Town Office will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2022.

Volunteer Fire Department Dec. 2 news

Jethro reports that he messed up by writing a report a few weeks ago that he forgot to send. He apologizes, as the article contained the name of the benefactor who pledged up to $500 to match that
amount if the Fire Department Auxiliary raised it from bottle and can redemption during October and November. And they did.

Joanne Place, daughter of Royce Place, a former fire chief, and the late Katherine Place of Morrill, has presented a check for $500 to the Ladies Auxiliary.

Joanne owns Camp Macannamac, a sporting camp in Northern Maine. Over the years she has donated a week’s stay at the camp to our annual raffle and auction. We have not held the auction the last two years because of COVID-19.

So Jo thought this would be a way to help, and it certainly was! We should take this opportunity not only to thank Joanne for this generous support; it would be remiss of us not to also recognize the support of Royce as past fire chief, but also her mother Katherine Place as a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary.

In a final note, please tie your bottleand can bags when leaving them for us. We appreciate your donation but, it is getting too cold to be picking up dozens of bottles each trip.

Volunteer Fire Department Dec. 21 news

Recent activity was first a call for aid from the Brooks Fire Department for a possible structure fire caused by a cooking fire. The page came in at approximately 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. We were first requested to stand by at our station and a few minutes later were toned to stand down. Six firefighters had arrived at the station prior to the cancellation.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, we were toned out for a motor vehicle accident at approximately 3:25 a.m.  Yes, there is that time of day and it’s not pretty.

Assistant Chief Markham came upon the scene on South Main Street (Route 131). He immediately set up with emergency lights on his personal vehicle to prevent traffic from proceeding. There was a broken electric pole hanging over the road with wires down. He then started to look for a vehicle and possible victims over the guard rails and down the embankment.

While this was happening, Engine 34 was set up to reroute traffic coming South on 131 or the Weymouth Road. Utility 30 with Chief Rowlands set up on Poor’s Mills Road at the end of the Savage Road in Waldo to control traffic. It was determined that the driver and vehicle had fled the scene.

Law enforcement located the vehicle on South Main Street near the Belmont town line. The scene was not cleared until 8:30 a.m. after a new pole was set, wires put back up and pole restored. A long night for your volunteers.

Once again, a big thank-you to Camp Macannamac and Joanne Place for the donation of $500 as a match up to that amount raised by the redemption of bottles and cans during October and November. $566.00 was raised in October alone. Thank you all.

May the New Year bring you your wishes and may you be warm and safe!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a safe one. Wishing you all a very happy New Year as well.

Quote of the week

Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. A positive mind will give you a happier life. ­— Anonymous