The last column for March! March has been an interesting month, as always, for weather. We have seen both winter and spring during the past few weeks. Personally, I enjoyed the spring days the most. There have been several windy days and today is one of them. As I look out the window, I know the wind is blowing fairly hard because the red squirrel is hanging onto the fence post and his tail is blowing in the wind right out straight behind him.
My brother, Steve McLain, was in town last Saturday, but since I had to work at Adult Education for a Hunter Safety Course, he did not get a chance to stop and visit as usual. Celia Broomhall from the Bog Road was one of the instructors for the course.
Now, back to the squirrels for a moment. In the past columns, I have written about the battles we have had with them and the feeder. I actually had someone ask me the other day about how the battle ended or was it still going on. Right now, we seem to have won for the moment. Each time we think we make progress, they get around it somehow. It is amazing what Plexiglas and a plastic soda bottle can do to discourage a squirrel.
While in the grocery store in Bethel the other day, Hugh and I ran into Joe and Freda Gaudreau, who are a couple of Gilead Bog Road neighbors. They are also members of the Gilead Historical Society. That same day, we saw a couple of other GHS members in the post office. While I was talking to Larry Corriveau, Steve Seames came in and stopped to chat for awhile with Hugh and Patrick Moore of Newry.
The Sun Journal Sunday paper had an article this past Sunday about the pipeline. There were two pictures with the article that Emeline Heath took when the pipeline went through. They are now part of the Gilead Historical Society’s collection.
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 30,at 7 p.m. The Registrar of Voters will be there at 6:30 p.m. to register qualified voters. Proof of residency (official documents that prove the identity of the applicant and their place of residence) must be provided at the time of registering. Please arrive early enough to register if you are a new voter or to check in if you are already registered.
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