Code Enforcement Officer Joelle Corey-Whitman recently presented photographs of the Grover dump site on Rowe Hill Road to the Greenwood Selectmen. They decided little progress had been made, and the photos will be sent to the Town's attorney who will then send them on to the court.
The new town office on the Gore Road is the focus of most everything else. The move will take place Nov. 7 through 11 (closed all those days), and our fire department and highway crew will be doing the moving. As Town Manager Kim Sparks said, “It is good that we don't need to move everything in one fell swoop. We can go back and forth to get some things as we need them.” It helps when the move is just around the corner.
The only catch is that the furnace from the current Bird Hill town office has already been moved to the new one. That leaves the old one without heat. And Kim and Angie are still working in there until Nov. 6. Bit nippy I imagine. Sparks has brought in a small electric heater from home to keep the edge off the office. Any contractors out there who will loan a stronger heater to them for a couple weeks?
The old chalk boards in the current town office will become part of the new one. For those who don't know, the current town office was originally a school and the chalkboards were part of it. They will be put up in the meeting at the new office. Something new; something old. Nice touch.
At this time, the Selectmen have not decided what will become of the old town office/schoolhouse.
There will be a public supper Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall on the Gore Road. This will benefit the Woodstock Fire Dept. Since the new town office is right beside the Legion Hall, you can get supper and check out the new place.
Good wishes for a smooth recovery to Blaine Mills. He is sporting a new knee. And good thoughts to the other Greenwood people who are dealing with illnesses.
The hooded mergansers have shown up on the ponds recently. The males are the most noticeable with the large white patch on both sides of their head. A small flock shows up late every October and hangs around for a few weeks diving for small fish. The Canada geese are turning tail-to-the-sky as they forage for plants in the shallow areas of the ponds. And, one of our resident bald eagles has taken to sitting on a rock in Twitchell Pond right along the Greenwood Road. Still plenty of waterfowl activity to see.
Most of the trees have lost their leaves now. While it is rather sad to see the color go, take a close look at those bare branches. They have tightly closed little buds where this year's leaves have fallen to the ground. The cycle of life is moving forward even while we mourn the passing color. Life goes on with enthusiasm. Thank heavens.
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