By Sallyann Hadyniak | Sep 07, 2017
Source: Internet

Special Town Hearing and Meeting:

The results of the special town meeting that was held on August 29 are as follows:  all articles were approved and passed as written.  (1) The voters approved a Marijuana Moratorium Ordinance, (2) the expenditure of up to $27,000.00 from the Capital Improvement Fund and to add that amount to the $91,170.00 approved at the annual town meeting in order to fully cover paving expenses for this year, (3) an expenditure of up to $20,000.00 from the Undesignated Fund Balance to cover increased legal, survey and insurance costs, (4) and authorized the Selectmen to spend up to $15,500.00 from the Undesignated Fund Balance in order to take advantage of rebates of up to $5,000.00 from the Efficiency Maine Program to install LED lights in the Town Office, Fire Department, Town Garage, and the Town Post Office.

Selectmen’s Meeting:

The next Selectmen’s meeting will be held on Monday, September 18, at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  All meetings are open to the public.

Dirigo Grange:

The Dirigo will hold their meeting on Thursday, Sept 32 starting at 6:30 at the Dirigo #98 Hall,

Tickets Available:

 The Kennebec Valley Chords men that marvelous men's barbershop harmony chorus, is putting on their 45th annual show September 30 at the Ayotte Auditorium on the Thomas College campus in Waterville. The same place as last year. The show is "A Patriotic Salute to WWII" and all veterans and active military personnel. Featuring The Chords men Chorus and Quartets, Mainly Harmony Chorus, Exchange St. Quartet and Sound Check the Waterville HS Chorus. 

 Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Chords man. Galen Larrabee and Dave Bridges are local members and will be happy to provide tickets in advance.

Class Reunion:

Mount View High School Class of 1977 is having its 40th reunion on Oct. 7 from 5 pm-8 pm at the Thorndike Town Office, located at 125 Mt. View Road, Thorndike. $15 per person, includes soup, sandwiches, salads, hot dishes, cake and beverages. Please RSVP at and mail check to Cathy Murphy Reynolds at 115 Poors Mill Road, Morrill, ME 04952, 207-342-5753. Please join our Facebook page for information and updates at Mount View High School Class of 1977 Reunion.   

Relaxation Time:

Every Tuesday the S & B Girls will be meeting at the Town Office starting at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We do all kinds of crocheting, knitting, stitching and or crafts.  Anyone can come on down and join us, learn how to do what is of interest to you and join in the fun.  Every week books are available for your taking to choose from for patterns and instructions of anything you may want to do.  The books are donated and they are yours for the taking. (Free).  Looking forward to seeing some new faces so won’t you join us in the fun and two hours of relaxation 

Rosh Hashanah:

Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20 and ends on the evening of Friday, September 22.

Rosh Hashanah, literally the “head of the year” is the Jewish New Year. It is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement.  It is customary to have big feasts on both nights of Rosh Hashanah and there are thus a plethora of customary dishes, including: honey cake, brisket, tzimmes and more Rosh Hashanah recipes.  One of the common practices of Rosh Hashanah is attending the High Holy Day services, where the shofar can be heard. Many people go to a Tashlich service where they throw bread crumbs into a naturally running body of water as a means of casting away their sins. On the second night of Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat a new fruit, a symbol of newness.

To all of you who celebrate this holiday, “Happy New Year”.

Veterans Day:

Saturday, November 11 we will be holding our usual services at the Memorial Park.  We have a wall with pictures of veterans from all branches of the service that we are proud to display.  This year I am asking the residents of Freedom to submit not only a photo of a Freedom resident Veteran, but a photo of any Freedom resident FAMILY member.  It is our way to give thanks to them serving our country. You can drop it off at the Town Office during open office hours.

Voice of Freedom:


Selectman Ron Price was honored at a surprise retirement party on August 26 that was held at the Dirigo Grange Hall with many in attendance.  Ron retired from Ingraham’s Equipment located in Knox. He worked there for many years and decided it was time to rest. So congratulations Ron for a job well done and please do enjoy your retirement.


Friday, September 22, is the first day of autumn.  We will begin to have cooler weather, and the glorious different colors of red, gold, green, and brown leaves will appear. It is the time to prepare for winter.  I wonder what the future holds regarding the weather.  I know that there are people that don’t believe in climate change, but how can they not?  As of today, there are three hurricanes in progress.  Harvey already was a disaster and now Irma is ready to hit Miami and there are two more coming up behind her.  Will our winter be warmer? Colder?  I guess we are just going to have to wait and see. 

At this time, I would like to ask all my readers to pray for those that have been hit by the hurricane regardless whatever hurricane it was.  Some of our family and friends and people we know are there now, so I am asking God to keep them safe, keep everyone safe.

Stay well, safe and God Bless.





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