Alexander/Crawford News

Town News

Cassie Oakes


The latest on the Alexander map updates proved very interesting when questions on map 37 (sheet 5) lead John Dudley to the town office to look at deeds again. It wasn’t the deeds, but David Davis who pointed that a certain lot belonged to Jon Wheaton, not to Gene Dyer.  A visit with Mary and Gary Hatt not only provided information, but two maps of what once was Mel Hunnewell’s home place.  That piece of land is typical of what happens when old farms are subdivided.  What John Dudley remembers as a 160-acre farm is today nine separate lots with eight dwellings.  Thanks David, Mary and Gary for the help, and thanks Marie for the taxi service to GPS sites.

Don’t forget that the annual Alexander Town Meeting will be taking place on Monday, March 26th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Alexander Elementary School gym.  This meeting is not the fiscal budget meeting, but is, among others things, to elect officers and set salaries.  There are several positions open for election during the meeting.  Two School Board members for three-year terms need to be filled.  There are three Selectman positions open: a one-year term, and two three-year terms.  There is an assessor opening for a three-year term and finally one planning board member for a five- year term.

Are you a graduating Crawford or Alexander High School Senior this year?  Don’t forget to apply for the Alexander/Crawford Scholarship.  You can get applications from your Guidance Office or contact Rhonda Oakes for an application.  All applications need to be turned in by May 1st.  Remember the criteria for this scholarship is to live in Alexander or Crawford.  The committee looks at not only the student’s academics but also their outside interests and community activities.

Upcoming birthday wishes go out to Weibly Dean II, Crystal Roussell, Connor Cooper, Willow Newman, Erin Allen Mills, Stacey Spatcher, Val Gee Hagans, Vance Webber, Janet Frost, Billy Lawless, Naomi Leighton and Tim Sanford.

Upcoming anniversary wishes go to Sonya and Jerry DePriest and Jesse and Robert Benner.  I wish both couples many more years of happiness!

Special thoughts are being sent out to Todd McGuire, Lynn Hill, Diane Quigley, Dotty Johnson, Elwin Daley, Avis McIntyre, Ralph Flood, Viola Dwelley and Carl Perkins. Please do not forget about those caretakers who so selflessly take care of their loved ones.

I would like to send condolences to Emma Kneeland of Alexander on the recent passing of her sister Anne (Hatfield) McAllister.  She was born and raised in Alexander and so many local folks know her.

I would also like to send condolences to Debbie Dow of Alexander on the recent passing of her sister Mary Hinton.

Condolences are being sent to the family and friends of Neil Seavey, who recently passed away.  Neil grew up in the Alexander-Crawford area and most recently resided on Crawford Lake.  

Lucky Loser this week at Randy’s Variety was Kenny Moholland.  Do you want to know how to be a Lucky Loser?  Stop at Randy’s and check it out.

This week was a strange one for me and not much time was spent at the center, actually, I only got to go on Monday and Thursday.  The Special Olympics trip was canceled do to the blizzard. That was such a let down, not only for me but for many of my friends.   But we were elated to know it will now take place April 9th.  Tuesday and Wednesday was a bust due to another bad blizzard.   Friday was a great day. I went to Bangor to a Wheelchair Clinic with Mom and Dad, where we began the process of getting a new chair.  It is only the beginning but hopefully I will be approved. The need is there and paperwork has begun.  I got to go to the Chinese Restaurant and it was delicious.  We then got my old wheelchair’s new parts put on and I am now up and rolling!  Hopefully it will stay together long enough for me to get a new chair.  

If you have any news you can email me at, message me on facebook, or snail mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694.  You can also call me at 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Until next time, stay safe.