Unity town news

By Carolyn Zachary | Oct 06, 2017

Unity News

By Penny Sampson

penny@unityme.org

We had a successful Day of Service on Sept. 30. Over 175 volunteers doing everything from picking up trash along our streets, trimming bushes in the Pond Cemetery, work for the Historical Society, clearing the neckdowns by the RR tracks, work in the park in Thorndike, work at the Troy church, work at Avian Haven, and many other local service projects.

I worked with four students: Tyler, Laurel, Megan, and Virginia. They trimmed the overgrown bushes at the cemetery and did a great job! They took care and pride in the work they did. Afterwards we were treated to a meal of baked ham and pulled pork and all the fixin's. Maybe next year we can get some more Unity citizens to take part.

My four baby raccoons are all grown up and looking pretty plump in preparation for the winter. My annual fall visitor also showed up this week, stinking up the joint! Everybody coexists peacefully with the cats.

A friendly reminder to bicycle riders and pedestrians to follow the rules of the road and to remember "Ride with, Walk against"

Permits for building and such are available at the town office for $20. Much cheaper to get one before you start your project. If you don't know whether you need one or not, please contact the Town Office.

My husband Dan, and a couple other Unity Snowdusters have been hard at work installing new siding on the clubhouse. I saw it today and even though it's not complete it looks a lot better! Be sure to thank all the working club members for their hard work. This includes the ATV Club. Better yet, join them!

The annual "Long John" at Unity Raceway will be held Oct. 21 and 22. Racing starts both days at 1:30 p.m. This is the last race of the year in Maine, so you can expect "visitors" from other tracks and it makes for a great show!

At the selectmen's meeting Oct. 3, we voted to accept the resignation of Emily Newell. She is leaving the office for personal reasons. She was instrumental in the major road project over the last couple of years and we will miss her valuable knowledge and computer skills. We wish her the best and the town is better for having had her as a selectman.

 

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