Now is the time to think about the upcoming winter season. Please have your chimney cleaned and inspected. This could reduce the possibility of chimney fires which has been known to spread and burn the whole house down. It also may be easier to schedule a chimney cleaning service to come to your home now instad of later.
I apologize for the dramatic headline but what I’m addressing today is important. The fire department is appealing to all residents and property owners to keep their driveways and private roads clear of tree limbs, brush, and other obstacles. Two of the fire departments’ fire trucks (the ones that respond to fires) are 10′ tall and 9′ wide. Our Rescue vehicle that responds to medical calls is not as tall but is just as wide. Sometimes the driveways are so narrow, the sides of the trucks are scraped on both sides while backing down to a house to help a person in distress. This makes it almost, if not impossible for the driver to see the person guiding him. Going down some of the driveways we have seen could cause costly damage to the trucks. Large over-hanging tree limbs and trees that have been allowed to grow on the shoulder and sometimes in the road may prevent a truck from going down a private road or driveway. Warning lights, rear-view mirrors are particularly prone to damage. Like your cars, the trucks are not cheap to repair. Please help us help you.
More Information – As Promised –
The 13th Annual Westport Island 10K Race and 5K Fun Walk is being held on September 10th, 2017.
If you want to register, visit www.westportisland.org. There you will find everything you need to know.
The 5K Fun Walk will start at 8:00 A.M. The 10K Race starts at 9:00 A.M.
All profits from the race are being donated to the Westport Volunteer Fire Department by the race founder and organizer Rob Whitney of Massachusetts and Westport Island.
SAVE THE DATE!
This year’s Westport Island 10K Run and 5K Fun-Walk is being held on September 10, 2017.
Details to follow shortly.
Your vote counts.
Town Hall, Westport Island, ME
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM