Maine DOT has informed Greenwood Town Manager Kim Sparks that they will be closing the Route 26 boat launch to North Pond. This launch is across the road from Littlefield Beaches. DOT told Sparks it was a danger to have vehicles parked along Route 26 as well as maneuvering while towing boats.
The Selectmen recently voted not to allow dogs in the new town office building. The exception will be service dogs. While dogs will be banned from the inside, an outside hitching post for our best friends is being considered. Both Sparks and Administrator Angie Lovejoy said there is no reason “we can't go to the door to pat and give treats to our dog visitors.” My dog was relieved to hear that.
By the time you read this, our new modular town office should be in place on the Gore Road. The power, plumbing, and heating will need to be connected and some painting will be done before move-in. The move to the new location will start Nov. 7, a Thursday, and continue through the weekend. The Town Office will be closed that Friday. Since it is Veterans' Day the following Monday, that will allow extra time to settle in before reopening on Tuesday.
The “under contract” sign on the Mellon Kimball property on Main Street/Route 26 may become an outdoor guide service location. The potential new owner has been talking with the Planning Board while awaiting the closing on the property. More to come.
This Sunday, Oct. 13, will be a busy day. At 2 p.m., The Maine-iac Mountaineers will host a dance at the Greenwood Town Hall to benefit the Greenwood Historical Society. At the same time there will be a tea at the Masonic Lodge in Bryant Pond to honor the Greenwood and Woodstock Historical Societies with a presentation by Norma Salway and Dottie Adams on some of the fashions of old. Again, this will be at the same time. To dance or to be fashionable? Tough choice.
A rather spectacular foliage season has gone by the wayside. As always, the trees peaked with wonderful colors to be followed by rain and wind leaving us with lots of gray fingers poking skyward. I suppose there is some reassurance to be had in knowing that some things continue on as usual. That is my subtle comment directed to the crybabies in Washington, D.C., who chose to throw a tantrum, shut down the government, and financially hurt a lot of individuals. Guess the subtlety ended with my comments on the foliage.
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