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Paul Muse of Emery Mills Oil has donated 500 gallons of fuel to the Town of Shapleigh to be used to assist needy families in town who are in desperate need of fuel oil during the coming winter months. This is truly a generous donation from Emery Mills Oil and reflects a concern for others less fortunate than themselves. The Board of Selectmen and the General Assistance Administrator join in thanking Emery Mills Oil for such a kindness.


During the month of August the following properties changed ownership:

  • David Glidden, Trustee of the Arnold E. Glidden Revocable Real Estate Trust to David Glidden , Map 26 Lots 23 and 4, 16th St Loop, Mousam Lake;

  • Steven and Tammy Decoste to Cynthia Freedman, Trustee of the Cynthia Freedman Revocable Trust., Map 31 Lot 22E, Totte Rd, Goose Pond;

  • Louis Capozzi to Anthony Steven Capozzi, Map 8 Lot 14, Ross Corner Rd

  • Donald and Barbara Kearney to Donald Kearney, Map 29 Lot 11, Square Pond;

  • Jonathan and Courtney Green to Jo Jo Enterprises LLC, Map 8 Lot 54A, Gore Rd;

  • Lauren Culliuty-Sanford to Daniel and Emily Rand, Map 3 Lot 34-4, Hooper Rd;

  • Estate of John Raffael to Brenden Butt and Kristen Tenbroek, Map 36 Lot 17, Indian Village Rd, Square Pond;

  • David Bourque and Traci Young to David Bourque, Map 7 Lot 41A, Norton Ridge Rd;

  • George and Kathleen Stanley to Jon and Nancy Lambert, Map 4 Lot 49, Back Rd;

  • Warren Cummings to Warren and Elaine Cummings, Map 25 Lot 13, 16th St Loop, Mousam Lake;

  • Warren and Elaine Cummings to Daniel and Lois Frasier, Map 15 Lot 13 16th St Loop, Mousam Lake;

  • Robert Moulton to Cheryl Domelowicz and Robert Moulton, Map 41 Lot 26, Royal Coachman Way, Pine Springs Lake;

  • Sharon Ridley to Aaron Downs, Map 5 Lot 43C, Hooper Rd;

  • Barbara Carlberg to Marc and Sandra Lemelin, portion of Map 30 Lot 32A, Hemlock Rd and Hawthorne Rd, Square Pond;

  • M. Christine Cullinane-Scotti, Trustee of Arrow Realty Trust to M. Christine Cullinane-Scotti, Map 11 Lot 23-7, Newfield Rd;

  • William Elliott Jr to William Elliott Jr, Trustee of the William H Ellliott Jr Revocable Trust, Map 15 Lot 16, 31st St, Lower Mousam;

  • Steven and Donna Allaire to Steven and Donna Corley, Map 27 Lot 25, Point Rd, Mousam Lake;

  • Temkin Realty LLC to Leonid Temkin, Trustee of the Leonid Temkin Living Trust, Map 1 Lot 24, Deering Ridge Rd;

  • Jean Paul Guilletette to Guilford Berube and Heather Jean Kimball, Map 1 Lot 20-F, Lebanon Rd;

  • Henry Escato Sr to Jennifer M Escato, Map 8 Lot 41-3, Garland Rd;

  • Ward Doonan, successor trustee of the Robert Redfern Revocable Trust, to Amy Caldicott, Map 26 Lot 41, Mousam Lake;

  • William Elliott Jr, personal representative of the Estate of Faye Elliott grants to William Elliott Jr and Nancy Lee Wakefield, Map 15 Lot 16, 31st St;

  • Frank W Clark to Daniel and Lois Fraser, p/o Map 25 Lot 14, 16th St Lower Mousam.


After calling the meeting to order and pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, the Selectmen introduced the speaker for the hearing. Sheriff Ouellette spoke to the group assembled at the Shapleigh Town Hall on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 for a public hearing regarding the proposed Community Oriented Police Service (COPS) program. Currently, his department is a reactionary force because of the lack of deputies available to cover the entire County of York. Fourteen of the 29 towns do not have police departments of their own and are the ones contacted for the COPS program.

York County District 4 Representative David Bowles attended the hearing as well as the three Selectmen from Acton. Michael Cote of Shapleigh who is running for a seat on the Board of Commissioners was also present. The turnout of residents was also a goodly number.

Federal grants were issued in the State of Maine with York County Sheriff’s Department receiving two. Currently both Acton and Shapleigh are going through the public hearing process. Each town will also be conducting special town meetings to vote on whether or not to enter into a COPS contract with the Sheriff’s department for a term of four years. Three of those years will cost each town $20,000 as their share and in the fourth year the cost will be $40,000 because the federal funding will have run out. At the end of the fourth year the cruiser which will have been

used for the duration of the contract will become the property of the towns of Acton and Shapleigh.

Benefits of the COPS program would be:

  • a 24/7 365 presence in the two towns,

  • a quicker response time,

  • lower price because of cost-sharing by the two towns,

  • the opportunity for the deputy to know the town, its inhabitants, and the problems which may occur,

  • a familiar face and name of “our” deputy,

  • an opportunity to meet with the deputy at the Town Hall to discuss whatever issues one may have,

  • enforcement of whatever town ordinances are necessary,

  • monitoring motorists driving with excessive speed

  • preventing break-ins or other crimes simply because of the presence of a deputy,

  • having a police presence at public gatherings both for public relations and compliance,

  • and more.

All three Shapleigh Selectmen are in favor of entering into the contract for the COPS program and those attending the public hearing seemed to speak favorably of it. Those actually voting on October 2, 2012 will be the determining factor.

Should the Town of Acton vote against the joint COPS program which would be funded from $20,000 of undesignated funds, the Town of Shapleigh has a second article in the warrant which would be presented to the voters to allow the expenditure of $40,000 from undesignated funds for the single town COPS program. In the second through the fourth year the monies for the program would be raised and appropriated. Because the commitment has already taken place it was not possible to do that this year. The Shapleigh Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7 pm at the Shapleigh Town Hall. All voters are encouraged to attend.


Road Commisssioner Richard Goodwin Sr has indicated that there are enough funds remaining in his appropriation to grade the pond roads with public easements on them one more time this autumn. After the shoulders on the newly paved section of the Back Road have been completed, the striping will take place .


That if you are 60 years old or over that you are eligible to participate in the Senior Food Mobile Program which supplies free groceries to Senior Citizens in need. A program of the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, sponsored by the Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation, the next distribution will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Sunset Towers at 941 Main Street in Sanford.

For more information on Senior Hunger programs contact Shannon Coffin at 207-782-3554 or scoffin@

Additional resources include Food Supplement program application assistance and Cooking Matters demos and recipes.


Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease that is caused by a virus that can cause inflammation of the brain. It can infect humans, horses, birds, and other animals.

The EEE virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The disease is not directly passed from person-to-person or from horse-to-horse.

Symptoms of mild EEE can include fever, chills, body and muscle pain, and general weakness. Severe cases of EEE infection begin with sudden onset of high fever (103 to 106 degrees F), headache, stiff neck, chills and vomiting. The illness may then progress to altered mental status, seizures, and inflammation of the brain. The disease quickly worsens and can lead to coma and death. Around one third of the patients who get EEE die, and many of those who survive have mild to severe brain damage.

It has been reported in the news that several birds which died in Lebanon have been diagnosed with the disease.

Anyone who lives or visits an area where EEE virus is circulating is at risk for infection. Persons over the age of 50 and under the age of 15 are at the greatest risk for severe illness following infection.

Symptoms of EEE usually begin 4 to 10 days after a bite from an infected mosquito.

EEE can only be diagnosed by a health-care provider. If you think that you or a family member have signs of illness compatible with EEE you should speak with your provider as soon as possible.

Published by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Information sheets regarding EEE are available at the Shapleigh Town Hall during regular hours.

FMI call the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention at 1-800-821-5821 or visit the website

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is another excellent source of health information.


The Older Wiser Liberated Seniors (OWLS) had another one of their fabulous lunches prepared by Acton’s Larissa Crockett and her helpers on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Acton Town Hall. Homemade oatmeal bread, white rolls, platters full of cheese slices, rare roast beef, roast turkey breast, lettuce, garden fresh tomato slices, homemade pickles, rice salad with chunk cheese and cashew nuts, pasta salad with cucumbers, chicken salad with walnuts and cranberries, miniature tomatoes sliced with herbs, coffee, iced tea, and several desert choices comprised the menu. The meal was fit for a king.

Clara Bragg who just turned 86 this month and several others who have birthdays in September were all recognized with applause.

Folks signed up for the Clam Bake and Lobster meal which will be taking place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at noon.

There will be no donut and coffee hour this month. In October it will be held at the Acton/Shapleigh Historical Society building at 122 Emery Mills Rd in Shapleigh.

Plans are being made for participating OWLS to go on a fall foliage trip in a comfortable coach bus with a turkey dinner mid-trip.

After the luncheon Acton Selectman Ted Kryzak spoke to the OWLS regarding the Contract Deputy Program, the requested authorization for the purchase of a new fire truck and the scheduled public hearing and town meeting to act on those issues.


Rev. David A. Dickinson has provided the following information regarding scheduled events of the Ross Corner Baptist Church which is located at the crossroads of Newfield Rd, West Rd, Ross Corner Rd, and the ?ore Rd. Sunday School classes began on September 9, 2012 at 9:30 am. These classes are for all ages, nursery to adult, The classes are newly formatted and are using new materials.

Junior Church is held for the children at the same time as the morning worship service at 10:30 am every Sunday.

A “BLOCK PARTY” will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm as a Ross Corner Baptist Church Outreach Event. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. “Scooby-Do Moon Bounce” and the “Purple Dragon Moon Bounce” will be available for the kids. Refresh with popcorn, snow cones, carnival games, hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. This is anticipated to be a great fun time for adults and children alike.

FMI call Pastor Dave at (2078)490-5620 or by email at


Missionary “Small Paul” will be presenting a message from the Bible in chalk drawing at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the First Baptist Church. Paul is actually 6’10” and delivers a meaningful verbal message while also drawing a visual message with chalk.

The annual meeting for the First Baptist Church of Shapleigh has been called for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in the Holdsworth Room of the church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd. Reports from all department heads are being prepared for publication in the 2012 annual report. All members are encouraged to attend.

Classes for all ages are held each Sunday at 9:30 am; Fellowship Time at 10:30 am; 11 am Worship Service; 5:30 pm Youth Group; 6 pm AWANA; Wednesday at 10 am Bible Study. Choir practice for children takes place Sundays at 10:30 am; choir practice for adults takes place after church service each Sunday. Anyone interested in singing in the choir is encouraged to contact Connie Lee Bosse.


Mark your calendar for the first Saturday in October to attend the “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast at the Acton Town Hall from 8 am to 10 am at a modest cost of $5.00.

Another date to remember is Saturday, October 13, 2012 when the Acton/Shapleigh Lions will have another spectacular supper at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd. More details to follow.