Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Jan 12, 2014


Last week I read that a migrant farm worker, who works and lives at Gold Top Farm was held at knifepoint, stabbed in the chest and was then robbed. I normally see this fellow walk up to Hilltop almost every morning and noticed I hadn't seen him the past couple days. Here's a hard working guy who got robbed and stabbed and what did the thieves get? Some change. This makes me feel sad.



Nomination papers are available for Selectman (3 year term) and for RSU #3 School Board Director (3 year term).  Papers can be picked up at the Town Office and are due back by February 4, 2014 at 2:30pm.

The Annual Budget Meeting has been scheduled for February 12, 2014 at the Unity Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

Annual Town Meeting will be March 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Elementary School. Town elections will be held Friday, March 21st from noon-8:00 at the town office.


Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday January 16 at 6:30pm

In Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html and compiled responses to the initial survey at www.unityme.org/gov/compplan/initial-surey-result20131106.pdf. The survey is still open and you can add your responses.


Candle Light Vigil
Friday, January 17 from 5 - 7pm
The Candle Light Vigil Stroll will start at Unity Elementary School to the Unity House of Pizza. This is in Memory of Donna Jackson, (Ingraham) to honor her 60th Birthday. She died a week before she was to be married to Willie Ingraham. Her daughter Katina is hosting. She hopes to see many friends, and family attend. They will have Hot Chocolate after, or hot drinks.


Alpaca 101

Saturday, January 18 from 10am - 2pm

Presented by Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, LLC and the Alpaca Center of New England. Learn the basics about alpacas, from history to husbandry.Snacks will be provided. Feel free to drop by earlier for a tour before the class begins. Fee is $40 per household. For more information call 948-3828 or northernsolstice@uninets.net


MUSIC: Dar Williams

Thursday January 23 at 7:30pm

Beloved pop folk singer DAR WILLIAMS, described by The New Yorker as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters," will perform at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, January 23rd. Show starts at 7:30PM. For more information visit the UCCPA website: uccpa.unity.edu At Unity College Center for the Performing Arts - www.darwilliams.com


Winter Tree ID and Snowshoe

Saturday, January 25 from 9am - 12pm

Join us for a wintertime exploration of nature taking advantage of our newest trail system. Leader will be Unity College forestry professor Dylan Dillaway. Gather at the SRLT office at 93 Main St. to carpool to the preserve. At Kanokolus Bog Preserve in Unity presented by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.  Visit SebasticookRLT.org or find us on Facebook for more information.  Join us for a wintertime exploration of Kanokolus Bog Preserve in Unity with forester Dylan Dillaway. Learn some tips for identifying trees in winter, and explore our newest trail system.  Limited snowshoes available; email info@sebasticookrlt.org to reserve yours.  Due to the limited parking, meet at the SRLT office to carpool to the preserve.


Visioning Session for the Town of Unity

Saturday, January 25 from 12 - 4pm

To All Who Care About the Future of Unity! Everyone’s opinion is wanted! If you live in or around Unity, your opinion matters! Doors open at 11:30, FREE lunch at noon. We’ll talk about economic opportunity, natural resources, community spirit, farming and agriculture, town governance, and ways we can partner with Unity College. At Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Child Care will be provided for free. Snow Date is February 1.


Rabies Clinic

Saturday, January 25 from 1 - 2pm

At the Unity Fire House, Cats in carriers, dogs on leashes

JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)


Rabies Clinic

Saturday, January 18, 9 - 11am

Winterport Leroy Smith school  319 South Main St. Sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society - General rules for all rabies clinics. Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times. Cats must be in a carrier. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.  Free to all Waldo County residents. Out of County -there will be a $7.00 per animal charge.

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