By Sallyann Hadyniak | Apr 05, 2018
Photos by: Sallyann Hadyniak


The Selectmen will meet on Monday, April 9 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  All Selectmen’s Meetings are open to the public.  The Town Office is located at 71 Pleasant Street, between the Freedom Fire House and the Freedom Congregational Church.

Freedom Rec. Comm:

The Freedom Rec. Comm. will meet on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Planning Board:

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

Mark the Date:

Friday, June 1 will be the collection of brown goods~ Have your “stuff” curbside by 7:00 a.m.

Dirigo Gange #98:

April is National Grange Month.   Every year Dirigo gives certificates of appreciation to a person or group for their community service. This year we have chosen Kim Holmes Steve Holmes Scott Holmes, Erna Keller, Derek Keller Dillion Keller, and Cindy Abbott, for their work maintaining the local cemeteries. The program will be held on April 19 at 7 P.M. Snacks will be served afterward.

Brooks Ladies Fellowship will be having their annual fundraising Craft/Antique Fair on June 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you have “old” items in your barn or garage that you think are antiques, or if you make crafts, jewelry, soaps, etc., we would like to invite you to have a table at our event. Inside tables are $10.00, limit two per vendor. Outside 10’ by 10’ spaces are $25.00 limit two spaces per vendor. For more information and registration form please contact Karen at 722-3056. Deadline is April 30, 2018 or when capacity is reached. Because of limited space, we cannot “hold” spaces, registration and payment are required to guarantee space.



16th Annual Festival of Art

June 7–10, 2018

Senior College at Belfast invites all Maine artists, 50 and older, amateur and professional, to participate in the 2018 Festival of Art to be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, June 7 thru 10, 2018.

The registration period for artists is March 1 thru 31, 2018

(Art work to be delivered on Wednesday, June 6, 2018) Registration form and information may be requested at:, or leave a message at 338-8033

All types of visual art are welcome: paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, glass, and photography are just a few examples.  Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work if they wish. For more information, you may contact 207-223-4459.

Crafting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching etc.

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?

Public Works:

I want to say Thank you to the Public Works Department for doing a good job on keeping our roads open.  It is not easy to keep plowing and sanding when there is so many storms. One right after another!  Thanks Travis, Mike and to you Ron for plowing those that need it.


Unpublished from two weeks ago:

Results of the Election

Selectman, Assessor Overseer of the Poor- 3 year term - Stephen Bennett            81 votes

Clint Spaulding (Write in)  14 votes
Clerk – 1 year term – Cynthia Abbott    94 votes
Tax Collector– 1 Year term – Cynthia Abbott
Excise Tax Collector- 1 year term- Cynthia Abbott
Treasurer –1 year term – Ernestine Keller    92 votes
School Board Representative – Ellie Hess  (write in)  42 votes

Voice of Freedom:

As I sit here typing my column, we are being pounded with lots of snow.  It started last evening and continued through the night and here it is afternoon and it is still snowing.  I think that even though those that love winter are just about tired of it by now.  It sure has been one of a heck of a season!

I want to send out “Happy Birthday” wishes to all those March babies namely, Scott Holmes, Lexie Bennett, Tyler, Kyle and Sallyann Hadyniak, Chris and Clint Spaulding,  .  Wishing you all the happiest of birthdays!

April 30 is Good Friday and Easter is Sunday April 1,


I would also like to add that whenever there is a special town meeting or information that is important to the residents of the town, NOTICES are sent out in the form of a white paper folded in half and stapled.  I have heard from many residents stating that they haven’t received any notice.  If that is the case, notify your post office.  When you do get a notice please do’t just dispose of it in file 13.  Open it up and read both sides of the enclosed papers.

If you have any news you would like to share with my readers, please contact me at the above phone number or e mail me.

Until next week, stay safe, stay warm, God Bless and be kind to each other. And remember, spring is here!  Happy Easter to all!


Voice of Freedom:

The calendar says it is spring, but the weather tells us something differently.  The crocus and daffodils are fighting their way through the snow for they want to start blooming.  They are predicting snow for tomorrow so let’s hope they will be wrong.

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter and a Happy Passover.

Until next week, take care, stay safe, be kind to each other and God Bless you all.

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