So there's a good news / bad news component to this post. We're going to start with the bad news first and get this out of the way...
We have needed the warming sunshine this week, as cold, blustery North Wind has taken us over. Nevertheless, the lake is looking a little gray in spots and where brooks enter there is open water. Common Mergansers are appearing, a sure sign of spring! The males are often mistaken for loons this time of year.
The first week of Spring! Perhaps, just for today, we shall not dwell on the knowledge that temperatures have been well below freezing, snow banks are still piled high and winds have been gusting. Even Mr. Sharp-shinned Hawk is forced to tuck a leg up into his warm downy feathers as he plans his next attack.
Every five years Pleasant Lake may be lowered to allow for properly permitted waterfront work after Labor Day. Complete lowering of the lake is damaging to the lake ecosystem. Therefore, if no requests for waterfront work are made to the Selectmen six months prior to Labor Day (March 1st), the normal Fall Schedule will be followed.