Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Aug 21, 2014


The Dirigo Grange will meet at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Thursday, August 21 starting at 7:30 p.m.  This meeting is open to the pubic

The regular Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, August 25 starting at 6:00 p.m.  This is a public meeting also

Town Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 9-2

Open every Monday from 9 until 6

Open the first Saturday f the month from 9-12 noon

Closed on all legal holidays,

The office will be closed on Monday September 1, due to Labor Day and will

Re-open on Tuesday, September 2.


Only one bid was received by the Selectmen regarding 1 Main Street in Freedom. The bid was opened by the Selectmen at 6:10 p.m. and they accepted the bid that was given to them from the Freedom Historical Society.  This will be a big project to take on and we could use all the volunteers we can get.  With the help of volunteers, contributions and grants we are going to make this building into something historical.  It will take time and a lot of work and money but it also when done, will add a big plus to our village.

The ole Town Hall is almost finished.  All it needs is flooring.  Thank you to all that did their part to make this happen.  A lot of time and hard labor went into it, and it was worth it in the end.


Don’t forget to put out your recyclables on the last Friday of the month which will be August 29.  Please have your recyclables out by 7:00 a.m.  I hope the residents of Freedom are doing their share of recycling.  It is very important for our environment and it will keep the cost and tonnage of regular garbage down.  More recycling and less garbage.


There will be a regular meeting of the girls craft get together on August 26 from 2-4.  Don’t forget Joanie, we are looking forward to seeing you once again.  We miss you and you bring a lot of sunshine into our room when you are there.  At our next session we will choose a name for our circle. If anyone has any ideas, make it known and we can vote on it.


If anyone is looking for leaves for their compost bin, contact Cindy Abbott at the Town Office 382-6177 because there is a cemetery that has tons of leaves that they need to dispose of.


We are still looking for volunteers to help in our cemeteries.  A major clean-up in the making and every little bit of help we can get we will be appreciated.

Rabies Clinic:

FREE rabies clinic on Saturday, September 27 at the Thorndike Fire Station starting at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  Free to Waldo Residents.  Please have your pets on leashes and cats in carriers

Voice of Freedom:

Special “Happy Birthday” wishes go out to Glen Sporie, Theressa Abbott, Judy Bennett Warren Moody and Helen Farrar.  Wishing each and every one of you many more happy and healthy years and may all your wishes and dreams come true.

Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Clint and Chris Spaulding who celebrated 19 years of wedded bliss * It has been filled with curves, bumps, laughter, smile, lots of unknowns, a pile of kids, and a kiss or two long the way. You are my best friend” as quoted by Chris Spaulding.

With such a house full they have a party every day!  Bottom of Form


Maine Farmland Trust recently closed on the purchase of an easement that protects a 347-acre farm owned by. Steve and Judy Bennett.  The Bennett Farm, is a hay and beef farm with a large sugaring operation and a sustainable managed woodlot. The purchased easement, a legal agreement in which a land trust purchases the development rights on a specified piece of land, ensures that the property will remain a contiguous farm and can be transferred as a farm to the next generation of the Bennett family.  At the closing were three generations.  Erin Bennett Wade together with her husband Jason and their son Brandon and daughter Julia who already show an interest in farming.

Future RSU #3 Golf Tournament

Don't forget the upcoming 11th Annual FUTURE RSU #3 Golf Tournament coming up on Saturday, September  to benefit the current campaign of a new building on the Athletic Fields at Mount View - to include a dining area, kitchen, first aid room and public bathrooms. It is limited to the first 18 teams signed up and paid to play - see any FUTURE member for forms and info. Fees include a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and great door prizes. Enjoy a great game for a good cause on one of the prettiest courses around. (Country View in Brooks) You can also help by sponsoring a hole in your name or business or donating prizes. Gifts are tax-deductible and will directly support the current campaign.

I guess that all for this week folks, so until next week stay well and safe.  Call or write with any news.


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