The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce approached Greenwood Selectmen recently about appointing a representative to BACOC. They declined, but Town Manager Kim Sparks said she may take on that role. The focus would be economic development as well as ways to bring life back to our Main Street. This role will not involve the payment of dues to the COC according to Sparks.
Jim St. Germain has returned to the Planning Board. He took a medical leave of absence earlier this year. Now that he is well, he is back as an active Planning Board member. Good to see you back!
On a less pleasant note, long-time Appeals Board member Henry Stewart has tendered his resignation. Sorry to see you leave, and thanks for your years of service to Greenwood.
The Greenwood Post Office has posted its new hours that will become effective Jan. 1. Monday through Friday they will be open 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday hours will remain the same, 8 to 11:30 a.m. The lobby will be open 24 hours a day. While this change will probably be only a slight inconvenience to most of us, the one it really effects is our postmistress Susie. The new schedule is a big cut in hours at a tough time of the year.
The sand sheds are both full, so Greenwood taxpayers can load up buckets for free. Besides the one behind the post office, we now have the new one at the town garage along the Greenwood Road. It's about two miles from Greenwood City and makes it much more convenient and energy-saving for folks who live there.
Telstar Middle School has 18 students signed up for the cross-country ski program. If anyone has serviceable Nordic racing skis, boots, poles or clothing they would like to donate to this program, the Bethel Outing Club would be happy to accept donations. If you have equipment to donate, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Snow squalls are occurring now. They come in fast and furious, don't amount to much, and are over almost as soon as they start. Sort of like squalling kids.
The snow squalls we get are frontal squalls as opposed to the lakefront ones that occur along the Great Lakes and other large water bodies. Last weekend we had a frontal squall when a cold front moved in. The temperatures dropped from 50 to 30 degrees, the winds howled, and snow came down heavy for about 15 minutes. Just enough to remind us of what is coming. Frontal squalls usually last less than 30 minutes and have strong winds that cause intense blowing snow with potential whiteout conditions.
With the snow comes the fun of tracking wild animals and figuring out what they are doing. Next weekend, Dec. 7-9, well-known tracker Susan Morse of Keeping Track will present a tracking workshop at Mahoosuc Guide Service in Newry. Besides the in-the-field workshop, there will be evening slide shows open to the public. Friday night is deer of North America; Saturday night is bear, bobcat, and lynx. These are open to the public, start at 7 p.m., and are $10. To enroll in the workshop, call 824-2073. To attend the slide shows, just walk in.
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