Happy Halloween! Drive safely tonight and beware of goblins and trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood.
Jeff Watts, our local Maine Guide, reminds us that rifle deer hunting season begins this Saturday, Nov. 2, and ends on Nov. 30. Take special care to be safe when in your own yard or walking outside and in the woods. People and pets should wear blaze orange during hunting season and refrain from wearing anything white so as not be mistaken for a deer’s white tail. Jeff reminds hunters to have an absolutely positive identification of their target prior to firing a rifle and that hunting is prohibited in Maine on Sundays. For more information, a booklet about Maine hunting and trapping laws is available at the Town Office or visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_trapping/.
Matt Moran of Hanover spotted a coyote in his game camera near Jeff Watts’ property by Mooselook Lane off the Howard Pond Road. Be aware of coyotes in the area as they could be close to the homes in the village. Be watchful of your pets, too.
Barb and Irv Robinson have left Rocky Retreat and have headed back to Gettysburg, Pa. for the holidays! Have a safe trip! See you in January.
Town Meeting was held on Tuesday. Voting results, other related information, and news about the Volunteer of the Year Award will be reported in next week’s column as this paper had already gone to press. Please stop by the Town Office to pick up your copy of the 2013 Town Report and check out the new entryway including steps and a wheelchair ramp.
Fall back this weekend! Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed this Saturday evening.
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