The rain continued all last week. Everyone was eager to get out and plant gardens but had to wait while the soil was more like mud. Much of the local farmer’s crops planted earlier this spring remained under water due to the Androscoggin River overflowing onto the fields. Eventually there came a day when some sun peeked through breaks in the clouds and everyone looked around for rainbows. Then came last weekend with perfect June weather.
Area high schools graduated the Class of 2012 last week. Locally among the graduates were Regan Souve, Randy Morin, and Hunter Verrill.
An automobile accident occurred along Route 2 in Hanover Sunday afternoon. A car left the road on a curve between two flat stretches near Hanover Iron Works, broke off a utility pole and came to a stop on its side in the ditch. Power was cut to local residents for much of the day until Central Maine Power Company was able to make repairs. Rumford Fire Department and the Oxford County Sheriffs Department were at the accident scene that occurred during a time of heavy traffic. Some vehicles rerouted to Intervale Road, which runs parallel to Route 2 on the Bethel side of the river. Earlier the same day motorists noticed a dead deer next to Route 2 near Newry Corner.
What a surprise! Early Saturday morning Donna and Clem Worcester were visited by their daughter, Jenny Tirrell, her husband, Matt, and his father, Jeff Tirrell, from Poland. With two truckloads of tools and materials, they then set out to rebuild the front steps on the house. The old steps were intended for temporary use when the house was built 20 years ago. At day’s end they were tired and went home while Clem enjoyed his Father's Day gift.
The Hanover Planning Board meeting scheduled for June 6 was canceled because of a lack of agenda items.
A reminder: 2011 tax bills in Hanover need to be paid before June 30, 2012.
Stop by the Hanover Town Office to see the large quilt made by the Gardner Roberts Memorial Library Bees. It was handcrafted as a library fundraiser that will be raffled during the fall festival.