Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Jan 30, 2014
Courtesy of: Sallyann Hadyniak

Dog Registration:

Friday, January 31 by 2:00 p.m. is the last day to register and get your license for your dog.  As of February 1, a late fee of $25.00 will be added to the cost of the registration.  Don’t wait, do it now!

The Budget Committee will meet at the Town Office on Wednesday, February 5 starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Selectmen’s Meeting will hold their meeting Monday, February 10 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Planning Board will meet at the Town Office on Tuesday, February 11 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Just so you know:

Election of town officers will be held on Friday, March 21.  The doors open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Those who turned in their nomination papers are as follows:

3 year term for Selectmen, Kenneth Overlock

1 year term for Clerk, Excise Tax and Tax Collector, Cynthia Abbott

1 year Treasurer, Ernestine Keller

The Yearly Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Dirigo Grange Hall starting at 10:00 a.m., will break for lunch at noon and then continue if necessary.

February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday (1809) and February 14 is Valentine’s Day and also the Full Snow Moon.  Hoping by then all the snow will be located in the moon!

` TOPS #125:

The members of the TOPS #125 meet at the  Lovejoy Health Center in Albion every Monday morning in the downstairs kitchen where they hold their meetings...  There is a group of people (Freedom, Unity and Albion) that weigh starting at 7:30 until 8:30 and then the meeting begins.  If you feel you would like to learn more about proper and healthy eating, why not come on out and join the group.  The first attendance is free, and from there you can decide if you want to join.  We have lots of good information, fun and games.  You can contact me at 382-6024 if you are interested or just show up at the meeting.  By the way, TOPS stands for “Take Off


The Historical Society still has cookbooks, photos, Historical Scrapbooks, for sale and has now added a Bi-Centennial coin, which contains the dates of 1913-2013.  The first 100 year coin (1813-1913) is no longer in circulation.  Also the Bi Centennial Program Book is available to purchase.
All these items would make a lovely gift for any occasion, so why not contact Viola Greeley or Lorraine Overlock  and support the Historical Society by purchasing one or all four of these historical items!  The price of each item is only $10.00.

Support your Historical Society and take notice how much has been done to the old Town House regarding the restoration.

Arts and Crafts:

You are invited to attend a craft fun time on every Tuesday afternoon starting at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Office.  Bring your cross stitching, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and what ever else you talented women do.  It’s a time to get together, work on our projects and enjoy the company of others.  Hope to see you on Tuesday, February 4 and all the Tuesdays that follow.

Voice of Freedom:

Get well wishes are being sent out to Harold Greeley who is now at Inland Hospital in Waterville.  Feel better soon Harold.

Gisela Qualtrough is also in the hospital in Augusta and is scheduled for surgery this afternoon.  Gisela was a resident of Freedom until she had to move to Lakewood Nursing Home.  She is the mother to my daughter-in-law Lynn.  Wishing you a speedy recovery Gisela!

Sincere “Get well and have a speedy recovery” to Mrs. Nancy Spaulding, the mother of Selectmen Clint Spaulding who is back in the hospital.

Thinking of you all and holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

Well; at least we have spring to look forward to, and I’m hoping that the deep chill will be coming to an end..  I hope everyone is staying warm and safe.  It’s so hard to believe what happened in Atlanta, Georgia.  Two inches of snow and ice turn the city into a nightmare.  There were over 1,000 car accidents and so much more.

If you have any news you would like to share with my readers, please contact me.



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