Hanover Selectpersons met May 14 for a work meeting relating to costs involved in possibly doing winter maintenance on South Shore Road. If they decide to do winter work on that road, it would be the first time the Town has done it. This meeting’s focus was on the changes to property valuations if winter maintenance is selected. At the meeting were Selectpersons Brenda Gross, Richard Stratton and Frank Morrison. Also there were Michael O’Donnel from John O’Donnel Associates and Board Secretary, Clem Worcester.
The Rumford Grange 115 had its annual open house last Saturday at the Rumford Center Grange Hall. Following a light lunch, the Citizen of the Year was named. She is Nghia. She came to the United States from Viet Nam in 1985 at the age of 15 and did not know English. Nghia graduated from Mountain Valley High School in 1990 and eventually earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Maine at Augusta.
Since then, she has assisted elderly folks and others in the area that need help. Nghia does extensive gardening having a garden 30 X 70 for vegetables. She volunteers extensively for the Rumford Historical Society. She is the youngest life member of both Rumford and Mexico Historical Societies. She is administrator for the Western Foothill History Project, an online project of the Maine Historical Society.
Community Service Director Donna Worcester and Master Vicki Clark chaired the meeting. Maine State Grange Deputy James Haines also attended.
Bob Brown remains a patient at Rumford Hospital.
Some say the water in Howard Pond is low. It may be a little low, but every other year it filled up by Memorial Day.
People are reporting bear, moose and tick sightings.