Peter Ainsworth voted against studying withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5 on Dec. 17 at the Freeport Town Office. Ainsworth said that the RSU is good for the community, and good for the students.Katie Hansbury, campaign director for Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, gathers signatures Dec. 17 at the Freeport Town Hall, where residents turned out in heavy numbers for the Regional School Unit 5 withdrawal vote. Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting seeks to enact protection for the state’s bear population, claiming this is the only state that allows hounding, baiting, trapping and “unsporting practices” on bears. The group hopes to collect 80,000 signatures top put the banning of such practices on the 2014 ballot.Brian Steele brought his 19-month-old twins, daughter Rylen, left, and son Tucker with him to vote on the Regional School Unit 5 withdrawal issue. Steele said he voted in favor of studying withdrawal. “We liked the smaller school district and the local control,” he said.Brian Anderson of Iowa totes around big bags of items he purchased on a recent frigid morning in Freeport, as Christmas shopping headed into its final week.Each week, the Tri-Town Weekly will test its readers’ observation skills by publishing a close-up photo of a landmark in Freeport, Pownal or Durham. Readers who think they know where the photo was taken should send their guesses to [email protected] All correct responses, as well as the answer, will be printed in the next edition of the Tri-Town Weekly. Where in the tri-town area is this?