Community News

Winter 2020 Notices:

The Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20th due to the Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday.

The Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17th due to the President’s Day Holiday.

 

Christmas Tree Disposal:
Christmas trees will be picked-up by Public Works if left by curbside for the next week or two.

Recycling – CAUTION – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

On Thursday, January 9, Coastal Resources of Maine suffered mechanical damage to a key piece of equipment caused by a fire. The Hampden Fire Department acted quickly, and the fire was contained.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, but two Coastal Resources employees working in the area at the time of the incident were affected with one suffering minor injuries that required immediate medical attention.
The root cause of the fire appears to be a propane tank that exploded during processing.

Hazardous Waste such as propane tanks, including camp stove canisters and the like, ARE NOT accepted at Coastal Resources. Due to the gas and pressure inside, these tanks cannot be recycled with household waste or single stream recycling and are a danger to all who handle waste.

As MRC Members, it is our responsibility to make sure the household waste and recycling sent to Coastal Resources for processing is free of unacceptable materials, especially Hazardous Wastes.

It is the MRC Members’ responsibility to educate their residents on what CAN NOT be disposed of in household waste and recycling.

Please post notices on your Municipal websites and social media pages. It is essential that we encourage our residents to properly dispose of all waste, so they do not risk injuring themselves or sanitation workers.

We cannot risk endangering the lives of sanitation workers by sending dangerous and unacceptable waste to the Coastal Resources of Maine facility.

Please review and reiterate the unacceptable waste list to your residents at:

Municipal Solid Waste Guidelines

Thank you for help in keeping everybody who handles our municipal waste safe.

 

HELP WANTED – CASTINE VISITOR CENTER DIRECTOR
The Castine Merchants Association is seeking a Director to oversee the seasonal operation of the Visitor Center and to work on various annual projects. This is a year-round, part-time contract position with flexible hours. The ideal candidate will live in or very near Castine, is self-motivated, and has excellent organization, communication, and people skills, and is comfortable with computers. Job duties include, but are not limited to communicating with merchants, volunteers and visitors; scheduling, clerical work, light bookkeeping, marketing, posting on social media, and attending and organizing meetings. The Director must have a desire to help Castine’s visitors as well as the members of the Castine Merchants Association.

For more info or to apply, email visitcastine@gmail.com or call Alyssa Radcliff at 207-610-2056.
The CMA is an EOE.
Position will remain open until filled.

 

2020 Dog Registrations are due by January 31st. If paid after January 31st a $25 late fee will be applied to registration fee.

Overnight Parking Ban:
in effect from November 1st until April 30th.

 

Current News

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 17
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Friday, January 17  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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Monday, January 20
  • Town Office CLOSED - Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday Monday, January 20
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  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Monday, January 20  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, January 20  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, January 21
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up (due to the Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday) Tuesday, January 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Tuesday, January 21  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    (on Tuesday rather than Monday- due to the Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday)

    ·        Callto Order – Colin Powell, Chair

    ·        Additions,deletions or corrections to the agenda

    ·        SignWarrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget v. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, BankReconciliations and Excise Tax Collections

    ·        ApproveMinutes of previous meeting(s)

    ·        Business:

    1.   ApproveInnKeeper, TavernKeepers & Lodging House Licenses – MarKel’s Bakehouse, TheManor Inn & Castine Cottages

    2.   AcceptCastine Fire Rescue Volunteer Association (CFRVA) Donation

    3.   Approvefor the Town to apply for grants regarding Maine 200 & Fort GeorgeFortification.

    4.   TownManager’s Report

    5.   OtherBusiness as Required

    ·        Communications

    ·        Acknowledgemembers of the public and address their requests, if any.

    ·        PastActions

    ·        SelectboardComments

    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 2/3/2020 at 4PM & Tuesday,2/18/2020 at 4PM; T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 2/19/2020 at 8AM in Emerson Hall – watch forcancellation]

    ·        Adjourn

     

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Wednesday, January 22
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up (due to the Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday) Wednesday, January 22  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Wednesday, January 22  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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Thursday, January 23
  • Calvineers Community Thank You Event Thursday, January 23  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Emerson Hall

    The Adams School Calvin Project, a group of 7th and 8th-grade students working to save endangered North Atlantic Right Whales from extinction, invites the community to attend a special “thank-you” event at Emerson Hall in Castine on Thursday, January 23 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. At the event, which will feature refreshments as well as presentations, the Calvineers will share information about their recent travel to Barcelona, Spain for the 2nd World Marine Mammal Conference, an international gathering of over 2,500 scientists and advocates from 95 countries discussing the most recent scientific findings and conservation issues facing the world’s marine mammal populations. The December 2019 trip was made possible through the support of many individuals and organizations in Castine and beyond. The Calvineers, their teachers and families want to show their gratitude to the community and all who donated to make this experience happen, while sharing updates with everyone who is interested in the Calvineers’ mission.

    The event will open at 5:00 pm with a light buffet of Spanish-style tapas (appetizers), contributed by Calvineer families, and an opportunity for guests to engage with individual Calvineers while viewing photos from the trip and posters prepared by the students.

    Presentations will begin at about 5:45 pm, with the Calvineers sharing new findings about North Atlantic Right Whales, other information learned at the World Marine Mammal Conference and an overview of their cultural experiences in Barcelona. Also on the program is local filmmaker Thom Willey, who will show a short new trailer from his latest work-in-progress, The Calvineers Movie. The program will conclude with an opportunity for general Q&A, and then the Calvineers will again be available for individual conversations with attendees.

    This special event is free and open to the public.

    For more information about the Calvineer Community Thank You event on January 23, contact the Adams School at 326-8608, email Calvineers@gmail.com, or visit the Calvineers Facebook page. 

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Friday, January 24
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Friday, January 24  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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Monday, January 27
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, January 27  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Monday, January 27  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, January 27  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, January 27  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Wednesday, January 29
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Wednesday, January 29  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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