Gwen May announces a special town meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school. “We are voting on funds for the new ambulance. Also, after the voting is finished, there will be an information-only discussion about the job description and hiring of an administrative assistant.”
Gwen also reminds us that dog licenses are due on Jan. 1, and owners will be charged a $25 late fee after Jan. 31. The licenses are $6 for a neutered dog and $11 if they are intact. Once your puppy turns 6 months old, it is required that you license him/her. Gwen will need to see a current rabies certificate, plus a neutered certificate if applicable.
This coming Friday, Jan. 1, marks the beginning of the winter ferry schedule. With the winter schedule, we lose the 12:45 p.m. from Swans Island and the 1:30 p.m. from Bass Harbor. Please take note of these and other schedule changes.
I heartily recommend anyone interested in the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station restoration to view on Facebook the Amburg Builders Update pictures of the progress on the lighthouse tower (wood and metal restoration/preservation phase). Josh Amburg informs us, “We’re wrapping things up by year’s end. Thanks for the work Swans Island! It ‘s been a great pleasure working with Eric Chetwynd (project manager) on this and sharing a passion to see the lighthouse restored to its former glory. For a more detailed list of photos, check out Amburg Builders on my Facebook page. None of this would be possible without the generosity of donors and the diligence of the Lighthouse Committee.”
Happy birthday to Cameron Tahir Colbeth, Christopher H. Sawyer, Mary Anne Young, Asa Joyce, Zoey Izabella Martin and Isaiah Matthew Sawyer.
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