The Greenwood Post Office hours are changing. Effective March 23 (a Saturday) window service will be as follows: Monday-Friday 8-10 a.m. and 2:15-4:15 p..m.; Saturday 8-11:30 a.m.
Doug Grover, owner of an unauthorized trash site on Rowe Hill Road, met with Selectmen and brought in pictures he had taken to show he has begun clean-up at the site. Grover again asked that the Selectmen cease legal action against him. In response, they said that since their request for Grover to clean up the site has been going on for over a year, they will continue the legal process.
The mold and mildew problem at the Town Office and the need for replacement was discussed by the Selectmen. The suggestion was brought forth that the current town office be torn down and replaced with a modular building on the same site. Selectman Fred Henderson commented that the current site will always be wet and present future problems regardless of the type of structure. (Good point, Fred.) He suggested looking at a different location. The Selectmen plan to talk with the Locke's Mills Legion about location possibilities.
Of course, the Town already owns land and a building along Main Street/Route 26. That is the Town Hall. Town Manager Kim Sparks said using that building could be expensive and would take time. A modular building would be quicker. As we all know, quicker is often not better. We have thoughtful town officials. Let's hope they can develop a good long-term solution that goes beyond a modular structure. Let's see if there is a cost-effective way to use what we have.
Joelle Corey-Whitman, our Code Enforcement Officer, was appointed health officer for Greenwood. She will be taking the required training soon. Sparks previously served in that capacity.
The Planning Board recently reviewed an amendment to our site ordinance review process to include regulations on wind power. The
Selectmen will review it at their meeting next week. Town meeting is May 18.
Get your dancing shoes on this Saturday evening. The Rockin' Roadrunners perform for your dancing and listening pleasure March 16, 8-midnight, at the Legion Hall on the Gore Road. The event is sponsored by the Greenwood Fire Department and will benefit them as well as the Greenwood Fire Auxiliary, and the Legion Auxiliary.
The advance tickets are $7 for single or $13 for a couple. Tickets at the door will be $8 single or $15 couple. There will be refreshments for sale. BYOB, no one under 21 admitted.
And speaking of celebrations, Sunday, March 17, is St. Patrick's Day. As the Irish in me says, time for some corned beef and a Guinness!
A seldom-seen lake creature showed up at Twitchell Pond recently. While ice fishing, Chris Walker and Logan Whitney created a local version of Scotland's Loch Ness monster. Christened “Locke” Ness, the 10-foot Nessie was dyed green and graced us with her presence until the temperatures rose. She was appreciated by many.
The rabbits are changing from their winter white to their brown warm weather fur. I spotted one hopping through the trees and, while still mostly white, there were patches of brown that gave the rabbit a mottled appearance.
The snow is changing as well. No more of those dainty flakes. The warmer weather and the cycles of nights below freezing and days above cause the snow crystals to freeze together. The first type of snow formed by this cycle is sugar snow. This granular snow has small to moderate crystals. Then comes the corn snow with large corn-kernel size crystals. Corn snow is a wet snow that has gone through a series of melt/freeze cycles. These cycles start with a night freeze causing a crust of frozen snow with wet snow underneath. With rising daytime temperatures the crust melts and the consistency of the snow goes from a nice crispy skiing surface to eventual slush in a warm afternoon. Then the cycle starts again with the night cold. The final snow cycle – mud.
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