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Yes, you read that right – there was no Jackson column last week. No matter post COVID, we seem to be living in pandemic purgatory. I was feeling pretty bad – guess I waited a minute too long to get the fall COVID booster. I went through a few test kits before finally testing negative about 13 days later.

Speaking of test kits, Maine residents can still have free test kits shipped right to your door by Project ACT. It’s super easy, I just ordered some – although I better not need them for quite a while! Simply go to accesscovidtests.org and fill in your mailing information.

Election day November 8th

Participate in your democracy! Work in the citizens’ office on election day! We still need day workers and evening workers on Tuesday 8th November. Please contact Brenda (722-3439) if you are able to work at all on Election Day. Jackson has already received over 50 absentee ballots.

Please note: the last day to apply for a postal vote is Thursday 3 November at 5pm. It can be submitted until 8 p.m. on election day.

city ​​office

As a reminder, the clocks will go back at 2am on Sunday, November 6th. Jackson Transfer Station hours are being adjusted to 8am-4pm this Sunday for the winter. The city office will be closed Friday, November 11, Veterans Day through Monday, November 14. Dog licenses are now available. A correction to my previous column: This year’s interest rate for late property taxes is set at 4%, the maximum under state law.

Sealed bid property

The City of Jackson is receiving bids for a tax acquired property at Sullivan Road Lot 1: Tax Map 002 Lot 004. The property consists of a house and garage and is approximately 95.8 acres. Minimum bid is over $50,000. All offers will be opened on November 29th at 19:00 by the Select Board in the Town Office. FMI: Call the Town Office, 722-3439.

On-site holiday shopping

Come and shop for a one-of-a-kind collection of Christmas decorations, books and collectibles and support the Monroe Community Library. From elegant to whimsical, this sale has something for everyone! The event includes a bake sale and craft activities for children on Saturday morning! This sale will be held Friday, November 4th from 4pm to 7pm and Saturday, November 5th from 9am to 2pm at Monroe City Hall, 8 Swan Lake Ave.

hunter dinner

On Saturday 12th November there will be a Hunters Supper and Raffle sponsored by American Legion Post 50, served from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at 108 Windermere Lane, Unity, $10 each Adult, $5 under 16s, free for 5 and under. Dinner includes baked beans, hot dogs, buns, casseroles, salads, dessert, and a drink. There will also be a raffle draw and door prizes.

Nobody goes hungry on Thanksgiving

Waldo County Bounty wants everyone to know, “The holidays are meant to be a relaxing time of peace and joy, but the holiday season just isn’t fun without an equally festive meal. Luckily for Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2022, there are plenty of ways to find a hot, delicious, and free meal in Waldo County. Several organizations are offering on-site free meals with all the fixins, from turkey and cranberry sauce to mashed potatoes and gravy. Additionally, there is a massive community effort to deliver baskets full of holiday shopping right to your door through the Heroes for Hunger (H4H) and Neighbor for Neighbor (N4N) programs.” Please visit their website, waldocountybounty.org, or send one Email [email protected] for details on how to apply or donate to each program.

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