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Webster Park, one of Orono's recreation spots
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A walking trail in Orono's Dirigo Pines community
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April 23- Maine Poet Laureate to Speak

From
Public Library

At the Friends of the Orono Public Library Annual Meeting on April 23 at 7 p.m., Wesley McNair will read from his recently memoir The Words I Chose and tell us what it means to be Maine's Poet Laureate.  He's the author of nineteen books including poetry, nonfiction and edited anthologies. 

Published Apr 6

 

Art for Kids this Saturday, April 6th!

From
Public Library

10:30am, Library's community room. Art with Valerie! Valerie Wallace, local artist, is the creator of our amazing Rapunzel and Jack murals, the puppet theatre and Little Red Riding Hood. She will share her adventures working on these projects and then have you create your own work of art!  You do not need to sign up; please join us!

Published Apr 5

 

Ron Currie, Jr

From
Public Library

The friends of the Orono Public Library will sponsor a visit with Ron Currie, Jr. on Tuesday, April 2 at 6pm in the Library Community Room. 

Ron Currie, Jr., of Waterville, is the author of three novels the latest of which is Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles (Viking, 2013). He is the winner of the 2009 Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as the New York Public Library Young Lion’s Award for his acclaimed debut, God Is Dead. His 2009 novel,

Published Mar 25

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Landfill Returns to Standard Operating Hours

From
Public Works

Beginning March 27, 2013 through November, the landfill will return to the standard hours of operation — every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Published Mar 25

 

Press Release -RSU 26 Board of Directors Vacancy

From
Town of Orono

Link to:    Application for RSU 26 Board of Directors Vacancy

Press Release

For Immediate Release

RSU #26 Seeks Interim Director

The Orono Town Council is accepting applications until March 29, 2013 to fill the vacancy on the RSU #26 Board of Directors created when Director Willie Gavett resigned last week because he is moving out of the district. Mr. Gavett's resignation came just after the March municipal election so his seat will be awarded to an Interim Director appointed by the...

Published Mar 20

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Never Give Up, Never Surrender: The (Brief) Tale of Novelist and Her Lifelong Quest for Readers

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Public Library

Kelley McClymer will speak at the library on Wednesday, March 27@ 12:30pm

If you've ever wondered why writers seem to disappear mysteriously (most of them don't, they just change genres and names), Kelly McClymer will let you in on the secrets behind how authors manage to maintain a long term publishing career if they're not a blockbuster like Stephen King or Tess Gerritsen.

 

 

Published Mar 18

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Comp Plan Public Forums

From
Planning and Economic Development

Mark your calendars:  Wed., April 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m., and Thurs., June 6, 6 - 8:30 p.m.  

The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be hosting public forums those evenings to invite  strategies for economic growth, resource protection, recreational services, housing, transportation improvements, municipal infrastructure and other items addressed by the draft comprehensive plan.

Both forums will be held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The Committee's first forum last fall...

Published Mar 18

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Municipal Election Results

From
Town of Orono

Link to: Municipal Election Results

Published Mar 13

 

RFP for Auditing Services

From
Town Manager

The Town of Orono is requesting proposals for auditing services. 

Please see the following  for a more detailed description:

Audit RFP

Published Mar 11

 

Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives

From
Fire Department

When you take the time to change your clocks this weekend, take a few minutes to do one SIMPLE thing...change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Published Mar 8