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Freedom dog licenses
They are due Thursday, January 31, 2019 by 2:00 pm
The $25 late fee will be applied on February 1st.

Notice: Freedom Residents
Nomination paper are available until Sunday, Dec. 17, for the following offices:
· Selectman, Assessor, Overseers of the Poor – 3 year term
· Clerk – 1 year term
· Tax Collector – 1 year term
· Excise Tax Collector – 1 year term
· Treasurer – 1 year term

Town Meeting Information
Election of Town Officers – Friday, March 8, 2019
Location: Election Hall – next door to the Town Office
Time: starts at 8 am and closes at 8 pm
Freedom Town Meeting – Saturday, March 9, 2019
Location: Freedom Grange Hall
Time: starts at 10 am

Notice
The Freedom Town Office will be closing Monday, Dec. 31, at noon for year-end paperwork. All tax payments are to be in the office before noon.

Meetings

The selectmen will meet on Monday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Town Office starting at 6 p.m.  All meetings are open to the public.

The Rec. Committee will hold their meeting on Tuesday, December 18, at the Town Office starting at 4 p.m.

The Dirigo Grange #98 will meet at the Grange Hall on Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The Town Office will close at noon on Monday, December 24, and will reopen on Wednesday, December 26.

UARRC takes textiles

The Unity Area Regional Recycling Center is now accepting textiles for recycling. The UARRC is working alongside Apparel Impact to further reduce the amount of material going into our landfills. Apparel Impact is based in New Hampshire and gives usable items to families in need, while recycling what is not reusable. For more information on Apparel Impact, visit their website: https://www.apparelimpact.com/
Here are the details:
Just like our other recycling products, textiles must be clean, dry, odorless, and contain no mold. These items are not available for curbside pickup. Please bring these items to us directly any time we're open for business. Textiles must be separate from any other recycling. We reserve the right to refuse textiles that do not meet these criteria.

Accepted items:
All clothing
– Men's, women's, children's clothing
– Vintage clothing
– Coats/ jackets
– Winter gear
– Blankets, comforters, bed sheets, pillow cases (no pillows)
Accessories
– Purses, handbags, backpacks
– Ties, scarves, hats
– Curtains, drapes
All footwear
– Sneakers
– Dress shoes
– Heels
– Flats
– Sandals, flip-flops
– Boots

Not accepted:
– Moldy, wet, and/or otherwise unclean textiles
– Pillows
– Carpeting, rugs
– Window blinds

As always, if you have a questionable item for recycling, or just need some guidance, do not hesitate to contact us. We are your resource, at your disposal. Thank you for choosing to recycle with us!

UARRC Staff and Board of Directors

Voice of Freedom

The Freedom Congregational Church will hold their Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.

Keen Hall, located in the center of the village, has a new look! A beautiful, well-lit Christmas tree stands tall, all dressed with beautiful colored lights and adds a welcome sight to the Freedom Village.  Thank you, Freedom Community Historical Society, for your efforts.

The greatest gift we can give to each other is the gift of love. That is what Christmas is all about.

During this joyous holiday we must remember the true meaning of Christmas. It is the birth of baby Jesus. The emotions that many of us feel at this time of the year should remain throughout the entire year, not only in December.

My wish to all the readers of The Republican Journal is that you will be fortunate enough to spend the holiday with your family or friends and to pray for peace throughout the world.  Also please say a prayer and remember those men and women that are serving our country and are not able to be home for the holiday. To those near and far, we will hold you in our thoughts and prayers and hope someday we will meet again.

Many of us will celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional dinner. My family and I look forward to this every year, for tradition is a big part of the holiday, and I hope when I am no longer here, they will continue to carry on the tradition that has been celebrated for many decades.

In the meantime, I want to say Merry Christmas to all.

If you have anything of interest that you would like to share with my readers, please give me a call or send me an email. In the meantime stay warm, stay well, be kind to your neighbors, and God bless you!