Welcome to the Town of South Thomaston
wessaweskeag Historical Society
The Historical Society is having a pot luck dinner June 8 at 6 pm, with a program following at 7 pm. For more information click here.
RSU #13 BUDGET REFERENDUM ELECTION
The budget that was approved at the District-Wide Meeting On May 25th will be voted on Thursday, June 13th at the polls for a yes or no validation vote. Voting will take place in the Community Room at the Municipal Building. The polls are open 8am to 8 pm.
Town Garden Clean-Up
Welcome to all volunteers who can meet at the town offices for the annual spring garden clean-up at 9:00 on Saturday, June 3rd. Rain date is Sunday, June 4th.
Please bring your own tools: we will be weeding, edging, and mulching.
Annual Town Meeting
The annual town meeting will be held on June 20, 2023 @ 7:00 PM at The Ashpoint School
A copy of the draft warrant may be obtained at the town office, by emailing [email protected] or here.
2023 Town Meeting Warrant
Voters at South Thomaston’s upcoming June 20th Annual Town Meeting will be asked if they wish to authorize the Selectboard to purchase approximately 129 acres of undeveloped land. The land consists of a total of five parcels that abut the nearly 100 acres the Town currently owns on Route 73 where the Town Office and Fire Station are located. full press release Map
Wessaweskeag Historical Society Museum
The Historical Society Museum is now open for the season. We welcome friends, neighbors and visitors to visit our museum that includes both the Village School classroom and many artifacts from our local area. Visitors’ hours are Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or by appointment. Please contact Beverly St Clair at [email protected] or call at 207-701-7147. If the “OPEN” flag is out someone is in the museum.
National Wreaths Across America Day
December 16, 2023 is National Wreaths Across America Day. Help South Thomaston Lions’ honor local heros! Sponsor a wreath to be placed on a veteran’s grave this December at the South Thomaston Village Cemetery. For every two wreaths ordered ($17 each) thru the Lions’ Club website we will get a third wreath free. Order deadline is November 28th. You can specify the veteran you are donating a wreath to or can donate without a name (this is the default and usual donation). Please click link for more information.
1st ANNUAL HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT
For the Residents of Owls Head, South Thomaston, Thomaston. Saturday, July 15, 2023. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Click here for more information.
Come Play Pickle Ball on Thursdays at 1:00 PM at the courts behind the South Thomaston Town Office. All are welcome, including beginners. Extra paddles are available.
Once the South Thomaston Public Library moved out of the Village School into Gilford Butler, the Wessaweskeag Historical Society signed a lease with the town to use the Village School. The school has been furnished with many original school desks, photos and artifacts. A sign will be put up to designate it as a museum. Thanks to our new space Beverly St. Clair, our curator, has been able to display many more artifacts. If anyone has any historical school items or papers to donate please contact Beverly at 207-701-7147 or [email protected].
With the help of one of our residents we were able to get Lowe’s to donate materials for the outside of the Village School. Volunteers will be needed to complete the dipping of the shingles. The town has sent an email to town residents to find contractors to remove the old shingles and replace with the new ones. If interested, please contact the town office.
Re-siding the Little Red School House
The Town of South Thomaston is soliciting a contractor(s) or individual(s)* to re-side the exterior (or some sections) of the so-call “little red schoolhouse” located at 8 Dublin Road. More information on this project can be found here.
The Fire Department needs new firefighters as we are becoming dangerously low on manpower. For more information, please reach out to Fire Chief David Elwell or anyone on the Fire Department currently. Applications can be obtained at the Town Office, Town website under Fire Department, or stopping in on a Monday night @ 6pm
Fire Chief David Elwell 207-542-4797 [email protected]
TOWN REPORT DEDICATIONS
Leslie Spear has compiled a list of Town Report Dedications from 1968 to 2021/22. I’ve posted them on the Informational Documents and Useful Links page, under Town Resources. Thank you Leslie!
Individuals interested in an appointment to the Planning Board, Appeals Board, Budget Committee, Ordinance Review Committee, Library and Community Center Committee, Conservation Commission are urged to contact the Town Office for more information.
PLANNING BOARD MEETING
The June Planning Board meeting is scheduled June 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
GILFORD BUTLER CENTER
The Library has moved from the Little Red School House to the Gilford Butler School Building. The Library Hours are Monday 10-4, Wednesday 2-7, Saturday 10-2. Story Hour will be resuming soon.
The Fiber Arts Group has resumed on Thursdays 4-7 in the Maker Space and the ballet barre will restart on Wednesday April 13th, at 7pm in the Learning Center. Pat Dougherty plans on offering a tap class, but a night has not been scheduled for it yet.
Jane Jackson and Martha Carlson are serving coffee and cribbage in the Community Room every Saturday, 10-12.
Select Board Meeting
June 6, starting at 6:00PM, monthly meeting. This meeting is an in-person meeting and will be held at the Municipal Building. You can also view a livestreamed version on our YouTube Channel.
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