It was great to have 70 degree weather last Saturday. It reminded me of last New Year’s Day when it was around 50 degrees and we got to sit out on the swing with our afternoon coffee.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by the house last Saturday and then he was in town again on Sunday to check out the results of the fire that happened early in the morning.
On Thursday evening, Hugh and I heard a loud crash and looked out the front window toward the picnic area on Route 2. There was a pickup that had drifted off the road and ended up in the small trees and bushes just across from our house. The driver was not hurt but his pickup was damaged. Gilead Fire was called to the scene for traffic control and Gaudreau’s Wrecker removed the vehicle.
The Gilead School Board met with David Murphy, Superintendent of Schools, last Tuesday afternoon at the Town Office. Representing the Gilead School Board were members Lise McLain, Ann Choquette and Nikki Petillo.
Bob and Judy Bishop arrived mid morning on Wednesday and met up with Mary Tyler at the Town Hall. Their mission was to clean up some of the debris in the upstairs. Hugh helped them and I sorted through what they found. There was very little stuff of any value. There were a few town reports from the 1960’s, but most of the stuff was just junk that was unrelated to any town records.
Norm Buttrick was in town for a couple of days at the end of last week. He stopped by the house Friday morning for a short visit and a cup of coffee.
Belated Happy 90th Birthday wishes go out to Robert Stewart of Portland. He and his wife Joanne are Life Members of the Gilead Historical Society.
Steve and Lise McLain enjoyed themselves at the spaghetti supper that was held at the Locke Mills Legion Hall last Sunday evening. This was a fundraiser for the Greenwood Youth football team.
The big news of this past weekend was the structure fire in the vacant building on the corner of Route 2 and Route 113. Gilead Fire was called out around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning and responded with all three fire vehicles. Surrounding towns of Bethel, Newry, Greenwood and Shelburne, N.H., also responded. The fire was under control within a couple of hours and the mutual aid departments headed back to their respective towns. Gilead Fire remained on scene for a while longer. The Fire Marshall arrived on scene to investigate since this was a vacant building and has been for several years now. It was the home of Rosaire and Winona Corriveau and now belongs to their children.
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