Freedom News

By Nathan McCann | Feb 08, 2020


Getting a 1-year-old ready to go outside on a snowy winter day is not a quick process. She is currently our youngest and she will be turning 2 in June, so this is her first winter being able to walk and enjoy the outdoors with her four siblings.

Even though she will end up coming in after 10 minutes on a day like today, it is well worth seeing her enjoyment in taking a few sled runs with her brother and two sisters. Often the older children take turns holding our bantam rooster, Richard, to the youngest's delight.

This has been a wonderful winter for playing outdoors.

With the responsibilities of being a father of five with a wife who is 6 1/2 months pregnant, I was unable to make it to the selectmen's meeting Monday night. I was happy to read Fran Gonzalez's column regarding the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center. Their strategic plan to restore a capability to take in #1 and #3-#7 plastics would be a big step forward. I really hate throwing away any plastic, and although we attempt to repurpose what we can, we only need so many seedling trays for our gardening capacity.

The Freedom Board of Selectmen meets every Monday night at 6 p.m. Hearing issues like this as well as, let's face it, some small-town drama make Monday nights a time I mark months ahead on my calendar.

Thursday, Feb. 20, is "Third Thursday Homegrown Music and Poetry Night" at Freedom Makers Studio at 25 Main St. As the name suggests, this event is held the third Thursday of each month and is an open mic-style event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Freedom Congregational Church has morning worship services at 10 a.m. The church is located at 55 Pleasant St.

I hope there will be a high voter turnout on Tuesday, March 3, in whatever town you live in. Presidential primary elections will also be held on that day. Voting in Freedom will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Election Hall.

The following Friday, March 13, will be Freedom town elections, also at the Election Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voter participation and candidacy are the lawful ways prescribed for citizens to effect change by the power that is inherent to us. A system only has the power that is given to it.

Saturday, March 14, is the annual town meeting, to be held at the Dirigo Grange beginning at 10 a.m.



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