RSU 56 offers lunch for students

RSU 56 begins its school nutrition services starting Monday, March 16. The meals are are available seven days a week and free to anyone younger than 18 at these locations and times:

• From noon to 1 p.m. at Dirigo Elementary School in Peru at the lobby door; Dirigo High School in Dixfield at the kitchen entrance on Nash Street; Carthage Town Office at 703A Carthage Road; Canton Town Office at 94 Turner St.

• From noon to 12:30 p.m. at the East Dixfield Fire Department parking lot at 928 Route 2.

• From noon to 1:30 p.m. at Dirigo Middle School in Dixfeidl, use kitchen entrance (around back). 

Andover cancellations

Andover Elementary School will be closed from March 16-27.

Wilton selectpersons meeting canceled

The Board of Selectpersons meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, has been canceled, according to Town Manager Rhonda Irish.

Code Enforcement Officer Charlie Lavin also announced that the Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday is postponed to April 2.

Mechanic Falls cancels meetings, closes library

The Mechanic Falls Public library will close for two weeks, effective immediately. The town is also postponing all nonessential boards and committee meetings, including Town Council, Budget Committee, Planning Board, library trustees, Historical Society, recreation and any active ad-doc groups, through April 1.

Residents are encouraged to use online services to pay taxes, reregister vehicles and boats, and pay water bills. Tax and utility payments may also be mailed to the Town Office. Precautions will be in place from March 16 through April 1.

Minot addressing social isolation, canceling meetings


All town committee meetings in Minot have been canceled.

In addition, Administrator Danielle Loring, said the town will “assist those who are facing social isolation and do not have means to get essential items such as food or medication due to this situation. We will also call to check in on anyone who wants that service.”

Poland library closed

The Ricker Memorial Library in Poland will be closed until March 30.

Dempsey Center restricts visitors

The Dempsey Center announced Monday that is not allowing any outside visitors until March 27.


All in-person appointments — such as massage and acupuncture sessions — are canceled. Counseling can be done by phone or video sessions. Nutrition and fitness consultations will be available by phone only.

Dempsey Center staff will be able to answer questions. Its phone number is 877-336-7287. More information can be found at

Lisbon Parks and Recreation MTM Center closed

Due to current CDC recommendations, in an effort to keep the public and employees healthy, the Lisbon Parks and Recreation Department MTM Center will be closed from March 16-31, at which time the status of the center will be re-evaluated.

211 Maine offers COVID-19 information

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that answers to frequently asked questions on the COVID-19 virus are available through the 211 Maine system. The confidential information and referral service connects Maine residents to local services.

For more information, contact 211 Maine:

• Dial 211(or 1-866-811-5695)
• Text your ZIP code to 898-211
• Email
• 211 is TTY and Video Relay accessible if calling from Maine
• Visit

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