Property Tax Program Info for Seniors Online or by Mail

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I need information on Maine Property Tax Stabilization for Seniors. I printed the request and I need to know what to do next. — Unnamed, Lewiston

ANSWER: Let’s start with the first step. For those of you wondering how to get the apps, according to the website https://tinyurl.com/mrymuz4n, they are available on the Maine Revenue Services website or from your local municipal office. Call the Maine Tax Services Property Tax Division at 624-5600 to have a request mailed to you.

Then complete the application and submit it by December 1, along with the required proof of identity, such as a Maine driver’s license, to your local municipality. The municipality will review and approve or deny the request.

The website also answers frequently asked questions about the program.

Lewiston residents can mail applications to the Lewiston Assessing Department, 27 Pine St., Lewiston, ME 04240 or drop them off at the Assessor’s Office at City Hall. Applicants will be notified in the spring if they have been approved. Dial 513-3122 if you have any questions. The application process is annual.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Congregational Church of Mexico, UCC, (Green Church) at 163 Main St. will serve a harvest dinner in or take out at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. The menu will include ham with fall vegetables, cookies, drinks and homemade pies for $10 per plate.

The dining room is handicapped accessible using the elevator entrance on Mitchell Street. Take-out dinners will be available at 5:30 p.m. Call 364-8603. — Unnamed, Mexico

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the August 20 Sun Spots, “No Name Auburn” asked for recommendations for an attorney to review a will. I was very happy with Mia Poliquin Pross at the Elder Law Office of Kienitz and Pross, PA at 443 Main St., Suite 1 in Lewiston. She is kind, knowledgeable and compassionate. “No name, Otisfield.

ANSWER: Tremendous! Reader recommendations are like gold nuggets here at Sun Spots Land! Contact information for this office is 783-8500 or use the email form on its website at https://elderlawmaine.com/.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In regards to the August 26 Sun Spots, I would like to recommend Healthy Homes in Farmington to do a home energy audit.

They work with Efficiency Maine. If your home is valued under $90,000 and you meet the income levels, the audit is free. Otherwise you pay $100 and they caulk and trim your doors. Nolan and Scott are great! — Vicki, Rumford

ANSWER: Thanks for the recommendation! The number is 779-7486.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the August 30 Sun Spots on Mushroom Coffee, I also use RYZE and can recommend it. I put oat milk, honey and cinnamon in mine and I would say it tastes like instant coffee. I feel smoother throughout the day.

I used to be a huge coffee lover, then I managed to settle for just one cup, but it’s even better for me and I didn’t feel like I had to rule out coffee altogether. Now the real stuff is just more of a treat. — Al, Lisbon Falls

ANSWER: It would be great to find a local source. Readers, do you know any?

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