Hanover July 29
Boy Scout Troop 565 has completed a week at Camp Hinds in Raymond, Maine. Scout Master Dr. Tom DeLuca and his troop consisted of Dean, Bryce and Owen Richmond, Keith Crockett, Marcello DeLuca and Brendan and Justin Stearns (grandsons of Hanover’s Warren and Marcia Stearns). Swimming, hiking, boating and cooking outdoors kept the boys busy all week.
The Hanover Select Persons had their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 20. Town Tax Collector Clem Worcester reported about overdue tax payments. Late taxes amounted to more than other recent years. In his report about solid waste and recycling Bob Fortin noted that Oxford County Solid Waste and Recycle Corporation had changed its name to Oxford County Regional Recycling Corp. Bob also distributed reports. It was reported that Mountain Stream Electric was going to upgrade the wiring at the Town Office. The Board voted to accept D.A. Wilson’s offer to replace culverts and pave the Howard Pond Road from Route 2 to the start of the last improved section. The work will be done if it can be completed before cold weather.
The US Census Bureau sent a letter thanking Hanover for the use of the Town Office for meetings. Employee testing and daily meetings took place at the office during much of the spring. Also sending a note of appreciation was Marjorie Hanawalt who was pleased with the condition of South Shore Road this year.
The select persons also discussed a report of vandalism. The next meeting will be Aug. 17.
Gardner Roberts Memorial Library recently acquired by donation the Hope School history book dedicated in memory of Hazel Ferguson who was a long-time teacher in that school. Other books have been donated in memory of Peter Baker and Norman Ferguson. It is a nice way to remember someone.
Bill and Gail Worcester have returned home from a camping vacation at Cathedral of the Pines in Eustis. While in the area they made contact several times with their Appalachian Trail hiking sons, Daren and Brad. They continue on their hike toward Mount Katahdin using the trail names of Captain Kirk and Scotty.
The little weasel made it across Route 2 OK. When it came back it was not so lucky for it was squashed to the pavement. Gray fox sightings continue but the pups seem to be relocated.