Unity Town News

By Penny Sampson | Sep 12, 2019

penny@unityme.org

Summer came and went in a flash, although we're not at the point of fall foliage quite yet. Fallen leaves are the arch enemy of my husband; he likes a pristine lawn.

The School Street paving project is almost done. They've put in the new ADA-compliant crosswalks. I'm not exactly sure how they work, but those are the flat areas with the little bumps on them. It looks like the sewer covers are much more level with the road, so less need for weaving around them. We did order some of the brilliant yellow pedestrian crossing signs; we're just waiting for the opportunity to install them.

I've read several complaints about people speeding and passing cars doing the speed limit on Main Street, Depot Street, and School Street. While one may be in a hurry, it is never a good idea to risk the well-being of others.

Missing road signs! So far we've lost Hunter and Clark. If your street name sign is missing, please call the Town Office. We've been pretty diligent in making sure our roads are well marked and have been replacing the older ones with larger, more easily read signs. Taking a sign may seem like a great room decorating idea, but it can jeopardize the safety of others. It also costs the taxpayers.

Save the date! The annual Day of Service will be held Oct. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. More details to follow soon. I usually work with a group of college students on cemeteries. Last year we cleaned stones and the year before we trimmed overgrown bushes. You don't have to be a college student to join in on the Day of Service.

The Town of Unity is accepting bids for a term of three years for mowing and maintenance of its seven cemeteries and other town properties. Contract specs are available at the Town Office. Bids must be received in the Town Office by Friday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. and will be opened at the Nov. 5  selectmen's meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office, 74 School St. Bids can be mailed to: Town of Unity, Attn: Cemetery Maintenance Bid, P.O. Box 416, Unity, ME 04988.

Invitation for bids for Unity Town Office plowing contract for the 2019/2020 winter season. This would include sanding when necessary. Bids are due by Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and will be opened on the Nov. 5 selectmen's meeting.

Bids can be sent to: Town of Unity, ATTN: Town Office Plowing, P.O. BOX 416, Unity, ME 04988.

The Good Steward Thrift Store will be closed Sept. 14 and 21 while they get ready for their fall and winter lines. They are not accepting any more donations at this time and also will be closing for the winter Oct. 26.

Timber Frame Farm stand on the Albion Road still has a great selection of produce and also sells pasture-raised chicken and eggs. FMI: Kari (pronounced Car E) Hulva at 416-7294 or visit their Facebook page. Kari also helps run the Unity Farm Drop. They've been gaining additional vendors. Remember to order by Thursday at 3 p.m. for Friday pickup at the Community Center.

I was unable to attend the music event at Triplet Park last Saturday due to a nasty chest cold, but I understand it was a big success and that the brick pizza oven in the park was very busy pumping out pizzas.

The Common Ground Fair is rapidly approaching, Sept. 20-22. It's always a busy weekend in town as Unity College also holds its Community Weekend with parents and alumni visiting.

Chase Toys will be hosting chainsaw carving by Pasco Grove Art Work on Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to Sept. 21, 5 p.m. FMI: Chase Toys, 948-5729.

Unity Pond Pottery will be hosting its 22nd annual BUMUPPFSF Sept. 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , with 20% off all in-stock pottery and free wheel throwing lessons. FMI: see their Facebook page or call 948-2400.

I've been missing my weekly breakfast at Mammie's. As some of you know I've been ill most of the summer, in and out of Maine Medical Center a couple of times, and I am currently "food free." I am being "fed" by TPN through a PICC line. This runs 24/7 and I have to carry it around with me in a backpack. It's no fun but we're hoping it alleviates some of the issues. If this doesn't work as we hope, the next step is seeing a gastrointestinal surgery specialist in Boston.

They told me I wouldn't feel hungry as I get all my nutrition through the TPN. They lied. What I wouldn't give for a nice juicy steak and some corn on the cob!

 

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