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Freedom Congregational Church is hosting a  public supper Saturday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken and biscuits, veggies, salads, coffee, punch and dessert. $9 per adult, $3 children 12 and under, and children 3 and under eat free. All proceeds benefit church projects. Takeout will be available.

The town will have a public meeting on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m., in the Public Works Sand and Salt Building. A warrant is being drafted by the Select Board and notice will be mailed to residents.

As of this writing, at least six cases of COVID have been reported at Mount View High School. Please be careful out there — Waldo County remains one of Maine’s worst “hot spots.” For a related reason, the Common Ground Country Fair organizers have called off an in-person fair this year.

In happier news, Freedom has a new website. The address is the same, freedomme.org/, but the format is radically different. I think it looks great and I encourage you to check it out. All the same information on the old website can be found here as well, but now organized in a more modern manner.

I enjoyed perusing the repository of Select Board minutes, dating back to 2000. What a wonderful archive and history of the town! It would take hours upon hours to go through everything, but you can “control F” to search a particular year’s worth of minutes. So if you are trying to find something and only know the year in which the matter was brought before the Select Board, you can open the file and “control F” search to easily find it.

If you visit the site you will see the reminder that taxes are due by Sept. 30 if you do not want to pay a 6% interest charge.