The Fire Department is selling, via secret bid with a minimum bid of $2,500, an “as is” 1981 GMC 4×4, Model 3500, 350-cubic inch engine, 4-speed manual transmission vehicle that passed inspection in 2021. The truck can be seen at the Freedom Fire Station, right next to the Town Office.

Sealed bids can be dropped off at the Town Office, and will be opened at the Town Office on Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. Contact Fire Chief Jim Waterman at 993-2602 for more information.

The Regional School Unit 3 Adult and Community Education program will offer a “Super Summer Session” in a variety of academic areas — like computer skills, college prep, and career testing — to be held throughout June and July. The “sessions” will be in-person and over Zoom, and individualized to each student’s goals. For more information, contact the RSU 3 Adult and Community Education office at 568-3426.

While I’m on the subject, let me selfishly plug an Adult and Community Education class I will be teaching in the fall (if enough students sign up). “America and the World Wars” — probably with a special emphasis on World War II — will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for four weeks starting Sept. 12. I will probably have some sort of Zoom attendance option, but the class will be held in-person at Mount View High School.

The end of the course will feature a guest talk/conversation with my good friend Leon Warmuth, who was my “host brother” in my high school senior year German-American Partnership Program. He will be visiting Catherine and me in September anyway, and is excited for the possibility of talking about how he learned about World War II in school, and how German culture faces its history in that conflict.

I hope enough people sign up to run the class. I have always wanted to teach a substantive, history-based class, and am thrilled to have that opportunity at my old high school!