March 22, 2018
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New gravestones

Two Revolutionary War soldiers will be honored on Saturday, May 14, by Ramassoc Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

The public is invited to attend the event at 1 p.m. at Arey Community Center on River Road when the chapter dedicates two new gravestones in memory of Benjamin Gross of Bucksport and Charles Hutchings of Penobscot.

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, Maine DAR Regent Virginia Spiller, state senators, representatives and other officials will attend the event.

Tours of Gross’ grave site at Riverview Cemetery will be held afterward. Gross crossed the Delaware with George Washington, was held as a prisoner of war and also confronted the British during the War of 1812.

The burial site for Charles Hutchings is unknown, so his new stone will be placed in Penobscot next to that of his son, William, the last living Revolutionary War veteran in New England when he died at 102.


Aged manure sale

When something is a sellout fundraiser, you keep doing it.

So Argonne Post 138 of the American Legion in Winterport will reprise its annual sale of “aged, bagged manure” the next two weekends at the fire station downtown.

According to Jim Foley, the sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, May 7 and 14. For $5, you can pick up a 50-pound bag of aged manure for your gardening needs.

Money from the fundraiser goes toward the post’s charitable projects, from funding scholarships to sending high school students to Dirigo Boys State, the civic education program, in June.

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