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Mill Street businesses, circa 1910
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The Orono Town Office during the Holidays
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A walking trail in Orono's Dirigo Pines community
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Webster Park, one of Orono's recreation spots

 

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Lawyers in Libraries May 1@ 12pm

From
Public Library

May 1 @ 12-1pm

Lawyers across the state will honor Law Day, Thursday May 1, by offering free legal support in local libraries.  Called Lawyers in Libraries , visiting lawyers will provide resources and assistance to people in need, talk about statewide legal issues, and meet with library patrons ar a series of free events, which are open to the public.

Join local Lawyers, Kerry Jordan and Michael Griffin for a informational session about free resources, low cost legal assisitance and...

Published Apr 24

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Openings on Boards/Committees

From
Town Manager

The Town of Orono seeks residents interested in serving on the following boards/committees: 

Planning Board (1 seat) Board of Appeals (5 seats) Board of Assessment Review (1 seat) Library Board of Trustees (2 seat) Personnel Board of Appeals (1 seat) Tree Board (1 seat) Trail Committee (1 seat)

 Please consider volunteering to serve on these boards/committees.  Your input makes a difference!  For information on the positions, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 866-2556.  ...

Published Apr 23

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April 26: FOPL Book Sale

From
Public Library

April 26: Friends of the Orono Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Orono Public Library will host a book sale at the Library on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  All proceeds will go to support library programming for children and adults.  Readers of all ages and tastes can find great books at unbelievable prices-- everything $1 a bag after 11:30.

This will be our last monthly min-sale.  Beginning with the annual Backyard Bash on June 12, we will switch to a quarterly...

Published Apr 15

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Info on Proposed Bonding

From
Town Manager

The following information on the proposed refunding of existing bonds and the proposed bonding of new borrowing for capital projects was presented to the Orono Town Council on April 14, 2014 during the public hearing.

Proposed Bond Refunding & New Borrowing Capital Projects

Published Apr 15

 

Senior Course Offerings

From
Town of Orono

Gateway Seniors Without Walls

is ramping up for the summer season.  Offerings include courses such as Yarn Social and Cooking with Herbs.

For additional information or to register for activities, call 889-3031, write GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls@roadrunner.com or check out their website GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org

 

Published Apr 11

 

Public Hearing on Bonds, April 14th 7PM

From
Town Manager

Notice is hereby given that the Orono Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 59 Main Street, Orono, Maine to take public comment on a proposed Order entitled Debt Refunding and New Money Bond Order .  The Order will provide for the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $17,650,000, with the proceeds of the bond sale to be used for the following purposes:  1)  To refund (refinance) five...

Published Apr 10

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Corrected - Surplus Property Sale 2014

From
Town Manager

Below you will find the corrected information on the Town of Orono's Surplus Property Sale for 2014.  Sealed bids must be received no later than 9:00 a.m., April 25, 2014 and will be opened at 10:00 a.m. that day in the Town Office.

Surplus Property Sale 2014

Published Apr 10

 

Downtown Pocket Park Conceptual Design

From
Town Manager

Downtown Pocket Park
Your feedback is needed!

 

The Orono Village Association requested the town investigate the possibility of creating new green space downtown, specifically in the alleyway between Margarita's and Mill Street Yoga/Black Bear Brewery. The town contracted with Betsy Poulin, a licensed landscape architect, to create concept drawings for the proposed green space. Betsy was given the following directions:

Minimize impact on parking (i.e. replace the parking spaces currently...

Published Apr 10

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April 15 + 17 April Book Groups

From
Public Library

On Tuesday, April 15 at 10:15, join us to discuss: The Silver Star  by Jeannette Walls. The Silver Star  turns out to be an absorbing, unsentimental tale of childhood, place and emus.— The New York Times Book Review

On Thursday, April 17 at 3 p.m., we will discuss  The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.  Winner of the National Book Award for fiction. . . "A work of extraordinary intensity—powerfully imagined and written with a savage, wryly humorous gusto." – The Atlantic Monthly

Published Apr 8

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Apr. 15-Appy Hour

From
Public Library

Are you utilizing your smart devices to the fullest?  Wondering what an “app” is?  Please join us for Appy Hour with Mocktails on April 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the community room of the Orono Public Library and learn about some of the cool apps, many free, that are available for you to download and use on your smart phones or tablets.  For more information call 866-5060

Published Apr 8