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Frye Island Election Results 11-6-18

posted Nov 12, 2018, 7:06 AM by Marie Tedford

General Election

United States Senator
Brakey, Eric L.       24
King, Angus S. Jr.  37
Ringelstein, Zak      2

Rep. To Congress (District 1)
Grohman, Martin J.  5
Holbrook, Mark I.    26
Pingree, Chellie      31

Hayes, Teresea M.  4
Mills, Janet T.         29
Moody, Shawn H.   30

State Senator (District 26)
Diamond, G. William  39

Rep. To The Legislature (District 67)
Austin, Susan M.  40
Gass, Anne B.      22

Judge of Probate
Aranson, Paul       42

Joyce, Kevin J.      46

District Attorney (District 2)
Sahrbeck, Jonathan T.  7


Question 1: Citizen Initiative
Yes  17
No    44

Question 2: Bond Issue
Yes  37
No   24

Question 3: Bond Issue
Yes  50
No   12

Question 4: Bond Issue
Yes 38
No   24

Question 5: Bond Issue
Yes  47
No   15

Ferry Incident November 5

posted Nov 6, 2018, 5:46 AM by Bill Braun

You may be aware that at approximately 8:10 PM on November 5th, a single car rolled off the ferry after boarding from the island ramp.  Ferry crew, Raymond EMS, and the Cumberland County Sheriffs' Office responded to the scene. The single occupant was pulled from the water, transported off the island by Raymond EMS for medical evaluation and subsequently released.   

Regular ferry service to the island ended this evening as scheduled.  The ferry will continue to operate for a short time as usual on the limited staff-only basis required for island shut down.  Measures to remove the submerged vehicle will be undertaken as soon as possible.    

The Town will conduct a thorough review of this incident to help ensure the ongoing safety of ferry operations.  

Transfer Station

posted Oct 20, 2018, 7:59 AM by John Boyd

The Transfer Station will remain open on the low season weekend schedule and on Monday November 5, from 8:30 – 4:30.  As of now, we expect bulk waste containers to be available until Island close on November 5, depending on lake level.  Be alert for updates, which will be posted on the website.

Thanks from Public Safety Services (Sheriff, FIFD and EMS)

posted Oct 14, 2018, 1:15 PM by John Boyd

 Deputy, Howard L. Brown     , 207-893-2810, brown@cumberlandcounty.org

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Patrol Division

We would like to thank all of you that have welcomed us in your homes, boats and invited us to share in your celebrations.  I personally am grateful to the islanders who have accepted my Terri and made her second year on the island memorable.  It has been a pleasure serving this community and we hope to see you next year.  Be safe, have a great fall and winter.



Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Volunteer Fire Department this year by donating refundable bottles and cans at the Transfer Station!  In the last few years, your donations to the Fire Department:

2014 - $930                 2015 - $1,600              2016 - $1,400              2017 - $1,100              2018 - $2,000, estimated, the most we’ve ever gotten!  Your generosity has allowed us to provide the community hot dog lunch every year and buy things for the Fire Department, including an escape ladder for the 2nd floor, a large step ladder for use in the Fire Barn, a Sensit gas detector and a hand truck to transport the generator from the truck to the emergency scene.  Have a great winter!


Frye Island EMS

Our new power stretcher has been received and put into service on the rescue.  This power stretcher will help the EMS and ambulance drivers load and unload patients with less stress on their backs making it safer for our patients.  Our thanks to all the islanders who donated to this cause and the Public Safety Committee for promoting it.  A huge thank you to Reba Orszag and Pat Karpacz who organized the stretcher fund raising!

Season Ending Dates - (click on link)

posted Oct 14, 2018, 1:11 PM by John Boyd

Office Closing:  The final day the office will be open on the Island this year is Thursday, November 1.


Island Close:  Another reminder that the last ferry is at 9:00 PM on Monday, November 5 this year.


November Election:  Another reminder that voting by Frye Island registered voters in the upcoming State of Maine General and Referendum Election will occur in the ferry trailer on Tuesday, November 6 from 10 AM – 8 PM.  Absentee Ballots are available in the Town Office.


Tax Bills:  The office will be mailing out tax bills by the end of October.  If you’ve moved, please make sure we have your correct address.  Remember that only one tax bill is sent, with the first payment due December 31, 2018, and the second due June 30, 2019.  Also, once again, please make sure your lot number is noted on your tax payment check.


Code Enforcement:  John Thompson’s last day for this year will also be Thursday, November 1.


Transfer Station:  The Transfer Station will be open on the low season weekend schedule and Monday November 5, from 8:30 – 4:30.  As of now, we expect bulk waste containers to be available until Island close on November 5, but be alert for updates.

Season End Events at the Leisure Lounge

posted Oct 14, 2018, 1:08 PM by John Boyd

Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, October 27th, 8:00-Midnight

Prizes for Best Costumes!


A Bloody Good Time!  Try some Dracula’s Draught or Truth Serum! Treats!

 The Last Supper & Beer Auction

Saturday, November 3rd          6:00 PM

Sign up!  Potluck Dinner!  Bring a dish to share for a Potluck Dinner.  We’ll provide the ice cream.  Everyone is welcome!

We’ll be auctioning off all perishable drinks, beer, wine and snack items.  Bid on your favorites!


Thank You Volunteers

posted Oct 6, 2018, 6:23 AM by John Boyd

While on the subject of the post office, I (Bill Braun) want to thank Bob Sutherland again for his steadfast effort in transporting and organizing the hundreds of UPS and FedEx packages that are delivered each season to the mainland ferry terminal for transport by us to the island.  We receive a fee from these carriers under a contract to provide this service, and Bob’s unwavering volunteer effort day after day provides a significant benefit to both the ferry system and island residents.

This is also a good time to acknowledge the Volunteer Fire Department, Garden Club, Recreation Committee, Golf Committee, Conservation Commission, Land Management Committee, Investment Committee, Planning Board Committee, Public Safety Committee, Education Steering Committee, Marina Committee, Frye Island Inc. Board, School Board Rep, Volunteer IT Director, Executive Committee and all the other volunteer boards, committees and individuals who freely and often anonymously invest their time and effort for all of our benefit.  


Island Closing Deadlines

posted Oct 6, 2018, 6:19 AM by John Boyd   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 6:20 AM ]

Last Ferry:  Another reminder that the last ferry this year will be at 9:00 PM Monday, November 5.

  Propane:  The last propane deliveries on the island by Downeast Energy will be Friday, October 26.

  Marina:  Last reminder that boats need to be out by Monday, October 8.

  Paddock Circle Trailer Park:  Same last reminder - everything needs to be out by October 8.


Mailing Addresses

posted Oct 2, 2018, 4:59 PM by John Boyd

We’ve been informed that the Postal Service must now use E-911 addresses system-wide, including Frye Island.  This means that starting next spring, your Frye Island mailing address will be your E-911 address (number and road) instead of your lot number.  USPS District personnel are presently matching present lot number addresses to new 911 addresses for entry into the national database, so your lot number address should continue to work for some period of time. However, if you forward your mail seasonally to Frye Island, next year you should use your E-911 address as the forwarding address.  If you use Frye Island as your permanent mailing address and forward your mail elsewhere in the off-season, you will ultimately have to change your mailing address in the same way as if you had moved.

Upcoming Special Events

posted Oct 2, 2018, 4:55 PM by John Boyd   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 4:57 PM ]

Club BBQ & Trivia, Wednesdays, October 3rd.  Starts at 5 PM, BBQ ends at 7 PM, Trivia at 7:30 PM

    Frye’t Fest, Saturday, October 6th. Frye’s Leap Café

   Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 5 PM

 Draft for Captain’s Choice Tournament, Saturday, October 6th, 8:00 PM

    Captain’s Choice Tournament, Sunday, October 7th, 9:00 AM in lieu of the Scramble

    Golf Cart Scavenger Hunt, Sunday, October 7th, 1:00 PM

    Chili Cook off & Potluck Dinner, Sunday, October 7th, 7:00 PM

    Music with Dean Harlem Encore Performance, Columbus Day Weekend, Sunday, October 7th, 8:00 PM

    Halloween Costume Party, Saturday, October 27th, 8:00 PM – Midnight, Golf Club Lounge


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