The town has added a third part-time firefighter as it seeks to maintain 12 hours of daytime coverage on weekdays. The Harpswell Board of Selectmen agreed to hire Mike Drake for the position on Nov. 10, with a start date of Nov. 14.
The town will pay a Maine firm $13,725 to identify gaps in high-speed internet service in Harpswell and develop a plan to fill those gaps. Casco Bay Advisors LLC, of Embden, helps communities and service providers expand the availability of affordable, reliable high-speed internet, according to its website.
More than 100 people turned out on Saturday, Nov. 5, to learn about the effort that is underway to update Harpswell’s comprehensive plan and to offer their input during a “community visioning session” held at the Harpswell Community School.
Harpswell voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to cast ballots in state and regional contests, as well as a town referendum. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Harpswell Community School.
Residents of Harpswell and east Brunswick will elect a new member of the Maine House of Representatives on Nov. 8. After four consecutive terms, state Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight, D-Harpswell, cannot run for reelection because of term limits.