The November Planning Board meeting has been rescheduled from election night to Nov. 10, 7 p.m., at the Waldo Town Office on Route 131. A public informational session will be held for a proposed four-lot subdivision of the former Doak Farm property, which is located on the west side of East Waldo Road. It includes a farmhouse and barn. A public hearing will follow.

So there we have it for a change. Real news. I wonder what my friend the late Jim Doak would say if he knew his former property may be turned into a subdivision? On the other hand, such changes are springing up everywhere, as people from other states flock to Maine to escape the craziness back home.

Grader cometh

Dirt roads have held up well after the recent grading. They should be in good shape for when the ground freezes. For this we are all thankful.

Pa’tridge prediction

If pa’tridge were as plentiful as wild turkeys, upland hunters would be rolling in high clover. Turkeys seemed scarce this summer but now are out in full force. Some family groups are huge, too, and if they all survive the winter, next spring’s turkey hunt should be a productive one.

Deer also appear plentiful. I predict that more hunters than usual will fill their tags this year.

Election question

By the time this column goes to print, the election will already have been decided. This was the most important election in modern times and the effects, either way, will be far-reaching and long-lasting.

I have never seen or witnessed such division as was displayed this past year, in cities and towns and even in signage on private property. I am old enough to remember when President Eisenhower was running for the first time, so my experience encompasses a long stretch of time.

My fondest hope is that our country survives intact and perhaps even returns to some semblance of normalcy in the not-too-distant future. At the very minimum, it will be nice to turn on the radio or TV and not get bombarded by political ads.

Weekly quote

This quote seems timely for the season and applies to all of us, especially politicians.

“I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.” ― Sir Winston Churchill