Rotary thanks Stetson family

To the editor,

On behalf of the Scarborough Rotary Club, we would like to thank the Stetson family for their generosity in allowing us to set up and sell Christmas Trees at Oak Hill Citgo. Harry Stetson was a member of our club and owner of this location. Scarborough Rotary Club has been selling Christmas trees since 1960. We started in what was then the Mammoth Mart/Grossmans parking lot. We have sold at Oak Hill Hardware, Foleys Ice Cream and have been at the present location since the early 1980s.

Harry, then his wife Eleanor-Sue Stetson and their children Lisa Brady, Lynda Johnson and Lee Lilley have continued all these years to enable us to continue to support our scholarship program.

We have had another successful year, thanks to their generosity, we would like to take the opportunity to thank the Stetson family and wish them the best of luck and congratulate them on the sale of Oak Hill Citgo to the Big Apple

Thank you,


The Scarborough Rotary Club

Family thanks town and police department

To the editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Town of Scarborough and the Scarborough Police Department for their compassionate and ongoing thoughtful gestures to the Durant family.

On a dark and cold December night in 2006 my late husband, James Durant, lost his life while directing traffic serving as a Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS) for the Scarborough police.

The town honored his life by naming a road, Durant Drive, after him and placing a memorial stone in his honor in Memorial Park. The Maine Association of Police has created the “James Durant Citizenship Award” to be given annually to a citizen who has performed a lifesaving act or demonstrated exemplary citizenship.


Recently the family was contacted by Police Chief, Robbie Moulton, to view a new memory of Jim in the entry way of the new Scarborough Police station. There in the entry way in a glass case is a granite inscribed portrait of Jim for all to view as they enter the new station.

A Christmas wreath was placed by the Scarborough Police at the memorial stone in the park. A call from Police Chief Robbie Moulton informed me that the young Scarborough Police Explorers have agreed to make sure the stone and wreath are kept clear of snow and ice.

Thank you, Scarborough Police and the Town, of Scarborough for all your efforts in keeping the memory of my late husband, James Durant, alive.

Janine Durant

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