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Town Seal
Buxton News August 2011
Town of Buxton Vacancy
Budget Committee
Hear ye, Hear ye, the Board of Selectmen is looking for a resident who is civic minded to fill a very important position on the Budget Committee.  This position is for a one-year term.  If you are interested in filling this very important position, please call the Selectmen’s Assistant at 929-5191 and let her know of your desire to fill this vacancy.  If you are new in Town and would like to meet more of your friends and neighbors and serve your Town, this is an excellent opportunity for you.  The Budget Committee starts meeting in January and ends in April 2012.

The Town of Buxton also has an opening for a Town Treasurer.~~The position has been posted on line, and on the Town web page.~ Call the Selectmen's Office at 929-5191 for more information.

There is a vacancy on the SAD 6 Board of Directors.  Please call the Selectmen’s Office at 929-5191 for more information.


Town Ballots Cast                                                                                        Planning Board Member for Three Years
~~ 931~~~ Ballots Cast In Person                                                                                    One Elected
~~~172~~~ Absentee Ballots Cast                                                                               828 Savage, David G., Sr.
1,103~~~ Total Ballots Cast                                                                                        36~Schaller, Susan~Y. (Write-In)
5,928~~~ Registered Buxton Voters                                                                 Planning Board Member for Two Years    
~                                                                                                                                       One Elected
18.61% Voter Turnout                                                                                           52    Vedral, John W. (Write-In)
Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of the Poor for three years,             Budget Committee Member for three years
~~~ Two Elected                                                                                                                Two Elected
~        298~~~ Booker, Penny J.                                                                                    41~~~~Emery, Richard~H., Jr.~(Write-In)
        220~~~ Collomy, Daniel T.                                                                                 15~~~ Gates, Melissa K.C. (Write-In)
        109~~~ Emery,~Cheryl L.                                                                                    43~~~~Jordan, Melissa~L. (Write-In)
        323~~~ Gillette, Susan E. Orfant
        355~~~ Harmon, Jean C.                                                                       Budget Committee Member for two years
        361~~ Libby, Robert C.                                                                                   36~~~~Fratoni, Alfred, Jr.~(Write-In)
        223~~ Pulsoni, Linda Warren                                                                            20~~~ Gates, Melissa K.C. (Write-In)
~Town Clerk for three years                                                                       Budget Committee Member for~one year
  • Myers, John L., Jr.                                                                                         Two Elected
                                                                                                                          12~~~~Blier, Mark J.~(Write-In)
Director, SAD 6 for three years,                                                                            10~~~ Gates, Melissa K.C. (Write-In)
~                                                                                                                                  38~~~~Santolucito, Dennis~P. (Write-In)
      38~~~ Heroux, Stephen T. (Write-In)                                                                 766~~~ Stoddard, Jacob T
      58~~~ Lynch, Hilda E. (Write-In)                                                                  

Article 3:~~~ Shall the Town amend Article 2 Definitions of the Town's Zoning Ordinance to reduce the buffer of the Shoreland Zone from 300 feet to 250 feet to match the DEP's minimum guidelines?  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~624~~ Yes         ~415~~~ No

Article 4:  Shall the Town amend Article 9.4.A. Shoreland Zones of the Town's Zoning Ordinance to reduce the buffer of the Shoreland Zone from 300 feet to 250 feet to match the DEP's minimum guidelines?  635~~~ Yes         ~428~~~~ No~

Article 5:  Shall the Town enter into a one year lease agreement with Regional School Unit 6 for $1.00 for the use of the vacant Hanson School as a Community Center, to obtain estimates for needed modifications, and to provide minimal operations and improvements to support the re-purposing of Hanson for the provision of community based services, and to appropriate $68,000 (Sixty-Eight Thousand Dollars) from Undesignated Surplus for said use during fiscal year 2011-2012?            536~~~ Yes          546~~~ No

A Recount Hearing was held June 14, 2011 on Article 5.  The results were:  540 Yes     549 No

Maine School Administrative District No. 6, District Budget Validation Referendum:  Article 1:  Do you favor approving the Maine School Administrative District No. 6 budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest District budget meeting?   676~~~ Yes          ~414~~~ No

Code Enforcement Office:  New Permits:
Richard Pinkham – Unattached Garage                    Alan & Lisa Goff – Shed                                        Luci Woods – Deck
Matthew LeProhon – Demo Mobile Home               Clifton & Stella Rockwell – Shed                          Forest Boucher – Barn
Devin & Jennifer Terwlliger – Deck                         Kirk Wishowski/Cheryl Van Allsburg – Barn & Pole Barn
Daniel Desvergnes – Garage                                     John Snell – Loading Dock                                    Patricia Cote – Inground Pool
Dana Ames – Porch                                                   Aaron Robida – Deck & Aboveground Pool          Josh Young – Dormer
John Havu – Concrete Patio                                      Dennis & Pam Doyle – Int Alterations                   James Smith – Reissue Deck
William & Patricia Jackson – Garage                       Nick Lavallee – Deck                                             Troy Fredericks – Aboveground Pool
Richard Kuniegel = Shed & Post Barn                      Sarah & Andrew Ward – Deck                              Mike McKinley – Aboveground Pool
Joseph Maines – Demo                                              Billy Moore – Roof Rear Full Dormer/Porch        David Hodgkins – Aboveground Pool
Richard & Nicole Doyon – Gazebo                           Richard Hendricks – Container Box                      John Lauziere – Deck
Gary Asperschalager – Observatory Shed                 Brian & Belinda St. Pierre – Barn                         Mike McKinley – Deck
Beulah Eldred – Porch                                               Joseph Maines – Single Family Dwelling             Daniel & Linda Josti – Garage
Kelly & Holly Mullen – Breezeway                          Normand Berube Builders – Single Family Dwelling
Steven Plummer – Shed                                             Daniel Daigle – Aboveground Pool/Deck             Ellen Pyle – Porch
Ted Weichman - Deck                                        

Planning Board:  Does not meet in July.
Board of Appeals:  Clarence Eldred – granted a variance for a closed-in porch.
                                Berry Memorial Library – granted a variance for a 10-foot reduction in the rear lot line.
                                 FMI:929-3046 or

MARRIAGES                                                                                           DEATHS CONT.

Ethan Martin-Hunt to Lindsey Levesque                                                   Donald Welch
Eric Tozier to Heather Rollins                                                                   Blanche Pramis
William Lestage to Star Link                                                                     Stephen Harmon
Michael Hartford to Ashley Mackrill                                                         Betty Wegener
Derek Sawyer to Vanessa Carter                                                                Mae Wayman
Joseph Talbot to Angela Cunningham                                                        Paul Hall
Andrew Kimball to Brooke Ehlers                                                             Linda Clark                                                                                                                                        
Edwards Adams to Shyla Murray                                                               Stephen Keene
Scott Waldron to Jamie Meservey                                                              Jacqueline Lundgren
Harvey Woodcock to Sabrina Clement                                                       Albert Goodwin
Travis Irish to Maegan Lambert                                                                  Reginald Peters
                                                                                            Judith Walker
DEATHS                                                                                                     Ima Frost
                                                                                                                    Winburn Cram, Jr.
Frank Hebert
Thomas Foley


Board of Selectmen meets every Wednesday night, 5 to 8 p.m. FMI, call 929-5191.
Buxton Little League meets the first Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Municipal Building. FMI, e-mail
Community Cupboard is open Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Plummer's Shopping Center at the corner of Routes 112 and 22. Nonperishable food can be dropped off during open hours or by calling Gwen Hatch 642-2396.
Republican Town Committee meets the second Tues of the month, 7 p.m. at the Buxton Municipal Building. Newcomers welcome. FMI, call Dennis Santolucito, 929-4233 or
Buxton Democratic Committee meets on an as-needed basis, depending on projects planned. If you would like to become involved, please contact Nell-Garwood Garvey, Secretary, at 776-0475 for information.
American Legion Post #130 Meetings 2nd Monday each month at 7 p.m. 401 Bar Mills Rd, Hollis. ~FMI call 727-3449, or 929-8660.
Sokokis Riders of Buxton Snowmobile Club meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 pm from October to May at the Groveville fire station. Please come and join us and support the clubs in Maine. Please visit our web site for contact information. You can also now find us on Facebook.
Leavitt’s Mill Health Center Office staff is generally available Tuesdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ~Patients are seen during clinical hours by appointment only. ~Clinics are held every Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9 a.m.-Noon and 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Women’s Ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of every month (except April & October) at the Living Waters Christian Church. ~All women welcome. ~FMI call Malena at 727-5771 or 590-7733.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) clinic meets every Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Buxton Municipal Building at 185 Portland Road. ~Nutrition information, free food coupons, free dental clinics, and free books for children. Call York County Community Action at 1-800-644-4202 to see if you are eligible.
TOPS meets every Thursday evening at the Buxton Centre Baptist Church, weigh in is from 5-6 p.m. Meeting from 6-7 p.m. FMI 727-6364 or 727-4842.
Pleasant River Assembly # 45 International Order of Rainbow Girls meets at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. ~FMI call 727-3169 or 642-2509.
Pleasant River Chapter # 159 O.E.S. meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month. ~FMI call 727-3169.
Buxton Masonic Lodge #115 AF & AM meets on the first Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. supper, 7:30 p.m. meeting, at the Masonic Lodge in West Buxton, Rt. 112 & Christian Row. ~There are no meetings in July and August. ~September’s meeting is on the third Monday. ~~FMI, call Chad Poitras at 929-3723. ~
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held at Bar Mills Community Church Mondays at 7 p.m.
Al-Anon meets Tuesday nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. at North Congregational Church, Groveville, FMI call Cindy @ 727-5027
Buxton Trailblazers ATV Club meets 1st Tuesday of each month (March-Dec) at the Chicopee Fire Station, corner of Chicopee & Gillette Rds., at 7 p.m. FMI:~ 229-2787 or email
Buxton Boy Scout Troop 349 meets every Monday 6:30-8 p.m. @ Groveville Fire Barn, visitor’s welcome!
The Buxton/Hollis Senior Citizens Lunches are every Wednesday (weather permitting) doors open at 10 a.m. lunch is served about Noon At Groveville Fire Station 31 Turkey Lane, Buxton, ME.  Reservations needed by Monday 10 a.m. Call Francis Sullivan 727-6917 or Sandi Fisher
Girl Scouts: Many troop meetings in the Buxton Community for girls in K-12 grade. Please call Darlene Bruns at 229-9353 for specific meeting locations and times.


Berry Memorial Library, Route 4A, Bar Mills. ~Hours: Tuesdays 11-5, Thursdays 4-8, Saturdays 9-11. FMI call 929-5484.
Hollis Library, Route 202 & 35. ~Hours: Monday 9:30-Noon & 4-8 p.m.;~Monday Preschool Story Hour 10am, Tuesday 6-8 p.m., Thurs 4-8 pm, Sat 9-Noon. ~FMI call 929-3911.
Salmon Falls Library, Routes 202 & 117. Hours: Mon. 3-6 p.m., Thurs. Story Hour 10-11 ~a.m., Wednesday 4-7 p.m., Thursday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 9-Noon. FMI call 929-3990.
West Buxton Public Library, 34 River Road, S.R.112, Tues/Thurs 4-8pm; Sat 9am-1pm; WiFi; Please join "The Village Readers Club" starting~ January 2011 and running through December 2011.~ See our website for more info:~ or call 207-727-5898.
Buxton-Hollis Historical Society, 8 River Road (Route 112), Buxton. Non-lending library offers local historical and genealogical resources. Open first Friday and first and third Saturdays monthly through October from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; message phone 207-747-3131.


BBar Mills Community Church, Worship and Sunday school 10 a.m., Dinner and Bible Study Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Call 929-3535 for schedule                and more information.
Buxton Centre Baptist Church, service 9:30am and Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. FMI, call~929-3011.
Buxton United Methodist Church, service at 9:00 a.m. nursery care provided. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. (children ages 3 through high schools). ~Adult Bible Study Wednesday 9 a.m. FMI call 642-3996 or 772-1044.
First Congregational Church of Buxton (Tory Hill) Worship services Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; summer worship services at 10 a.m. (June 1 through August 31). Sunday School 9:15 a.m., at the Parish House (September – May). Children of all ages welcome during Sunday service. FMI call
North Congregational Church, service and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.  FMI, call 929-5600.
West Buxton Freewill Baptist Church, services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School at 9:45 am Junior (grades 6_8) and Senior (grades 9_12) youth groups meet Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. FMI, call 727-3176.
Living Waters Christian Church ~Sunday Service and Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sun.~6-8:30 p.m.--Youth center, Wed. 7 p.m. service along with
7 p.m. youth groups. For more information call 727-4444.


Living Waters Vacation Bible School: ~Pandamonia, August 8th - 12th. ~FREE. ~For more information contact Tracey Hilton at 727-4444, or email

Living Waters Christian School: ~Now Enrolling for the 2011-2012 School Year. ~Pre-K3 through Grade 12. ~Call~Call Living Waters Christian School @~727-4499 for more information.

832011_42848_0.pngBonny Eagle Project Graduation 2012

Current Fundraisers:  Donate your Bottles at Main Street Redemption, Bar Mills.  Just tell them to put it on the Bonny Eagle Project Graduation account.

Businesses WANTED:  If you’re a business and would like to help Project Graduation by supplying YOUR bottles from your place of business, please contact:  Laura Vickery at or by phone at: 727-6988 OR  Tammy Powell at (207) 229-2774

Project Graduation Scrapbooking Crop
WHEN:  Saturday, October 15, 2011  WHERE:  Bonny Eagle High School Cafeteria, Standish, ME  TIME:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m. $45.00 Registration  Ask for a Registration form TODAY!!! OR get your Registration form at: OR through email:

Donations are accepted and appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.  If you would like to make a donation please visit us on our website at: 

Saco River Grange Hall:
The Edith Jones Project:  Saturday, August 13 @ 7:30 p.m.   A “mainstream jazz powerhouse,” this  Portland – based, sixteen member all – woman Jazz Big Band swings you back to the 60’s, 50’s, and beyond.  Adm. $15. Sts and Srs $13, or by donation. Naia (Nigh-uh):  Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.  Flutist NICOLE RABATA and harpist DANIELLE LANGORD are established stars of  traditional Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Quebec.  OWEN MARSHALL joins Naia on guitar and  bouzouki.  Adm $15, $13 for sts and srs, or by donation. 12 and under free.
 Two Old Friends sing songs  from Ireland:  Saturday, September 3, at 7:30 p.m.  MAC McHALE and EMERY HUTCHINS  revive their high-spirited, 1990’s Irish band Northeast Winds with Irish ballads and  rousing pub songs, sing-alongs, and hot-picking instrumentals.  Adm $14, $12, or by donation. Children 12 and under free.
Celebrity Guest Frank Glazer:  Saturday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.   Maine icon FRANK GLAZER, at 96, is one of America’s most esteemed concert pianists and one of its most revered piano teachers, having students from all over the world. Adm $16  Students and seniors, $13 (or by donation). Age 18 and under free. 929-6472 for reservations.  To receive electronic reminders of  coming events, please e-mail us at

West Buxton Public Library~presents its~5th Annual Local Art Exhibit.~ August 2nd through 30th.~ Opening Gala: Friday, August 5th,
6-8 p.m.~ Library Hours: Tues & Thurs. 4-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. -1 p.m.~ 34 River Rd.~ FMI: 727-5898

Next Issue: October 1, 2011. Deadline for submitting information is September 20th. Please make all submissions to

Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
Town Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm & Wed: 11:30am - 7:30pm
For departmental office hours please visit that department's home page.