 am with Pastor Towne.  There is a coffee social with baked goods after the morning Church service.  The Church of the Open Bible with Pastor Chip Howell in Alexander has Sunday school services from 9:45-10:45 am; Church services from 11:00-12:00 pm; Sunday Evening Praise and Worship Services at 6:30 pm; and Wednesday prayer meeting and bible study at 7pm.