Unity News

By Carolyn Zachary | Dec 22, 2017

Unity News

By Penny Sampson

penny@unityme.org

The cold weather is getting to me. Even my snowmobiling-loving husband is getting weary of the cold. My younger brother, Dennis, and his family are so tired of winter they are moving south to North Carolina. I wonder how he's going to like the humidity and snakes.

I was at a breakfast meeting Monday morning at Mammie's (mmmm .... homemade oatmeal toast) and I had the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Higgins along with her two oldest sons, Darcy and Darren, who were visiting from Virginia and New Hampshire. Both just as handsome as I remember them; the last time I saw them was over 30 years ago.

The Wreaths Across America event at the Village Cemetery was very well done. We appreciate the hard work that was put into the ceremony as well as the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

There will be trash pickup Monday, December 25th and January 1st. Please be sure to have trash out by 7 a.m.

The town is back in possession of our ancient town ledgers, valuation books, and other assorted records. I've had my niece Meri (while home on break from college) inventory them and arrange them by year and type. Quite interesting stuff, dating back to the 1800s. Did you know there used to be a "TV tax"? Or that you could use your grey mare, blind in one eye, as collateral for a loan? Deciphering the penmanship can be challenging, but definitely worth the read if you're into that sort of historical data.

Dan McCormick has taken out, and already returned with signatures, nomination papers for the open selectman's position. The vote will be held as normal, the day before town meeting. If anyone else intends to run, they need to pick up papers and the filing deadline is February 6, 2018.

 

 

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