Town News




Sandra Smith


The Town of Princeton is still looking for volunteers for the Board of Appeals. The applicant must be a resident of Princeton. The board meets on an as needed basis and primarily acts as an appeal process regarding tax assessments. Contact the Princeton Town Office for more information at 796-2744.

The Parks and Recreation Committee meeting was on Tuesday at 6:00 at the town office. Attending were Jan, Meredith, Jessica, Colby, Jason, and myself. There was brief discussion of officers and needing more members. We discussed our upcoming October Activities and will be helping out with a haunted house at the elementary school dance on October 21 and also one on Sunday, October 30 as part of the Friends of Princeton Treats on Wheels. Also we talked about plans of Movie Night. We have learned that movies cannot be shown without paying a fee and obtaining a special license to show a movie. So more planning is needed. Jan reported that PPRC can have a table to sell raffle tickets on the October 8 October Fest in Baileyville and for the November Craft Fair. So the committee will be doing that. A review of by-laws was last on the agenda. I will redraft by-laws with changes for the meeting, Monday, October 3 at 6:00 at the town office.

The library has been busy cataloging a major donation of books. Also librarian Heidi Potter sent out postcards to remind patrons of overdue books and dvds. She happily reports that within a day a book was returned. The library has a limited amount of books/dvds and does not charge for overdue items, so it is important for patrons to return them. I just returned Paul Doiran’s latest book, “The Widow-Maker”. This is his seventh fiction novel. Paul is a Maine native and the character featured in all of his books is Mike Bowditch, a game warden. I have read all of his books, and in my opinion Paul is a very good writer in giving a good portrait of the Maine woods and the difficulties of being a warden. He has set his books in different areas of Maine: some in Western; Midcoast; Washington County; and this book goes back to the Western Maine area. His first novel was, “The Poacher’s Son”. If you want more information about him, his website is:

Here is the Ballot Question Preview for this week. Question 2: Citizen Initiative - “Do you want to add a 3% tax on individual Maine taxable income above $200,000 to create a state fund that would provide direct support for student learning in kindergarten through 12th grade public education?” It is important to review and understand these questions in order to make sure what you voted for is what you intended to vote for. This year it is especially important to make sure you vote. It is so easy here. Go to the town office. Bring proof of your physical address and a driver’s license or the last four numbers of your social security number. Then on November 8 voting is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Princeton Town Office. The advantage of living in a small town is that there is never much of a wait to cast your vote.

Lots of Tots is having its annual Lots of Tots Stuffing Drive. All stuffing goes to help fill the Thanksgiving Baskets for Solidarity Harvest. Last year they gathered almost 3000 boxes of stuffing. Drop off stuffing or cash donation to Lots of Tots between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call Penni Theriault at Lots of Tots Child Care 796-5199 or email for more information.


Frodo update: On Saturday, we took Frodo to the Perry Harvest Fair. He was a big hit and it was good to give him a chance to socialize. We had not been to the fair for a few years and was surprised at how many vendors were there including Jean and Dave Herrick with their finely made handcrafted items and The Moffitts with their goods from their business, Beauregards Farm from Princeton.

This past week Frodo’s dad, Koda, was at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield Massachusetts as part of a 4-H project with his owner, Hope Carle. It is a special honor to be able to go to the Big E. Hope and Koda took first place in showmanship in Division 2 Novice and Second in Sub Novice A Obedience. Also they received Most Challenged Team, a blue ribbon in poster, a red and a blue in Photo, and first with their Quiz Bowl Team. Hope and her mom Tammi would like to encourage more 4-H activities in our town. There are some wonderful opportunities for youngsters within this program.

Upcoming Meetings: Parks and Recreation Meeting Monday, October 10 at 6:00 at Town Office; Princeton Library Committee Meeting, Wednesday, October 12 at 5:00 at the library, Friends of Princeton Meeting, Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 at Town Office.

Upcoming Events:

Sunrise Christian Church, Big Lake Road, in Big Lake Township will be having a “Jacket Give Away” on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.


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