Category: Letters

Take up the cause

Thanks to The Anchor for its two summertime articles keeping alive the issue of Verizon. Citizens must now take up the cause if Harpswell is to obtain reliable 21st-century communication capability.

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Property tax freeze for seniors

The August tax mailing includes a notice of a new state law that exempts certain property owners from future tax increases. All residential property owners over 65 who have owned a qualifying homestead for 10 years can apply for this tax relief program annually. It went into effect Aug. 8 and those who wish to apply have until Dec. 1 to do so.

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Maine, memories and delicious food

In the July issue, I was pleased to read about Kathy and Sheldon Morse and their new dining venture at Henry Allen’s Seafood. I have been a customer of the Morses since the summer of ’00, when I stumbled into their newly opened lobster shack on Morse’s Wharf at the end of Morse Shore Road.

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Eager to help neighbors

When Harpswell Aging at Home was created seven years ago, one of the biggest concerns expressed by survey respondents was the ability to get routine repair and maintenance done on their homes. In response, one of HAH’s foundational offerings was the Home Repairs Team, a collection of about two dozen people (of which I am one) committed to helping Harpswell’s neighbors stay in their homes for as long as possible.

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