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Town News

Sandra Smith


I worked at the library Wednesday and Thursday. It was extremely busy on Thursday with dvds being borrowed for the long weekend and books and audio books as well. There will not be a story hour for this month. Attendance has been low and the library committee will be looking for ideas to revise the program. Also the library again will be offering free help with taxes. You can either come into the library or call 796-5333 for an appointment with the consultant on February 21 for a time slot of 15 minutes between 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

While I was at the library I noticed a flyer from Some of their statistics: “Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, 69 are known to cause cancer in people and pets; more than 41,000 nonsmokers die each year from secondhand smoke related disease; children exposed to secondhand smoke at home are 44% more likely to suffer from asthma.” My generation didn’t really know all the facts but now we do. It makes me really sad to see people still smoking. Here is the Maine Tobacco Helpline which you can call at 1-800-207-1230 and also pick up a BreatheEasyMaine flyer at the library if you would like help for a smoke-free home.

The Princeton Town Office will open an hour late this coming Friday, January 19 due to their Computer Network Systems upgrade. The office will open at 9:00 a.m.

Next week, Jo-Anne Cannell from Indian Rock Camps and I will be going to the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Boxboro, Massachusetts. Downeast and Acadia Regional Tourism is sponsoring our local Grand Lake Stream Area Chamber of Commerce (which includes Grand Lake Stream, Princeton, Big Lake Township, Indian Township, Waite, and Talmage) to represent the area. We have a booth all set to go and will be bringing brochures/flyers from chamber members and the DART area. Our chamber has a website: and membership is only $60 a year. If anyone would like to join, just let Jo-Anne (President) or myself know.

One of our members is the Downeast Lakes Land Trust. Another of their many activities planned is the “Owl Prowl” on Tuesday, January 30 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. The activity will start out from the Grand Lake Stream Dam parking lot and then for a short walk through the surrounding woods. The program includes calling for owls and a discussion about the many species of owls. For more information, please call DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email

The Princeton Elementary School reported that they made $740 on their Christmas Basket Raffle. The 4th graders were the winners. The 8th grade will be having a fund raiser by selling Little Caesars Pizzas. Orders and money are due by January 22. Pizzas will be ordered on January 23 and pickup with be January 30 after 2:00 p.m. I have purchased the pizzas and they are very good and also benefit the kids at the same time.

January 18 - St. Croix Regional Family Health Center - Improving Nutrition 1:30 - 2:30

January 19 - Town Office opens at 9:00 a.m.

January 25 - St. Croix Regional Family Health Center - Improving Nutrition Session 2 1:30 - 2:30

January 26 - Princeton Elementary School Progress Reports for Second Quarter

January 27 - 4-H Meeting Princeton Town Office

January 30 - Downeast Lakes Land Trust Full Moon Owl Prowl - 5:00 - 6:30p.m.

January 31 - Deadline for licensing dogs

February 1 - Princeton Elementary School Early Release

February 7 - Princeton Elementary PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

February 9 - Princeton Elementary School PTO Sponsored “Snow Ball” Formal Family Dance

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.