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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:39 am

Roads posted

Lebanon Road Commissioner Larry Torno has posted signs throughout town warning truckers to stay of most town roads.

“At this time of year the roads are actually soft,” he said. “It gets soft underneath the pavement because the moisture stays. It’s muddy on top.” 

Sometimes it can mean frost heaves; sometimes the damage can be more severe. The signs restrict heavy trucks on almost all Lebanon roads to about 12 tons. The only ones open for heavy trucks are Route 202, Depot Road, Milton Mills Road and Hubbard Road.

Torno says he does allow heavy trucks to travel from 6-9 a.m. because chilly nights prevent road damage through the early morning hours. He said any resident who sees semi-trailer trucks on restricted roads later than 9 a.m. should call Maine State Police and report it. He said the signs will stay up until April 15.

Nomination papers

available Monday

Nomination papers are available for the following positions beginning Monday, March 18, at the Town Office:

One School Administrative District 60 director for a three-year term and one for a one-year term; one three-year term for selectman; one three-year term for road commissioner; and four three-year spots on the Budget Committee

The deadline to file nomination papers is Monday April 29. For more information regarding the nomination process, contact Town Clerk Laura Bragg, 457-6082.

Local reps set

constituency hours

Lebanon’s state representatives, Joshua Plante and Bill Noon, will be available to Lebanon residents on Saturday, March 23, from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Lebanon Fire Station on Upper Cross Road to answer any questions or concerns and to update residents on what is happening in Augusta.

The Lebanon Democrats will meet at the station at noon following the constituency hours. For more information call Richard Burke at 457-1185. 

Applications for

scholarships available

Both the Dorcas Society and the West Lebanon Community Ladies Circle of Lebanon have scholarship applications available at the Lebanon Town Office or at Noble High School.

Both groups award two $500 scholarships to Lebanon students who are either graduating this year and accepted at a post-secondary institution or already attending one.    

Applications are due by April 30. A student can apply for both groups’ scholarships. 

Both groups through the year have fundraisers that enable them to offer  scholarships.

Garden club

meets March 20

The Southern Maine Garden Club will resume its monthly meeting schedule Wednesday, March 20, at 6:45 p.m., at Springvale Library on Main Street. 

A representative from the Maine Master Gardeners Program will speak on topics such as the importance of soil analysis, and will give an overview of what the master gardening course consists of.

The club meets 10 times a year at the Springvale Library on the third Wednesday of every month beginning at 6:45 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). The public is invited to attend to sample a meeting.

 For further information about future meetings, contact in Maine, Sheryl Rothstein at 490-7147; or in New Hampshire, Donna Claveau at 603-332-4860.

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