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The Town of Dexter is currently accepting applications to fill the Facilities Assistant position. This is an hourly position under the direct supervision of the Facilities Manager. The job entails manual labor, mowing, cleaning, and snow removal as well as a variety of other duties. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found and should be mailed or delivered to:
Facilities Manager,
23 Main Street,
Dexter, ME  04930.

Award presented to Dexter Lakes Association by the Town of Dexter for 15 years of continuous effort to protect and preserve the health and safety of the local Lakes.







Pictured are Ron Snyder – Vice-President, Shelley Watson – Town Manager
and Ed Graham – Charter/Board member.


Shared Bounty community garden in Dexter needs volunteer help.
Not only is this a busy time for YOU as the winter grudgingly gives way to a Spring (of sorts) and we dash around trying to get plants into the ground, but the large community garden in Dexter also needs help. Saturday mornings from 8 to 11, the small band of volunteers who grow the vast array and amount of food for free distribution to area seniors all season long invest their sweat and love into the project, and could happily use assistance in weeding, planting, harvesting, bagging and any other of the myriad chores involved. Please consider coming on any Saturday morning even for a short time to lend a hand.  The garden is on Rt 23 at Fred Sherburne’s place on the Ripley road just a mile or so South out of Dexter, on the left side of the road going up the big hill; you can’t miss the sign.  Call for more info:  Deb Burdin 924-6538, John Gornall 924-5232

The Dexter Lakes Association is seeking volunteers with a kayak or canoe to assist with the annual plant survey of Dexter’s Lakes. During the survey plant samples are collected from each sector and are used to measure changes that occur in vegetation growing in Dexter’s lakes and to specifically look for any invasive plants that can take over and ruin our lakes. Collecting samples from a sector normally takes from two to four hours and can be done anytime between August 6 through August 20, 2016. Plant identification and finalizing the survey will be on Saturday August 20 with plenty of social time and opportunity to meet others interested in preserving Dexter’s Lakes.
Volunteers are needed to collect samples from the following sectors.
Plant identification is not required when collecting samples.

Lake Wassookeag (Big Lake) & Lake Wassookeag (Little Lake)
Sector 1 from 038-019(N. White) to back of island (Ripley)
Sector 2 from back of island (Ripley) to Sucker Brook
Sector 3 from Sucker Brook to 033-004-C (R. Crawford)
Sector 4 from 033-004-C (R. Crawford) to Rt 23 bridge
Sector 5 from Rt 23 bridge to 040-010 (N. Landry)
Sector 6 from 040-010 (N.Landry) to 038-019(N. White)
Sector 7 from 031-003 (Franks Island) to 022-007 (Back Cove)
Sector 8 from 022-007 (Back Cove) to Witherill Island (Soft Rock)
Sector 9 from Witherill Island (Soft Rock) to 031-003 (Franks Island)
Echo Lake (Puffers) – Sector P-1, Sector P-2, & Sector P-3
This is a great opportunity for parents and grandparent to spend time on the lake with their children and grandchildren and learn about the health of Dexter’s lakes. If you are able to assist and want to learn more about the plants growing in your lakes please contact either: Dan Hutchins 717-9091, Jeff Lovejoy 924-3553, Beth Lagasse 341-1656, or Norm White 212-6794




Dexter_Post_CaneRussell B. Titus was born on October 4, 1918 in Costigan, Maine the son of Eugene and Grace Titus. Russ graduated from Brewer High School in 1937. After graduation he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Youth Administration (NYA). He moved to Dexter in 1939 to work at Fay and Scott and met and married Martha Nadeau on February 22, 1941. They had three children. Russ was drafted into the Navy on August 1, 1944 and sailed in the Pacific on the USS Barnwell. He was discharged on January 29, 1946. Russ continued to work at Fay and Scott and retired after working there for 40 years. Russ continues to be an active member of the Knights of Columbus, the VFW, and the American Legion.
Left to Right – Town Manager Shelley L. Watson, Town Council Chairman Mike Blake and Recipient Russ Titus.

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