April 19 is Good Friday and the first day of Passover. I would like to wish all my Jewish and face book friends a Happy Passover and Saturday, April 20 is Holy Saturday, and the April. 21 is Easter! Wishing all my readers a Happy Easter!


The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, April 22, starting at 6 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions that need to be answered, attend the meeting and ask.

Dirigo Grange 98 will meet on Thursday, April 18, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Town Office hours

The Town Office is open on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon.

S & B Girls

Every Tuesday there are some women that meet at the Freedom Town Office from 2 until 4 p.m. to do stitching, crocheting, needlepoint, crafts, etc. We get together and share patterns and are able to teach those that would like to learn how to do whatever. It is a time for you to get out for a few hours and relax. So it is open to anyone that is interested to joining us on a Tuesday afternoon.

Garbage/trash pick-up

You can start putting some of the stuff that is scheduled for spring clean-up out with your garbage on Thursdays. This way spring clean-up day won’t have a heavy load. A little bit each week. No date has been decided yet.

Recyclables: Recyclables will be picked up on the last Friday of the month, which is April 26. Please have them out by 7 a.m.

Turkey Supper

A church supper is planned for Saturday, May 4, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Freedom Congregational Church Hall. Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, baked beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls, punch, coffee, tea and assorted pies,all for $8 per adult; $3 for children 12 and under; and children 3 and under eat free! Handicapped accessible via back door. Proceeds benefit church projects.

Voice of Freedom

Announcement: My grandson Tyler passed the bar exam and will be sworn in on April 29 in Portland. After that he will be (I’m so proud to say) Tyler C. Hadyniak Esq. The other announcement I have to make is that Tyler got engaged to Catherine Nichols on March 17 and a 2020 wedding is planned. Catherine will be graduating from nursing school in December.

Congratulations to Clint and Christina Spaulding regarding the purchase of Yeaton’s/HBF ole place in Albion. The doors will open under a new name with their own added features and services. In the next few days, you will see the old Yeaton’s/HBF signs coming down (to be given to Harry, as promised) and new signs going up for SPAULDING SALES & SERVICE.

It's truly an exciting time on Main Street in Albion with this fresh, new business coming in and also with Dow’s General Store, in the former H.L. Keay building, opening in the very near future!

We hope you will help get the word out and support these family-owned small businesses, as their success directly impacts our local economy. Good luck!

If you have anything of interest you would like to share with TRJ, write or call me at the above number.

In the meantime, until next week, enjoy the nice weather, stay safe and be kind to your neighbor. God bless!