Land for Sale by Owner

30± ACRES OF LAND in West Gardiner, Maine, located between Lindsey
Lane and the Collins Mills Road on the west side of the Hallowell-Litchfield
Road with 288 feet of road frontage and further described as follows:
A certain lot or parcel of land situated in the said West Gardiner and bounded
and described as follows: Northerly by land now or formerly of Warren H.
Davis; easterly by land now or formerly of Reuben L. Snow; southerly by the
country road leading from Hallowell to Litchfield and westerly by land now or
formerly of the heirs of the late Orron E. Towle, containing thirty (30) acres,
more or less.
Being the premises described in deed of Thelma R. Wakefield to Thelma R.
Wakefield and Kendra W. Shaw dated August 8, 1988 and recorded in Book
3403, Page 232.
For sale by sealed bid offer only. All offers must be received on or before July
23, 2018. The successful bidder will be notified by August 1, 2018 and must
be prepared to close within 45 days. The owner expressly reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Mail sealed bids to: The Kennebec Land Trust, PO Box 261, Winthrop, ME 04364.
For all inquiries and additional information on the location, please call: (207) 377-2848.

Myers donates land to the Kennebec Land Trust

Kennebec Land Trust member Stewart Myers donated a 238-acre conservation easement in Vienna and Chesterville in Kennebec and Franklin counties to the Kennebec Land Trust on Dec. 19. This conservation donation, which encompasses most of the shoreline of Egypt Pond, will protect natural scenery, water quality, working woodlands and farmland, and wildlife habitat, according to a news release from Howard Lake, KLT Lands Committee board chairman.

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Dr. Philip Wills Haines

Dr. Philip Wills Haines
1945 - 2017
VASSALBORO - Dr. Philip "Phil" Wills Haines, 72, passed away Sept. 23, 2017, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. He was born July 19, 1945, in Mount Holly Township, N.J., the son of Bernard S. and Elizabeth S. (Matlack) Haines. 
Phil grew up in Maple Shade, N.J., attended Moorestown Friends School (New Jersey) and graduated from Westtown School (Westtown, Pa.) in 1963. Phil then graduated from Union College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1967, and earned a Master's Degree in chemistry from Purdue in 1969. Later, in 1982, Phil earned a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of North Carolina.
While working in a chemistry lab at Yale University, Phil met Susan Pitcher, and they married in New Haven in 1970. Phil and Sue moved together to Vassalboro in 1972, buying the home on Bog Road where they raised a family, tended a large vegetable garden, and enjoyed the woods on foot and on crosscountry skis. 
Phil was a kind, caring, dedicated leader in the workplace who strove to ensure that his colleagues and associates received the support and recognition they deserved. He worked tirelessly in support of Public Health across Maine. He was employed by the Maine Bureau of Health in 1972 as a chemist in the Laboratory of Public Health, then promoted to Assistant Director after earning his Doctorate degree, and eventually to Director of the Laboratory of Public Health. He was later promoted to Deputy Director of the Bureau of Public Health and served as Acting Director for the Bureau for periods of time. Senator King remembered "Phil Haines was determined and dogged in protecting the health and well-being of Maine people-his shoulder was always to the wheel but with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lips. He was a valued contributor to my time as governor. The people of Maine (and I) have lost someone special." 
Through his life, Phil was devoted to both family and community. He energetically supported community and town functions, serving in numerous capacities throughout his life in Maine including: 16 years on the Vassalboro Board of Selectmen, many years on the Budget Committee and Sanitation District Trustees; more than 30 years as fireman and as treasurer of the Vassalboro Fire Department; treasurer of the Vassalboro Friends Meeting, Webber Pond Lake Association and Tilton Lane Association; and ten years on Delta Ambulance Board of Directors (including time as President).
Another of Phil's passions was enjoyment of the outdoors with loved ones. This began with childhood trips to Maine, hiking, canoeing and sailing. Later, Phil and Sue enjoyed introducing these activities to their children, exploring the forest behind their home as well as woods, streams, and mountains across Maine and elsewhere. Particular highlights included numerous trips paddling down the Allagash River, hiking up Mt. Katahdin, camping at Acadia National Park, and sailing on Webber Pond and Penobscot Bay.
Phil is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan (Pitcher) Haines of Vassalboro; two sons, Josh Haines and wife Heather of Acton, Mass., and Seth Haines of Boulder, Colo.; grandsons, Henry and William Haines of Acton, Mass.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Vassalboro Community School, under the care of the Vassalboro Friends Meeting. A reception will follow. Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phil's memory to the:
American Lung
Association of Maine
122 State St. 
Augusta, ME 04330-5689 or:
Kennebec Land Trust
PO Box 261
Winthrop, ME 04364


Kennebec Land Trust Seeks Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Public Comments Welcomed

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Kennebec Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The Kennebec Land Trust seeks accreditation to ensure that its practices meet or exceed the nationally recognized best practices

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how The Kennebec Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on The Kennebec Land Trust’s application will be most useful if received by November 6, 2017.