Subject: Important message from Superintendent Hutton
School / Community Concern for the Safety of our Young People
Allyn Hutton, Superintendent of Schools and Theodor Short, Kittery Police Chief have
expressed serious concerns regarding recent events within the Kittery community.
Superintendent Hutton stated, “It has been brought to our attention that a few young
people are using illegal substances, specifically marijuana, that may have been
laced with another substance. As a result, young people who have experimented with
this substance are having severe adverse effects, including seizures requiring medical
Chief Short says that the Kittery Police Department is aggressively
investigating the situation and will prosecute individuals to the full extent of the law.
In the meantime, we are reaching out the community members for your help in keeping
everyone safe. At this time we strongly recommend the following:
-Parents, please speak with your children and their friends stressing the dangers of
illegal drug use and the importance of speaking up when others are making poor
- Young people, please talk with your friends about the need to stay safe and drug-free at
all times and have the courage to say no.
- ALL community members, if you see or witness an individual in distress, call 911
immediately. Do not hesitate because moments can save lives.
Any community member who has information that could assist in this criminal investigation
is urged to contact Detective Steve Hamel of the Kittery Police Department at 439-1638.
for more information:
For those interested in the full council packets, here is a link for them. It covers what is on the agenda.
12-09-2013 Council information Packets
12-09-2013 Council agenda
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Kittery Town Council December 9th,2013 agenda.
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December 9th, 2013 TOK COUNCIL AGENDA (PDF)
December 9th, 2013 TOK COUNCIL AGENDA (Web Site)
December 9th, 2013 TOK COUNCIL AGENDA (WORD DOC)
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Attached is the most current Board and Committee list. It is labeled ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS. (revised 12/03/12). It is available as a PDF document, Word Document and as HTML. As you will see there may be some openings and a few terms that are about to end. Some of these committees have pools of applicants or a waiting list while others do not. This will be explored in greater detail in the coming weeks. As always, it will be posted on “ourkittery” as soon possible.
Below is three ways to see the current information.
Elected and Appointed Officials (Download PDF)
Elected and Appointed Officials (Download word Doc)
Elected and Appointed Officials (Web PAGE Style)
The Kittery Community Center is hosting the KITTERY COMMUNITY MARKET. It is located indoors at the Kittery Community Center located at 120 Rogers Rd. Kittery, Maine 03904. Their goal is to provide fresh, local food choices, and local artisan work to Kittery and surrounding areas. We have over 15 vendors offering a variety of meats, cheeses, maple syrup, baked goods, butter, candy, pickles, jams/jellies,crafts and much more.
Every other Sunday 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
December 15th and December 29th,
January 12th and 26th
February 9th, and 23rd
March 9th and 23rd.
Please note and pass this along that the Our Kittery website, www.ourkittery.com has the availability to notify you via email as soon as a post happens. Even if you use Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin to get information from the Our Kittery site, the email is almost instantaneous. Imagine finally being informed in a timely manner.
SIGN UP by visiting www.ourkittery.com and put your email address in the entry box and then click subscribe. Our Kittery will then send you a request to confirm you request. Once you accept it, you will be notified via email every time something is listed. Try it and you can always cancel it at anytime.
The site also offers Facebook, “ourkittery”, Linkedin and Twitter connections.
Local Host family is needed (short term) for a foreign exchange student. Since it can be a local issue concerning Kittery, I was asked to post this on behalf of the New England Regional Manager for the Cultural Homestay International. They have one international student coming to Kittery this winter to work at the Kittery Dunkin Donuts from Peru. They are looking for housing for her if anyone has any suggestions! She will be arriving on the 13th departing March 8th.
For more information contact:
Kristina (Williamson) Young
Click here to email Kristina
New England Regional Manager
Cultural Homestay International
Fax: 603-601-6157, call first
Toll Free Students: 866-716-6676
for more information visit http://chinet.org/host-student/
Sometime around June 2013, Chairman Jeff Thomson raised an issue about helping our foreign exchange students and workers who come to the Town of Kittery for temporary work. Many have not had a place to stay once they arrive. This affects Kittery and other Towns. Since then there has been more community interest regarding this issue. If you would like more informatiton on this, visit the links at the bottom of the page. Courtesy Links from Seacoast Online.
He are some pictures of the Traip Academy boat launch area.
November 13th, 2013 h. (110113-12) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve and authorize the Kittery Port Authority to apply for a $20,000 Small Harbor Improvement Program (SHIP) with a $10,000 match and to utilize Capital Improvement funds from Acct. #4052, KPA Float and Ramp Program, for the upgrade of the Traip Boat Launch.
If you would like more information on this, contact the Kittery Harbor Master
Mike Blake 207-451-0829 or email Mike at email@example.com
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Some have asked what was going on at the Thresher park on Saturday 11/30/2013. There was some work being completed this weekend. Sculptor Thomas Berger added a plaque and a replica of the submarine to the stone monument. Here it is before and after pictures. if you wouldlike more information, please visit the Thresher memorial website at http://threshermemorialkittery.sharepoint.com/Pages/MEMORIALPARK6.aspx
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