September 30, 2013

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Enroll in a weatherization program/New trustees at the Kennebunk Free Library/Rockland Kiwanis Club raises $15,000, and more news from our communities.

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Former Sen. George J. Mitchell meets Jonathan Poole at Google headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Poole, son of Charlie and Elizabeth Poole of Yarmouth, is a 2013 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and recently began a year of study at University College Cork as a Mitchell Scholar.

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Peggy Belanger

Moores has also been responsible for furnishing many dorm and common areas on the campus, donating much needed desks, chairs and beds.

WELLS

New irrigation system part of school improvements

The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District has embarked on an ambitious program to improve and renovate portions of its seven athletic fields.

The most significant component of the $851,000 bond-funded project, approved by voters on June 11, includes construction of an underground irrigation system that will provide all of the fields with automated watering.

The irrigation portion began with drilling a well at the corner of the Wells High School varsity softball field in late June.

A contract to design and develop the network of irrigation lines was awarded to Environmental Solutions of Portland in August. The project involves a number of buried electrical and fiber optic cables.

Renovations also are planned for the track and field area at Wells Junior High School and new grass on the varsity soccer and lacrosse field at Wells High School.

The work will not interrupt sport teams' schedules. The entire field project is expected to be completed in three to five years.

Separate from the field project is a proposed $26.85 million project to renovate Wells High School.

In November, Wells and Ogunquit voters will be asked to approve the renovation of the high school built in the mid-1970s.

WELLS

Teen formerly from Wells earns Eagle Scout rank

Alexander Thacker, 18, formerly of Wells, and a recent graduate of the Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, Mass., recently was honored with the rank of Eagle Scout at a Boy Scout Court of Honor ceremony.

Thacker, of South Deerfield, Mass., was a member of Troop 356 in Wells and Troop 5 of Greenfield, Mass.

To achieve the Eagle distinction, Thacker completed 24 merit badges and held Scout leadership positions. For his Eagle Scout service project, Thacker led a team of Scouts, friends and family to construct two red cedar benches that were installed at Four Rivers Charter Public School.

Thacker raised more than $700 to make his project a reality. He is the son of Douglas and Heidi Thacker.

 

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