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By Penny Picard Sampson | May 17, 2019

It seems that there's usually a few days of nice spring weather before the blackflies wake up. With all this cold and rain, what few hours of sunshine we've had, have been made miserable by the voracity of those darn things. Mac's Hardware was out of head nets; they will be re-stocked tomorrow.

There will be a pancake breakfast fundraiser held at the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry on Saturday, June 1, from 7 to 10 a.m. Adults $5, children $3. This is one of my favorite fundraisers and is a must-go.

The new boat launch is in the water. The guys from the Department of Conservation delivered it on a brutally cold morning and even had to set new anchors. I went down to watch the process, but left after about half an hour due to the cold. It'll still be awhile before we set the swimming docks out. I can't imagine anyone is clamoring to jump in the lake just yet.

Hair by Olivia has opened at 212 Depot St. You can find her on Facebook at Hair by Olivia or call 416-2138.

Cone'Z has graciously offered five gift certificates for prizes for the five best-decorated bicycles in the Memorial Day parade on May 27.

WCAP Early Childhood Program is now accepting applications for fall enrollment for their Walker and Unity Pre-K School locations. If you have a 3- or 4-year-old child, please visit their website at, choose Services and Early Childhood to apply, or you may call Lori at 338-3827.

New ATV Fees: Resident Season: $45; Non-Resident 7-Day: $75; Non-Resident Full Season: $90.

This does not include agent fee. This is not a town fee; this is the new state ATV registration fee. The Thorndike Trailblazers have been hard at work marking and brushing trails and also did some bridge work. Trails are not open yet due to the wet ground.

Unity has not had a white/brown goods pick-up day in a few years. Most electronics can be recycled at the Recycling Center in Thorndike. TA's accepts metal. As far as sofas and other large items you are contemplating getting rid of, you can make arrangements with Jerry Sullivan or any other company that handles refuse.

Better to be safe than sorry. If you're not sure whether you need a building permit or not, it is best to call Charlie Porter, the Unity code enforcement officer. An after-the-fact permit can be expensive.

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of both Jerry and Linda Parker.


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