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The annual business meeting of the Castine Community Hospital Corporation will be November 17, 4 p.m. at Emerson Hall in Castine. Everyone is welcome.

Community Members of Sedgwick What Qualities Do We Need in a New Principal?
The Sedgwick School Committee wants your feedback. We will be holding two community meetings to collect your feedback on those qualities you believe are needed in our new principal. These meetings will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Sedgwick Elementary School Library. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to express your thoughts on the future leadership of our school.

Brooksville Elementary School will be forming a steering committee to oversee mission, vision, and core belief statements which will direct the future work and planning at school. The group will be facilitated by a professional, Mary Jane McCalmon, former superintendent in Portland. The steering committee will be made up of 2 teachers, 1 paraprofessional, the superintendent, the principal, 2 parents of currently attending students, 2 community members with no current Brooksville students, 2 school board members, and Mary Jane, as the facilitator. The first of many meetings will be on Thursday, November 10, at 4 p.m. at the school. The process will continue throughout the year. If you wish to be on this committee, please contact Mark Hurvitt, Superintendent, by Friday, November 4, at 374-9927, or

Information Meeting
The Town of Brooksville will hold an Information Meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. at its Public Service Building on (1) two amendments to its Harbor Ordinance, and (2) a revised Shoreland Environmental Protection Ordinance. There will be a Public Hearing on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 p.m., and a Special Town Meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. Ordinances are available at the Town Office and at

Curbside Trash Pick-up: Monday, October 31.
Recycling Pick-up: Tuesday, November 1.
Please visit or Cable Channel 7 for additional Town notices & postings.
Upcoming Meetings in Emerson Hall:
Tuesday, November 1 - CHPC Meeting at 4 p.m. = CANCELLED. No applications received.
Tuesday, November 1 - Public Hearing to discuss application to PUC for Water Rate Increase at 4 p.m.; Selectmen/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor meeting immediately following the Public Hearing.
Thursday, November 3 - Planning Board Work Session at 7 p.m. To review applications for completeness.
Tuesday, November 8 - Election Day, polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Town Office will be closed for regular business on Election Day.
Thursday, November 10 - Planning Board Meeting at 7 p.m. to address the following application: 1) Peterson, M12 L4, 12 Ribame Shore Rd, tear down existing structure and build seasonal structure in the SLZ.
Friday, November 11 - Town Office closed due to Veterans Day Holiday.
Halloween: Monday, October 31. The annual Halloween Party & Hayrides held at Emerson Hall will be from 5 to 7 p.m.; the Haunted Trail located behind MMA President Brennan’s house on Battle Ave will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Castine Recreation Committee and MMA APO.
Absentee Ballots: Absentee Ballots are available until Thursday, November 3. If you are not going to be in Town to vote on November 8 Election Day contact the Town Office to obtain your Absentee Ballot.
Mandatory Water Conservation: Effective September 19, 2016. We ask all Castine Water Department customers to limit daily consumption in bathing, dishwashing, laundry and general usage. No outdoor watering, washing of vehicles or boats is allowed under this Order. Thank you.
Acadia Float Removal: The Acadia Dock floats are schedule to be removed for the season on Tuesday, November 15.
Dog Registrations: 2017 Dog Registrations are available at the Town Office. Please bring copy of current rabies vaccine. All dog registrations are due by January 31, 2017.