FAYETTE — The town can now accept debit, credit and electronic check payment for all services.

The town signed on with AndroPay, which will allow residents to pay bills online, in the office or over the phone.

During a bonus period that ends March 15 there is no fee for the transactions, according to town officials.

More information, including the fees that will be in effect later, is available at www.fayettemaine.org/pay-online.html.

School meetings set in Winthrop

WINTHROP — The school board will hold two sessions next week as well as a community forum.

On Monday, the board will hold an executive session at 4 p.m. in the superintendent’s conference room to discussion student expulsions.

On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., a community forum will be held at the middle school to respond to questions about a proposal to move the fifth grades from Winthrop Grade School to Winthrop Middle School. Superintendent Gary Rosenthal and staff will answer questions submitted over the past month about the proposed move.

On Thursday, the board will hold a workshop session at 6 p.m. in the all-purpose room at the Town Office to discuss the athletic budget and programs, and custodial and transportation contracted services. No formal votes will be taken at this session, according to the agenda.

Dental health topicof panel discussion

AUGUSTA — A free panel discussion, “The Economics of the Lack of Dental Care,” will be held Wednesday, March 7, at the Augusta Civic Center.

The forum, hosted by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Moderated by Frank McGinty of MaineHealth, panelists will discuss the lack of access in Maine to dental care, how it affects businesses and Maine’s economy, and how it requires a look at possible new policies to expand access to dental services for adults and children.

About 40 percent of Mainers live in federally designated dental health professional shortage areas, according to the Pew Center on the States.

To RSVP to the event, contact Amy Downing at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce at [email protected]

Compiled from staff reports

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