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Princeton’s Hope Carle, Newly Crowned Miss Acadia, at Treats on Wheels.

Sandra Smith


Sunday was the annual Treats on Wheels event at Legacy Square put on by the Friends of Princeton and the Princeton Elementary School. Everyone was grateful for good weather and so many trick or treaters. The report from participating groups was generally 150 treats/toys given out and by 5:30 most had run out. Civic groups, businesses and residents obviously put in a great effort with decorating cars, trucks and trailers in a wide variety of Halloween themes. Princeton may be a small town but has a big heart and this was a terrific event all around.

The Town of Princeton is looking for nominations for a new recipient of the Boston Post Cane. The candidate must be at least 90 years of age, a registered voter as well as a resident (physically resided) of the Town of Princeton for at least ten years. To nominate a Princeton Elder, call or email the town office to get a nomination form at 796-2744 email: The deadline for nominations is November 21, 2017.

This Saturday, November 4, is the Princeton Rod & Gun Club’s annual and very special Hunter’s Supper. The club members always serve an excellent meal and the offering is a complete turkey dinner including pies for dessert for $12 per person. This is a great social event and starts at 5:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Reminder: general election is Tuesday, November 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Princeton Town Office. There are four questions on the ballot that are very important. I listed number 1 last week. The others are as follows: Question 2-An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care. Do you want Maine to expand Medicaid to provide healthcare coverage for qualified adults under age 65 with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level, which in 2017 means $16,643 for a single person and $22,412 for a family of two? Question 3-An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities and Upgrade Municipal Culverts. Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities or equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds, and for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings? Question 4-Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial Markets. Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to reduce volatility in state pension funding requirements caused by the financial markets by increasing the length of time over which experience losses are amortized from 10 years to 20 years, in line with pension industry standards?

November 2 - St. Croix Regional Family Health Center - 1:30-2:30 p.m. Knitting 101 continued

November 4 - Princeton Rod & Gun Club Hunter’s Supper - 5:30 p.m.

November 7 - General Election 8:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

November 8 - Princeton Library Committee Meeting 5:00-6:00 p.m.

November 9 - St. Croix Regional Family Health Center - 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aging and Oral Health

November 9 - Friends of Princeton Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Princeton Town Office

To send me news, just drop me a note or give me a call after 10:00 a.m. at 796-2261. My deadline to submit the column is 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

Princeton Librarian Heidi Potter, Charlotte’s Web, Theme.