by Clem Worcester
Several weeks ago we reported about plans to demolish the large rock that sits in the road right of way along the Howard Pond Road. It was felt to be necessary to make way for a proposed house and garage construction. That started quite a ruckus around Hanover circles. Folks lined up behind the “want to destroy” people and the “save the rock” contingent. A group of little old ladies promised to chain themselves to the rock to prevent its demise. The Board of Select Persons reviewed the situa-tion at their April meeting. The problem quietly was resolved last week at the Hanover Planning Board meeting following a site visit to the rock. The owners had reformulated their plans to make room for their new house and leave the rock where it has been for thousands of years. Permits were issued for the new construction.
Also at the Planning Board Meeting the Board approved alterations to a South Shore Road prop-erty so that it could more easily be used year round and prevents erosion into Howard Pond. Code Enforcement Officer John Gauthier said he had visited the Hanover Pines Subdivision and he re-ported all 14 lots had been sold with buildings in various stages of construction on about half of them.
Get well wishes to Elsie Fortin who is recuperating at home after surgery at Maine Medical Cen-ter in Portland. Also improving after surgery is Janice Bennett of Milton Township.
Hanover Volunteer Day will be Saturday, May 15, starting around 8 a.m. at the Hanover Town Office. Hopefully, a large group of volunteers will be there to lend a hand. Participants should bring hand tools and other items to help with clean-up activities.
A Rumford Grange 115 Sunday Dinner will start at noon at the Rumford Grange Hall in Rumford Center on May 16. A ham dinner with “all the fixings” will be served with dessert rounding out the meal.
While Wendell Easter was around Hanover tilling gardens he plowed up the garden spot belong-ing to Scott and Carol Gould who now live in Bethel. The Goulds have graciously loaned the space to Gardner Roberts Memorial Library for use as a children’s garden project this summer.
Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. Visiting Donna Worcester were Jenny and Matt Tirrell from Ox-ford and Brian, Sara, Shawnee and Makala Worcester from Carthage. Despite the cold wind that day they had a barbecue.