Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Mar 13, 2014



Town Meeting Information:

The Election of Town Officers will be on Friday, March 21; stating at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. Election will be held in the Election Hall (next to the Town Office).

The following will be on the ballot for:

Selectman, Assessor, Overseers of the Poor for a three year term, Kenneth Overlock

Clerk, one year term, Cynthia Abbott,

Tax Collector, one year term Cynthia Abbott,

Excise Tax collector, one year term, Cynthia Abbott,

Treasurer, one year term Ernestine Keller,

The Freedom Town Meeting will be held on March 22 at the Freedom Grange Hall starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a break for lunch that will be served downstairs in the Grange Hall.  If necessary, the meeting will resume after lunch. `

Town Reports will be available on Monday of next week and you can pick them up at the Town Office.

The Dirigo Grange will hold their meeting on Thursday, March 20 at the Grange Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.

The next Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday March 24, 2014 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office.  Our newly elected Selectman will be attending his first official meeting.  Good Luck!

Monday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day!  I would like to take this time to wish all my “Irish” readers a very Happy Day and I’m sure you will be wearing the green.  I think everyone Irish or not wear the green, eat corn beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots and drinks green beer!  Enjoy!

Voice of Freedom:

Get Well:

I’m sorry to report that Hazel Cross is a patient at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in rehab which is located in Waterville.  Get Well Fast Hazel.

Also Kathryn, the daughter of Myrick  Cross and granddaughter of Hazel is under the weather and get well wishes are going out to her.  Feel better Kathryn!

Myrick just arrived home from vacationing in Florida and his arrival situations aren’t so good.  Keep strong Myrick!

What a Vacation:

On a happier note, it was reported to me that Judy Nilsen (member of the Planning Board) and her daughter Belinda Ragonese formally of Belfast recently returned home from a three week trip to Tangania, Africa.  They took the Lemosho route climbing to the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. about 19,320 feet to the top of the Summit in the tallest mountain in Africa.

It took them three weeks of traveling.  It took 7 days to reach the Summit and two days to come back down.  They completed their trip by taking a 9 day safari to the SerengeH Village where they encountered many lions, heard of buffalo, giraffe wallabies and many species of monkeys.

Upon their arrival home, they agreed with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, that “There’s No Place like Home.  Welcome Home Judy!

Washington D. C. Here I Come!

I am happy to announce that my Grandson Tyler was offered an internship in Senator Angus King Jr. office in Washington, D. C. this summer.  We are all very excited for him and he will be greatly missed.

Tyler is playing college hockey as many of you know for the University Of Farmington (UMF). This past week they played Colby in the first game of the play offs.  Well I’m happy to announce that UMF beat Colby 7 to 2.  It was a great game.  Last nights game was cancelled due to the weather so they are playing tonight. (as I write this column)  I’ll let you all know next week how they made out in the play offs.


Scott Holmes and Kiesha are expecting their second child in late July or early August.  It’s a boy!  They have a daughter 3 years old.  Scott is the son of Steve and Kim Holmes.  Congratulations are in order!


Happy Birthday to both Tyler and Kyle Hadyniak who turn 21 on Monday, March 21, the first day of Spring.  When they were born I said, “a new life, and a new beginning.”. My birthday falls on Tuesday, March 18 and I will be 77.  Never thought I would make it this far.  So for all these years we have always celebrated our birthdays together and this year will be no different.  We will be going to a restaurant for dinner with presents, balloons, three birthday cakes, pictures and good food.  We always have a fun time when we are together but for some reason birthdays are special. 
To all of us, Happy Birthday and many more years are wished for us all.

Until next time, have a great week, stay safe and warm.  I don’t think spring is right around the corner.


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