Copies of the Livermore Falls Advertiser from 75 and 50 years ago are not available. Information from 49 and 25 years ago will be shared here.

49 years ago    

John Taglienti, Jay High School physical education director, has been named as director of the Jay Summer Recreation Program. The program will commence on July 1st and will operate until the last of August. The Jay Summer Recreation Program will be held at the Jay Recreation Park, which is located between Jay High School and Route No. 133.

Livermore Falls Town Manager Rochie Smith announced last Thursday that the tax rate for 1968 will be 36 1/2 mills, based on a 100 percent valuation. Tax bills are now being prepared and will be mailed.

There is a Peace Corps Training Camp at Camp Wekela on Bear Pond. Some of the staff have already arrived.

This week, 105 volunteers are expected. They are part of a group being trained for Ethiopia.


On Saturday, June 15, six girls from the Livermore Falls High School girls track team entered the Annual State A.A.U. Championship in Track and Field at Whittier Field in Brunswick. The girls earned 13 place finishes and 5 medals.

Freshman Debbie Poisson placed 3rd in the 100 yard dash; 2nd in the 70 meter hurdles; 4th in the high jump; and 4th in the long jump.

Junior Lucia True placed 4th in the shot put and 4th in the discus.

Freshman Terry Ventrella placed 4th in the 100 yard dash; 4th in the 70 meter hurdles and tied for 5th in the high jump.

Freshman Joyce Slovak placed 3rd in the high jump.

Junior Susan Anderson placed 3rd in the javelin and tied for 5th in the high jump.


Freshman Paula Richard placed 4th in the javelin and 3rd in the discus.

Jay car salesman Niles Gage captured the first annual Shriner’s trophy Saturday evening at the Oxford Plains Raceway. This is the first feature trophy in nearly two years for Gage, who consistently places in the top ten every week.

The state has taken the K of C building in Jay and it is being taken down.

25 years ago

Jay High School’s Class of 1992 graduated on Sunday.

Stacey Mancine, class president, presented the welcoming address in which she made comparisons between graduating from high school and taking part in an important football game. She ended her speech by saying “…exhibition season is over, the game has begun.”


Fayette residents finished step two of an eight step process to withdraw from SAD 36 when they voted unanimously to explore that option.

One hundred and thirty-two residents gathered at the Fayette town garage to express their anger, get information on the withdrawal process, and take a straw vote to consider withdrawing from the district. The straw vote showed all in favor of looking at school options.

Residents were told it would take at least one year to withdraw from SAD 36 if that was what voters decided they wanted to do. The next step in the process will be to hold a special town meeting. Selectmen will be setting that date soon.

Close to 150 voters in School Administrative District 36 approved a $4.6 million budget Tuesday night – but not before an extended discussion about school construction issues.

A Fayette resident was told one article reflected the amount of state money anticipated to come into the district and the local share. Roughly 31 percent of the total school budget must be raised locally, Superintendent Emmons Pinkham said.

Other discussion followed the initial question. Most centered on maintenance for schools in the district.


A fire at the Readfield town dump off North Road on Saturday, May 30, caused much concern to residents of the area.

For four hours, as thick smoke engulfed the town, about 50 firefighters from Readfield, Belgrade, Manchester, Fayette and Mt. Vernon fought the blaze.

The fire is said to have started at the brush pile and spread to the tire pile. Several residents commended the firefighters for containing the blaze. For a short time, the fire was a threat to the area because of the extremely dry conditions.

Members of the Tri-County Sportman’s Club recently held a clean-up day on Bartlett Pond in Livermore. Members Tim Kachnovich, Deric DiGuiseppe, Treva Farmer and Randy Veilleux collected seven trash bags of garbage, one tire and an old rusty barrel.

The congregation of Emmanuel Assembly of God began to use their new building for services on Sunday, June 7.

The construction project will continue throughout the summer months.


The downstairs of the new facility is fully functional and ready for use. This completes phase one of the construction project.

The second floor sanctuary, along with a small addition containing a foyer, baby nursery, handicap bathroom and church office will comprise phase two of the plans.

A volunteer work force from the congregation has been working on the building since they broke ground in September of 1991, providing all of the carpentry and finish  work.

Compiled by Pam Harnden

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