The unauthorized junk yards in town are taking up court time and Greenwood taxpayer money. Code Enforcement Officer Joelle Corey-Whitman will be inspecting the Grover junk yard on Rowe Hill Road to make a progress report to the court. Next week the Town of Greenwood will be going to court concerning the Henley junk yard on Snowmaking Pond Lane.
The Selectmen decided that a half-basement will be put under the new town office on the Gore Road. ADA regulations require that the entire building be handicapped accessible, and a full basement would have required an elevator.
A group of Greenwood residents from the Irish Neighborhood came to the recent Selectmen's meeting with concerns about the condition of their road. Right now Richardson Hollow Road is under repair. Let's hope the well-traveled Greenwood Road is somewhere on the road repair agenda. If we only had extra millions to repair all our roads.
Only one bid was received to supply sand to the Town for the winter. That was from Hadley's. He has done it for the last two years and will do it again this year.
The Town Office will be closed Labor Day.
Community Concepts is scheduling appointments for fuel assistance – LIHEAP. Call for an appointment at 1-800-866-5588. They will be at the Bethel Alliance Church (across from Telstar High School) on Tuesdays for the months of September and October 2013.
Greenwood City has less houses than I have fingers but it is “the city” no less. Come find out more about this area next Wednesday. The Greenwood Historical Society will have a program on the City Sept. 4, 7 p.m. at their building on Main Street Come find out why we have our own city.
Ralph Mills and Lorraine Larson were in Portland Tuesday to pick up Lorene Mills at the Jetport. Lorene was returning to her home in Locke's Mills after spending a week in Dallas, Texas, as a guest of Michael and Liv'ee Rehfield. She attended the John G. Lake Ministries Conference and worked with the children in the child evangelism unit of the conference. On Thursday she went to Sweden, to stay a few days with Eleanor Farrington, mother of her sister-in-law, Fran Adams, while Fran was out of town attending a wedding. Eleanor is still recovering from a severe diabetes episode.
Now is the time of year when you may see birds not native to the area. On a trip back from Portland, a friend and I saw two sandhill cranes standing in an Oxford yard. These very large birds are usually west of the Mississippi River and migrate from central Canada to the desert southwest this time of year. Seems they must have been blown off course. We told them they might want to head west.
Speaking of birds, I was asked how to tell male from female Canada Geese. It's hard to do. The sexes look alike and may be similar size. This is true for a number of bird species. They are monomorphic, which means there are no easily visible differences between male and female birds. Careful observation of birds’ behavior may give clues about which individuals are which gender. Males usually migrate sooner, they sing/honk a lot, and may feed the females during mating. Both males and females may sit on the nest and tend the young once hatched. In other words, it is difficult to tell male from female Canada geese.
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