Knox Town News

By Rita Doughty | May 19, 2019
Wesley and Camille Spaulding of Ft Irwin, California, welcomed their new daughter, Brielle Z. Spaulding,  April 29, 2019. She was 7 pounds and 19 inches long. Wesley is a former resident of Freedom.


Hello All,

One of our own in town is being honored, Edwin Larrabee who has retired from RSU 3 after 47 years. The RSU 3 Transportation Team will have a barbecue on Friday, May 24, 11:30 a.m. If you wish to attend the barbecue, please call Cindy, 722-3205, by noon time on Tuesday, May 21. Trying to give notice to all the "littles" who are now "big" people. If you do not want lunch, stop by for a visit. Please reach out to Eddie, stop up with a card or note, or mail to Edwin Larrabee c/o RSU 3 Transportation Department, 577 Mt. View Road, Thorndike, ME 04986. Please share to spread the word. Good luck, Eddie, on your retirement.

The weather

What is up with all this rain? I wonder, as it seems to be a constant, and not much sunshine. Good luck on planting anything.


The Early Childhood Program is now accepting applications for pre-K 3-4 year-olds, at Walker and Unity. Call Lori for info, 338-3827, to enroll for the fall.


Our sympathy to the Parker family as Linda Stewart Parker passed away on May 13, 10 days after her husband Gerald. They were both honored on Saturday with a celebration of life at the Legion Hall in Unity.

Pancake Breakfast

A fundraiser for the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, June 1, 7-10 a.m. Adults $5, children $3. This is held at the old firehouse at 180 Depot St. Come on out for the support!


The next Public Supper at Freedom Congregational Church is Saturday, June 1, 4:30-6 p.m. I didn't find a menu.


Happy belated 89th birthday to Billy Blaisdell! Billy, I hope I got this right, and sorry for the delay. Take care, am thinking of you.

Happy belated birthday to Sonya Merrifield! And a happy anniversary to Gary Jr. and Sonya Merrifield! May you have many years together.


Happy anniversary on May 23 to Rusty and Cindy Higgins! Many more years to come.

The Amish Charcuterie

They are open and are a butcher shop, store that specializes in smoked meats, cheeses, and the like. It is not a restaurant as I recently saw posted in a news article. They are open Wednesday-Friday and Saturday, 9-5. Contact at 948-1777. Off Route 220 on Leelyn Road, near the Community Store.

Spring Burial

The burial for Clayton Larrabee is on Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at Knox Ridge Cemetery.

Knox Town Office hours

Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and last Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon.

The T-shirts for the town Bicentennial are on sale at the office for $10 each, dark green with white. The celebration is in July.

Bids for road work are requested at the Town Office. Call 568-3907 for info, details, etc., about this. Bids due June 4 at the office.

Until next week,

Be safe out there. The ticks are terrible and some so small, hard to even see them. Those black flies, another nightmare. Happy fiddleheading and fishing. Take care all.

Memorial Day is May 27th. Remember those who have gone before us.



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