My brother, Steve McLain, donated the vehicle that the fire department used for the demonstration at Bog Brook for the Young Marines. There was a picture of it on the front page of The Citizen last week.
Joanne Stewart called last week to tell us about an article she read in the newspaper and to check up on the news in Gilead. She had seen the pictures of the new Wild River Bridge and the old one that is being torn down. It was nice to talk with her and get a little more history of Gilead. She had some interesting stories of WAGBO, which was a camp that was owned (many years ago) by Archie Heath and a few other men from the area.Hugh and I had a chance to see the Gray Fox family out behind the house again last Sunday evening. There were two adults and one young one. They are quite wary of anyone looking out the window so it was hard to get pictures. They were looking for food and every once in a while the little one just sat down and looked around. He or she acted like it was tiring trying to keep up with the parents and a little rest was needed.
Norm Buttrick and Cathy McGuire stopped by on their way to Gorham last Saturday. Norm dropped off a copy of the grant paperwork that he has been working on for the Gilead Historical Society.
Bob and Judy Bishop stopped by the house last weekend. They had been up to Wild River and checked out the new bridge and the progress of removing the old one. The crew has cleaned up the sections that had been removed.
The Planning Board held a Public Hearing last Thursday, Aug. 5, to explain the changes that will be done to the Floodplain Management Ordinance. These changes will have to be brought before the town at a special town meeting for a vote. There were only a few people who attended. An update to the state-provided 2005 ordinance is necessary to permit the town to join the National Flood Insurance Program.
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