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9 November, 1984 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 21 i Lubec Board of Selectmen's meeti ng The Lubec Board of Selectmen met in regular session on Thursday, October 18 at the town office. Resignation of Animal Control Officers The resignations of John Perkins and Daniel Francis as Animal Control Officers, were accepted. They have moved out of town, having employment in Limestone. The yearly pay of John Case as the re- maining Animal Control Officer will be pro-rated to $400 per year. Promotion of Lubec Policeman It was voted to promote Officer Ivan Archer to Sergeant with the Lubec Pol- ice Dept. New Telephone System for Town Office The purchase of the Merlin telephone system from A.T& T. was authorized. This system will be cheaper than the pres- ent one and it will eliminate the basement equipment which has been expensive to maintain. When it is paid for at the rate of $5.00 per month, the town will own it. Trailer for Loader Approved The use of the loader by the Highway Dept. was discussed and it was felt that it was receiving too much wear and tear in being driven to work sites. It was voted to authorize the use of $2600.00 from FRS-Equipment Reserve to purchase a trailer to haul equipment needed. Reseeding Clam Flats The Shellfish Conservation Commit- tee's project of reseeding the clam flats for Federal Harbor was approved. Funds for Economic Development The sum of $312.28, which was ap- propriated by the town for use in Econo- " mic Development Grant applications, will be used by the Lubec Chamber of Com- merce to compile applications for busi- nesses to expand in the Lubec area. Part of the application would include video- taping the buildings that are available for development. The group is contacting large business firms who might like to establish a branch factory here and smaller ones that might be interested in establishing some sort of an industry here. Landfill A letter from Civil Engineering Servic- es was discussed regarding the steps to be taken in establishing a landfill. Town manager Dana Bradley will proceed with the necessary start-up measures outlined by the Civil Engineering Services. Notes of Haliowe'en has come and gone and now those items and decorations will have to be taken down and the ones for Thanksgiving put up. We were very con- scious of the occasion in Ames depart- ment store as all the clerks were dressed in weird costumes. Witches, clowns, people from outer space, were re-stock- ing shelves and checking out purchases at the cashiers' counters. Then stopping in Machias, a few of the clerks in the Shop and Save and in Welby's wore masks and costumes. Things seemed to be pretty quiet on Hallowe'en night in Lubec. Small children were out early to get their treats in plastic bags and pillow cases, most of them being unrecognizable in their masks and fancy costumes. About mid-evening teenagers were making an appearance. Special pol- ice were on duty and kept quite busy checking reports of mischief at various locations but evidently there were no major occurrences. LUBEC (from convention of the Maine Municipal Assoc- iation recently held in Bangor. Mr. and Mrs. Alden O'Brien, Mrs. Evangeline Morrison and Mrs. Earl Thompson, members of Lubec Grange, attended the state convention in Bangor. Mr. and Mrs. Lauris Miller have visit- ed her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Phinney in Green. , Mrs. Malcolm Dodge has returned from a visit with her brother, Vincent Tyler, in Bridgewater, Mass. Dusten Kenne and his sister, Julie Shaw and baby of Portland spent the weekend with their grandfather, Welling- ton Huntley. Visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Flet- cher have been Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Doh- erty of Peabody, Mass., also their daugh- ter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald : ....... J,. ........ - Town and s S I Country 1 i GIFT HOUSE I : SOUTH LUBEC RD., LUBEC, ME. ( (Just before the /ubee Regional i Medical Center) S S s A&i00,Cr00ft, s i -Coming Soon - S ( Christmas items & Ornaments ! i TEL. 733-8831 i s the season The November scene is now upon us- bare trees and bushes, brown grass and lawns covered with leaves. Have only seen two deer-one hanging from a home near Whiting and another one in the back of a truck. The bucks only law has no doubt discouraged some hunters, also it is said that the coyotes have been very active throughout the area. It was nice to hear the factory whist- les blow at Booths and Peacocks the past two weeks. With winter and Christ- mas coming on, extra money is greatly appreciated. Oil trucks are filling orders and wood piles are beingoaoved under cover to keep dry. Furnace men are busy cleaning out oil burning furnaces and now is the time to have the chimneys cleaned if burning wood. It seems only yesterday that we were relieved of furnace and stove fires as summer arrived. Time passes all too quickly. page 20) Stickney of Brownville. Among those enjoying the fail foliage were Mr. and Mrs. Lawton Carter, who spent several days at the Robert Norton cottage in Bridgdon. The colors were very bright and the apple orchards were busy with the harvesting of their fruit. They also attended the Fryeburg Fair. Mrs. Edith Comstock and Mrs. Lois Leslie were overnight guests of Mrs. Las- lie's son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Griffin. The next day they, with Mrs. Griffin and a friend, motored through the White Mountains visiting Pinkham Notch, Lost River and other interesting and pretty places. The foliage was very colorful and there was snow on top of Mount Washington. Cont. on page 22 American Can Factory sold It seems as though some use is going to be made of the old American Can factory in Lubec or what is left of it. For the past week or two a crew has been in- side the burned out shell removing mach- inery and debris not destroyed in the fire that leveled the wooden warehouse and thoroughly gutted the brick section in March, 1983. Town Manager Dana Bradley reported that a bid of $4,600.00 (the only one) made by the Passamaquoddy Electronics Co. was accepted by the town. He did not know just what their future plans for the property were. It will be nice to see this site cleaned up and some use made of it. The window- less skeleton of the large brick building, the black remains of the foundation and the crumbling wooden section on one side that escaped the fire have been an eyesore for a long time. The buildings had been vacant for some time previous to the fire with sagging foundation and doors and broken window. Several industries located in the build- ings after the American Can closed. A marine machine shop was established and the manufactu re of wood-burning stoves; an antique car business was sought but failed to take place and finally a Europ- ean company called USA Fish moved in, repaired the windows, set up mach- inery and went into the frozen food bus- iness hiring fifteen or twenty local resi- dents. But that also didn't last long. The hope is that whatever the new company decides to do with the property, it will be beneficial to the town. ub the1985 CHRISTMAS CLUB IS HERE! Have an automatic trans- fer from your savings or checking account, and have a Christmas check with interest waiting for you next October. Next year, be ready to make all those Christmas dreams come true with small weekly payments to the 1985 Christmas Club. member FDIC BAR HARBOR BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY BAR HARBOR SOUTHWEST HARBOR NORTHEAST HARBOR LUBEC " MILBRIDGE DEER ISLE BLUE HILL ELLSWORTH I