May, to me, has felt better than all the winter months combined. How do we live without bare feet in the green grass, without leaves on the trees for half the year, or warm sun on our faces, arms, and legs, or sunny evenings outside with family and friends? I had almost given up on Maine this winter, and yet, in comes May hinting that perhaps there is nowhere else one could sink into satisfaction the way we so easily can, now.

The Broadband Committee had a meeting this past week. Mission Broadband and the new owners of Unitel are working in town to figure out which houses are internet wired or not, so you may see someone walking around with a clipboard; please do not be concerned if you see this. Waldo residents should go to mainebroadbandcoalition.org/ and do the internet speed test. It will help the town with future grant applications. You can do it once a week or whenever you feel like it. When the engineering study is finished there will be a public question and answer meeting with the committee.

Thanks to members of the Broadband Committee for their continued work and keeping us updated. Internet in our house is an issue if we both need to be on a video call, so the broadband progress is always appreciated!

We had a new-to-us bird sighting on our lawn this week, a brown thrasher. It is often misidentified but if you see it fairly close up you would know it. I can only assume it was visiting for our longer-than-usual grass right now and proximity to the forest edge — habitat features it prefers. It’s always fun to see a new bird.

What is going on in your area of Waldo? Email me and let me know, and enjoy the end of May!


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