Deep into hour three of their April 8 meeting, the Board of Selectmen discussed the FY19 NG Fire and Rescue budget to be given to the Budget Committee for its April 11 meeting, and shed light on possible changes ahead for the department. The Fire and Rescue budgets, now combined in a single “Public Safety” account, #117, have remained uncertain as the board considered options—and costs—for providing 24/7 emergency response coverage. The board had previously set a placeholder amount of $700,000 while it deliberated. The new FY19 figure will be $643,112. The Fire and Rescue budget this year was $380,000.
AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, welcomed third and fourth graders from the Burchard A Dunn School in New Gloucester to the State House.
Visits to the State House provide students with a real world, legislative learning experience. To learn more about visits to the State House or the Honorary Page program, please contact Sen. Claxton’s office at (207) 287-1515.
Readfield Union Meeting House has received a $10,000 gift to help restore its painted ceiling and complete Phase I of the conservation work this spring, according to a news release from the Meeting House’s Board.
The donation was made by Linda Bean, and her sister Diana Bean.
Like the painted murals on the walls of the sanctuary, the ceiling was highly decorated by the artist, Charles Schumacher, of Portland, from 1866 to 1868. Over the years, vibration and other factors have caused portions of the plaster ceiling to crack and come loose from the laths that support it. Continue reading article in Portland Press Herald.