The Greenwood Highway Dept. dug several test pits at the site of the new town office on the Gore Road, and Town Manager Kim Sparks said it appears that the building can have a foundation. More to come on the schedule for this new office as information becomes available.
Greenwood property tax bills went out in the mail last Friday. If you have not received yours yet, you will. Oh, joy.
Fish fry Friday this week. It's getting on in the season so you'd better go while the fries are still happening. Greenwood Fire Station (Howe Hill Road) 3 to 6 p.m.
Here's an early heads-up. The local historical society will have a program on Greenwood City the first week of September. Mark your calendars for Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. More to come next week.
The Bethel Area District Exchange needs school clothing for children ages 6 to teenager. If you are cleaning out closets, please remember to donate any good used clothing to the District Exchange on Mason Street in Bethel or use the drop box in the Northeast Bank lobby.
All of us enjoy blaming things on the government, and we are usually in the right to do so. In particular are the State directional signs that say, “Locke Mills” without the “'s.” I was quick to blame the State for incorrectly changing the name of our village from the correct Locke's Mills to Locke Mills. However, I think the blame may lie with DeLorme's Maine Atlas. They use Locke Mills in the Atlas. It's Locke's. In fact, 50-plus years ago, many people referred to this area as simply “Locke's.” No Mills. OK. Who is the guilty party who dropped the “'s?”
Deer flies are in abundance this year and are hanging around a long time. Nothing seems to repel them, and these nasty biters are hard to kill. The females are the ones that bite (true of most species). That bite is painful, almost like a bee sting. They chew the skin causing bleeding which continues after they have left in search of another meal. Deer flies live in the woods and wetlands and seem to like to get into people's hair. As annoying as this can be, it is also the best time to destroy them while they are tangled in hair. Hate to say it but a good frost will take care of these pests and most of the others as well.
The small swamp maples are starting to show some red. As usual, they turn color a month or more before other deciduous trees. The times they are a changing.
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