Happy New Year to all! Here’s hoping 2022 brings all the things we were missing in 2021. I sure hope this ice storm, which I’m seeing out the window, is not a sign of things to come. Today is definitely a day to feed the sheep under the barn, instead of in their run-in pasture shelter. Let there be blue skies and no more variants in 2022.

RSU 3 Adult Ed

Free and minimal cost opportunities are available through the Regional School Unit 3 Adult and Community Education program at Mount View High School in Thorndike — and online. H.S. Biology class starts Jan. 4, 2022. FMI, email adulted@rsu3.org or call 568-3426.

Town Office

Please note that the Town Office will be closed Friday, Dec. 31; Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022; as well as Monday, Jan. 3, and Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

Fire permits

In case you are contemplating a New Year’s burn, please remember to get your burn permit. Our all-volunteer fire department would like to remind us all that fire permits are needed for any outdoor fire, excluding barbecue pits. Permits must be obtained from the town fire warden, Don Nickerson Sr. (722-3373) or deputy fire warden, John Work (722-3206). Permits may also be obtained online, for free, at Maine.gov,; search for “burn permits.” Please also note, burn barrels are illegal.

UARRC reminder

The Unity Area Regional Recycling Center will be closed for New Year’s on Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.