Freedom Town News
Voice of Freedom
Well, here we are in the middle of March and I wonder where is the time going. It’s been one cold and snowy winter, and I’m sure everyone is wishing for it all to go away and for spring to arrive. For the past several days, my bird feeders have been bombarded by the most birds I have ever seen. Is that a sign for something?
This coming week is a week of not much going on, except by the time you get to read this column, another yearly town meeting and election will have taken place and you already know the outcome. I am wishing the elected officers good luck and hope the two ordinances will have been voted in, for they are ordinances that are good for the protection of the residents of Freedom. I would also like to say a special thank-you to the Planning Board for the time, effort and hard work that they put into the preparation of these ordinances that were not biased and also fair to everyone. Once again, thank you!
Thank you to the Public Works Department for doing a good job keeping our roads in Freedom passable. They certainly have been extra busy this winter and have done their job well. Now we have to get through the dust storms that passing cars create due to the sanding. Driving home last night, there was a car in front of me from the village all the way to my turn off and it left me in a cloud of dust from the roads. At some point, it was almost like a whiteout, and I was several car lengths behind! Maybe what we need now is rain to finish cleaning up the roads.
Frances Walker is our new health officer and finally the position has been filled. Thank you for stepping up to the plate, Frances. We will be counting on you to report to the public what is happening and what we should be aware of.
For your information
The Freedom Town Office is now set up to accept credit cards, which may be used to pay your taxes. For more information, contact Cindy Abbott at 382-6177, ext. 1.
Avian Haven now has a Facebook page, and if you go to their web page, www.avianhaven.org, click on the F (Facebook), and it will take you to it. You can learn a lot from reading about the different species of birds and the wonderful work that Diane and Marc do to rehabilitate birds that come through their doors.
Get well wishes go out to Nancy Spaulding, who is in the hospital at Thayer in Waterville. Nancy is the mother of Selectman Clint Spaulding, and she had a heart attack. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for a quick and successful recovery.
Please contact me if you have anything of interest to report. I really would like to hear from the readers.