Stories about Eustis


S. Packard: Why choose that ridge?

Residents, non-residents, taxpayers, vacationers and friends who care about Eustis Ridge are all needed. A non-resident taxpayer, owning property in residential/recreation zoning, is allowing a commercial business to submit an application to put up a 150-foot cell phone tower on a prime, s... 1


SAD 58 approves $9.5 million budget, nixes moving adult ed programs to RSU 9

SALEM TOWNSHIP — The SAD 58 board approved a $9.5 million budget Thursday night and nixed a proposal to contract adult education with Regional School Unit 9 in Farmington. The board also eliminated the equivalent of one cook’s position. Board member Mary Jane Thorndike o...


SAD 58 board faces tough questions on budget

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Voters of SAD 58 asked school directors Tuesday to consider lowering next year's budget by using surplus money, contracting adult education with RSU 9 and abandoning the late bus run. Superintendent Brenda Stevens said the $9.5 million spending plan is $300,000 less ...


Eustis voters approve electric signboard

EUSTIS — Incumbent Jane Wilkinson narrowly defeated Donald Plante, 45-43, for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen and incumbent Sue Fotter overwhelmingly defeated Jodi Caldwell for a three-year term on the SAD 58 school board at town meeting Saturday. Melody Chase, Daphne Har...


Birds perish in garage fire in Eustis

EUSTIS — Birds perished Thursday in an early-morning fire that destroyed a garage and its contents, fire Chief Rusty Fearon said. He said he did not know whether the birds were pets or were being raised for food. The fire likely was caused by a heat lamp placed in the garage to keep ...


Birds perish in Eustis garage fire Thursday

EUSTIS — Some birds perished in an early morning fire  that destroyed a garage and its contents early Thursday, fire Chief Rusty Fearon said. He did not know how many birds were in the garage, he said. Eight firefighters and three trucks from Eustis and Carrabassett Valle...


Eustis elections to be held Friday, town meeting on Saturday

EUSTIS — Two residents are seeking election for one, three-year term as a selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor on Friday. Incumbent Selectman Jane Wilkinson is being challenged by Donald Plante for the seat. Townspeople will have a chance to elect school and municipal ...


H. Verrier: Outlandish statements

It is fascinating when newspaper editors and policy makers afford special attention to opponents of change who shout loud enough. However, this dynamic slows the progress of renewing the infrastructure and attracting the investment we all rely upon for community and economic development. ... 8


Bernard A. Tibbetts, Jr.

AUBURN — Bernard Adelbert Tibbetts, Jr., 85, died on Jan. 21 at the Hospice House, following a long illness. He was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Kingfield, the son of Bernard and Sadie Anderson Tibbetts, Sr. He was educated in the schools of Kingfield and graduated from Kingfield High Schoo...


Conservation group says DEP's Flagstaff lapse intentional

AUGUSTA — An environmental group is accusing the state Department of Environmental Protection of deliberately relinquishing oversight of Flagstaff Lake in Eustis. Last month the DEP acknowledged that it had inadvertently ceded oversight of water quality and water levels at the 20,000... 2