The Greenwood Planning Board will issue a permit to Gen Morio for Sports & Plus, a gun and ammunition store, once he has received approval from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as a sales license from the State. The store will be on Main Street (Route 26).
School Supt. David Murphy talked to the Selectmen recently about the poor ranking of the SAD 44 schools. Telstar High School received an F, and the middle school and elementary school received C’s – a disgrace.
Fire Chief, Al Curtis Jr., told the Selectmen that the Greenwood Fire Department is almost out of money. There have been a number of fires this spring, and they took a large chunk out of the budget.
The paperwork for a new town office is grinding forward the way paperwork usually does. Wayne Hakala, representing the Jackson-Silver Legion, told Selectmen that their attorney is drafting a lease agreement for the new town hall to be built on the Legion property on the Gore Road. When that draft is ready, it will then be reviewed by Greenwood's attorney. When all parties agree on lease terms, then we can start to look at construction.
Gary and Esther Fuller want to give a big congratulation to their granddaughter, Micala Smith, for graduating from Oxford Hills High School last week. She'll be going on to Southern Maine Community College in the fall. They also congratulate her sister, Hannah Smith, for eighth grade graduation.
If you are cleaning up branches and such from the recent storm, the brush dump in Greenwood City is open the following times: Wednesday and Sunday, 9 to 1; Saturday, 9 to 3. No plastic bags are allowed at the brush dump. If you have questions, call them at 890-3812.
For those of you who missed the presentation about the Shadagee section of Greenwood, the area is generally considered to be the west side of Twitchell Pond settled by the Cole family. When they settled, no road was there. The Greenwood Road of the early 1800s went out through Willis Mills, over the hills, down into the Irish Neighborhood and then up Paradise Hill in Bethel. You really had to want to get Twitchell Pond in those days because it was either a bushwhack or oxen breaking a way. When a road finally connected Greenwood to Greenwood City, ledge had to be blasted out of the way at the end of Twitchell Pond near the house now owned by Mike Gilpatric. Remnants of the ledge are visible along the Greenwood Road.
The wild strawberries are starting to ripen. They are a lot of work to pick, but, to my way of thinking, they are worth the effort. That means that in about two weeks the cultivated strawberries will be coming in. Keep your eyes and mouths open for the annual strawberry festival here in town.
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