Jackson News

By Carolyn Zachary | Nov 12, 2017

JACKSON NEWS

By Beverly Ludden

Where do I start? First of all, I apologize that the news didn’t get in last week. With the storm, no power, etc., I didn’t get a chance to get it written up, let alone Lisa having time to type it if I had gotten it written.

Power

What an awful storm that was. I am sure everyone else experienced the same thing, but it really bothered me. I think the older I am getting the more things are bothering me. When I lost power, here I sat, also without water or heat. LeeAnn comes in after she got home from work, saying that she just got a text from her mom, to get me packed up and bring me to Bangor, because she had gotten a hotel for us to stay in. LeeAnn packed up clothes, food, and anything that I may need and we headed to Hermon.

Lisa told her to go the back way to get to Dysart’s, because there were cars lined up in both lanes clear back as far as the interstate. We stayed at the Best Western White House Inn, the one behind Dysart’s truck stop. What a nice place. The first two nights the only room was a suite. What a room, I had never seen anything like it before. We ended up staying there for four nights, two in the suite and two in a regular room.

Thank you to everyone that helped me stay warm and comfortable. You all know who you are.

Days off

As I am writing this up, RSU 3 has already had two days off because of the power outages. What a wonderful thing it was that Mount View served a spaghetti dinner, and offered showers and the power to charge devices. I am told that there were about 150 people at the event. From what I understand, there were other places in the county that also did this.

Portland

My brother Robert traveled to Portland to pick up his son Jeff, who flew in from Illinois. He came to Maine to close up the camp in Liberty. There was a tree that had fallen onto the camp during the storm. It somehow did not do any damage to the camp. Jeff has returned to Illinois.

Sympathy

I would like to send my condolences to the family of Rick Borden who suddenly passed away recently. Especially to his wife Maxine. Take care, everyone.

Dog licenses

According to the email that was sent out to residents in town by Brenda, the 2018 dog licenses are available. A late fee of $25 per dog starts Feb. 1, 2018. Must have proof of current rabies. If you are not sure if your dog needs one this year, call the Town Office and she can check your card. The phone number of the Town Office is 722-3439.

Please give me a call with any news you may have and would like to share — 722-3450.

 

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