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:3 March'-1984 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 25 3eaters must excise tax Maine boat owners will have to pay a tew excise tax before they can register nbst watercraft this year. A new boat ax law, enacted by the 11 lth Maine .egislature, which became effective ,larch 1, provides that for 1984, owners =not required to pay the tax until ;une 30. However, as of March 31, boat owners nust first pay .the tax and show proof of ayment (or proof that the vessel is tax ;xempt) before watercraft can be regist- ,,red by the Department of Inland Fisher- ;es and Wildlife. Therefore, b oats which be registered this year will be sub- to the tax as of March 31. Upon paying the tax, or submitting boat owners will re- :eive decals which are to be displayed on the boat's bow, next to the registration validation decal. Law enforcement offic- ials who check boats which fail to dis- a valid decal after June 30, must re- port that fact to the appropriate tax col- Persons living in unorganized territor- es must pay the tax to the same collec- tor to whom they now pay their motor vehicle excise tax. Non-residents pay the tax collector of the town where the boat is principally moored, docked or located. The same rule applies to vessels which are owned by partnerships, corporations or other business entities. Initially, temporary one-page yellow forms will be provided by the department to all town tax collectors and to boat owners. Each fills out a portion of the form and presents it to the tax collector along with payment. The owner then re- turns it to the department with the regis- tration and fee. A shorter, permanent form will be developed for use starting August 1, 1984. Basically, all watercraft are subject to the tax unless they fall under one of five possible exemptions: I. Lifeboats and life rafts. 2. Vessels used by registered retailers as demonstrators of stock in trade. 3. Vessels which had been exempt from property tax. 4. Commercial vessels with no established base of operation in Maine, or non-com- mercial vessels which are not in Maine more than 75 days during the year. 5. Watercraft 20 feet or less in length which are not required to be registered by Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Note: Vessels over 20 feet in length are subject to the tax whether or not they are motorized. The Department of lnaldn Fisheries and Wildlife will receive no dedicated revenues durectly from the excise tax, but has been asked to co-ordinate many of the initial phases of implementation. Persons wishing more information should contact local tax officials. BYRON McLELLEN of Princeton with his $2,500 tagged trout caught at the Calais Rod and Gun Club "s second annual $10,000 Fishing Derby. When asked what he might do with his prize money, Mr. McLellen replied, "I may buy a hearing aid-I haven't heard the robins sing for years." (Photo by LarD, Pottle) Eastern Maine Basketball Camp July 29 - Aug. 3 at Castine The Eastern Maine Basketball Camp will be sponsored by the Maine Maritime Academy and will be held on the Aca- demy campus at Castine July 29-August 3. This new program is a Co-Ed basket- ball camp for athletes between the ages of 10 and 18 and is designed to give the young players concentrated and indivi- dualized work that will aid them in devel- oping their ability to perform at the peak of their potential. The staff is made up of high school and college coaches and college players committed to helping each athlete perfect his skills. These coaches have proven their effectiveness in devel- oping basketball players into outstanding individual performers with winning atti- tudes. The learning experience stresses funda- mentals. Practice and instruction includes proper shooting techniques, offensive moves, ball handling, passing, dribbling and individual intensified play. Campers will have access to all the athletic, recreational and educational facil- NOTICE The Calais Rod and Gun Club Annual Meeting and election of officers will be held on Thursday, March 29th at the Club House in Charlotte. The meeting will be preceded by a roast beef supper at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are $5.00 for members and guests. 1984 dues are now payable at $8.00 a year. Applications.from new members are welcome. Write to Calais Rod & Gun Club, P.O. Box 301, Calais, Me. 04619. SUBSCRIBE NOW TO THE QUODDY TIDES Name ................................................ Address .............................................. i .................................................... Clip and mail to: The Quoddy Tides, Box 213, Eastport, Me. 04631 $12.00 a year in Washington County, Maine or Charlotte County, N.B. $15 a year outside of these counties. ities at Maine Maritime Academy, which include four basketball courts, indoor swimming pool, five tennis courts, two weight rooms with universal gym, racquet. ball courts, handball courts, field house and gymnasium. Additional information, including registration details, can be obtained by writing to Eastern Maine Basketball Camp, General Delivery, Castine, Maine 04420 or by calling the Maine Maritime Academy Athletic Department, tel. 326- 4311, ext. 450 or 451. Shead H.S. Baseball Schedule - 1984 April 24 -at Lubec 28 -at Washington Academy (2) May I -at Calais 5*-Machias (2) 8 at Woodland 12" -Narraguagu s (2) 15"- Lubec 19-at Jonesport-Beals (2) 22*-Calais 25 *-Woodland Lubec H.S. Basketball Team receives Good Sportsmanship Award The Lubec High School basketball team was the recipient of the Eastern Division Good Sportsmanship Award for Boys Class D Basketball on the basis of their performance at the tournament in Bangor. The annual award is made by the State Principals' Association and the judging is done by a committee including members of the media and various individuals seat- ed in the stands during the tournament games. The award takes into considera- tion the sportsmanship exemplified by all those associated with the participating team, including the band members, leaders and fans. Judging is based on neatness in attire of players, coaches, managers and cheer- leaders; friendly and co-operative rela- tionships between the opposing teams; patience and respect for officials; self- control of those involved. The award banner was displayed at Farmer's Market in Lubec. The school previously had re- ceived the sportsmanship banner in 1961. Lubec coach Don Farrell said that several high school seniors have attained outstanding athletic achievements this year. Joe Stuart, son of Joe and Mary Stuart of Lubec, has scored more titan 300 points in basketball and has been chosen for the East-West All Star Team. He will play on the Eastern Maine All- Star Team at the Portland Civic Center on March 24. Mark Jones has scored 1,000 points in basketball and has been chosen as a member of the All-Tourney second team. He has also been chosen as a mesnber of the American Soccer Ambassadors team from New England and will tour Belgium and England for 18 days this summer. Members of this team were chosen from members of the All-State soccer team of which he was a member during his soph- omore and senior years. He is the son of Lewis and Mary Jones. Tammy Dennison has been an out- standing player on the Lubec High girls basketball team. 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