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Public hearing

On Thursday, June 6, there will be a public hearing starting at 7 p.m. which will be held in the Election Hall. The hearing is being called for those who don’t understand why the recall, so they can attend, ask questions and put a stop to the rumors.

This is a very important hearing and I hope you will try your best to attend. If you don’t attend any of the meetings, hearings, etc., then you shouldn’t voice your opinions from others' hearsay.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Freedom residents

Tuesday, June 11, is the School Budget Referendum Election. It is very important that you, as a resident of Freedom, get out to VOTE because two more articles will be on the ballot that affect our town government.

The first one is for the petition to recall Selectman C. Ronald Price for the following reasons as stated in the petition:

1. Repeated violations of the Select Board Code of Ethics.

2. Continued conflict of interest regarding town business decisions/actions and personal/family gain.

3. Abuse of the office of Selectman.

The petition required 38 signatures and a total of 51 people signed it.

The second recall petition is for Selectman Steve Bennett for the following reasons as stated in the petition:

1. Repeated violations of the Select Board Code of Ethics

2. Abuse of the office of Selectman.

The petition required 38 signatures and a total of 53 people signed it.

Please take this seriously and get out and VOTE.

Ninety-five percent of the signatures on the petitions are from residents of South Freedom. Also mostly all of the residents who signed the petition do not attend any or all the selectmen's meetings, special town meetings or the yearly town meeting.

I was asked by a resident, “How can I help?” My response to her and to anyone else is to spread the word about the recall, and let your family, friends and neighbors know how important it is for them to get out and VOTE!

This is one very important election and there has to be a good turnout.

I would like to add that more research is being done regarding a shutdown. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Selectman Brian Jones read the consequences that can happen if there is a shutdown. It isn’t very good at all.

Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Office.

Selectmen’s meeting

The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 10, starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Office. If you have any questions or concerns, come to the meeting and your voice will be heard.

Voice of Freedom

Happy birthday to Sami Spaulding. Sami celebrated her birthday with her family. Wishing you many more happy birthdays, Sami!

Stitch and B**** Girls meet every Tuesday at the Town Office from 2 to 4 p.m. If you want to learn how to crochet, knit, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, that's the place to be. We know how to do it all. While doing our projects, we have fun talking about a lot of different things. So why not come and see if this is something you would enjoy doing? Get out of the house for a few hours and enjoy the afternoon.

Getting well

Marilyn Perry and I went to visit Drew Fales yesterday afternoon and I would like to say he is doing well. He is coming along slowly but progressing every day, one day at a time. We visited for an hour and did a lot of talking. He looks great and is still wearing a smile on his face.

Viola Greeley is now home from the hospital and doing better.

Next visit is to see Steve Shaw! It’s been long overdue and I hope I will be able to give an update about him next week.

Cancelled

The Road Committee meeting scheduled for June 2 was cancelled. They will meet next month on July 3 at 6 p.m. at the Town Office.

The Rec. Committee is planning a parade for Aug. 17, so save the date. More information will follow.

I guess that is it for this week. So, until next week, stay well, stay safe, be kind to your neighbors and God bless!